Holiday Baking

Cake, Christmas, Holiday Baking

Jamaican Fruit Cake

‘Tis the season for fruit cakes and if you’re looking for an extra rich and fruity Christmas Cake, this Jamaican Fruit Cake is the answer. Steeped in rich fruit, texture and colour, this fruit cake can be made without soaking the fruit for weeks in advance. Ingredients in the Jamaican Fruit Cake Jamaican fruit cake […]

Christmas, Cookies, Holiday Baking


In my continuing quest to try Christmas recipes from around the world, I made these Kiffles, which are Hungarian Christmas Cookies. These biscuits are made from a buttery cream cheese dough and a fruity filling of apricot jam. You can use other fruity or nutty fillings are well, like walnuts, cherry, almonds etc. Making the […]

Desserts, Holiday Baking

Om Ali

Om Ali or Umali as some call it is a traditional Egyptian dessert, made with crunchy bits of pastry, dry fruits and a milk mixture. I think of it as a sophisticated bread pudding. It’s rich, festive and a sure crowd-pleaser. I’ve tasted Om Ali only once before and it was years ago. But I […]

Cookies, Holiday Baking


If only someone had told me how easy it is to make Nankhatai and how delicious homemade ones are, I’d be making them every week. Let me do you a favour by sharing this simple and fail-proof recipe for utterly butterly homemade Nankhatai. I never thought of making homemade Nankhatai all this while becauseI don’t […]

Christmas, Cookies, Holiday Baking

Christmas Cookies

I’m slowly overcoming my anxiety of baking cookies and the latest encouragement has come from these delicious Christmas cookies. The dough is rather easy to put together. Throw in a few Christmas sprinkles and white chocolate for good measure, scoop them into little bits and bake them in the oven. 20 minutes later, lo and […]

Christmas, Eggless, Holiday Baking


I had never heard of Panforte before, I’ll be honest. And now that I’ve discovered how easy it to make, I am quite certain, Panforte will be a Christmas staple in our home. Panforte is an Italian chewy and nutty sweet, made with almonds, figs and of course sugar. Although it is not a cake, […]

Christmas, Desserts, Holiday Baking

Treacle Pudding

This treacle pudding is the easiest Christmas recipe I’ve tried this season and might just be my favourite discovery of the year. It’s so simple to make, very quick to put together and with a dash of caramel sauce and a scoop of ice cream, this easily transforms itself into the ultimate dessert. This treacle […]

Christmas, Desserts, Eggless, Holiday Baking

Christmas Crumble

I love a good crumble and could there by anything more magical than putting a Christmas spin to this holiday favourite? This Christmas crumble just exudes warmth, cheer and all things Christmassy with its gorgeous pink shades and caramel flavour, topped with marzipan and almonds. What I love about this Christmas crumble is how effortless […]

Christmas, Holiday Baking

Holiday Fruitcake

You know how big I am on Christmas, I always go into overdrive this time of the year. Although I’ve already posted my go to fruitcake recipe before, this Holiday Fruitcake is a close contender and perfect for any last minute fruitcake demands. You can make it just about a week in advance and be […]