Tag: nutmeg

Cakes

Rich Dark Ginger Loaf Cake

Christmas is over but the time is still right for a lovely spicy cake.  Ginger cake, in the form of a loaf cake, rich and moist is ideal for this time of year.  For mine I based it on a recipe from Delia Smith, but I have seen basically the same recipe elsewhere too. The […]

Christmas, Muffins

Spiced Cupcakes For Christmas

Having made my speculaas last week I was so enamoured of the flavour of the spices that I wanted to make something else with them too.  I decided to make some cupcakes and was all set to go when I discovered a recipe on Bakingmad for ginger and cinnamon cupcakes.  Although I wanted to use the […]

Biscuits, Cookies, Christmas

Spiced Cookies – Speculaas

Getting ready for Christmas and the holiday season I thought I would try out another cookie, from the low countries, Belgium and The Netherlands(and elsewhere too I suspect).  Speculaas are a crunchy cookie that are usually made with the dough being pressed into moulds to create a shape.  They are eaten on St Nicholas Eve […]

Bread, Christmas

Pfeffernüsse – German Iced Spice Cookies

My sister in Canada mentioned that she had bought some Pfeffernüsse, which are a German cookie that is iced(some recipes just roll the cookies in icing sugar).  They are also very popular, with different names in Denmark and The Netherlands.    I thought they looked very good and with all the spices they are quite unlike […]

Biscuits, Cookies

Dried Blueberry & Oat Cookies

Well I am back from a lovely holiday in Canada, and ready to get on with more baking.  Today’s recipe is for some cookies with dried blueberries.  I love oats as well, so they seemed an ideal addition to the blueberries to make the cookies.  As well as that I decided that I needed a […]

Muffins

Whole Grain Cranberry Breaksfast Muffins

I read a wonderful recipe in the New York Times, for some blueberry muffins made with whole grains.  I wanted to try this out, but I prefer cranberries in muffins, so I adapted the recipe to suit that taste. I reduced the volumes of the various ingredients as well, since I didn’t need so many […]

Muffins

Sour Cream & Cranberry Muffins

I found a lovely recipe for Sour Cream and Cranberry Muffins on Midwest Living.  Reading it just made me want to make them immediately.  I had to wait though, until I could buy some more cranberries.  So today I set about making them.  Sour Cream & Cranberry Muffins The recipe calls for pumpkin pie spice […]