Tag: walnuts

Cakes, Desserts

Coffee & Walnut Cake

Though I don’t like coffee and am not a lover of walnuts I decided to make a Coffee & Walnut Cake as some in my family like it very much.  This cake is two layers of coffee sponge with chopped walnuts in it.  The two layers are sandwiched by a rich coffee buttercream, with more […]

Pies, Tarts

Blue Cheese & Fig Tart

I wanted to make a savoury tart last week but it was rather too warm to be making pastry.  So I did it today, Blue Cheese and Fig Tart, from a recipe I saw on BBC Good Food.  I originally wanted to do one with goat’s cheese but couldn’t find something that I really thought […]


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 […]


Morning Glory Muffins

Morning Glory Muffins are not something I have encountered before.  But my sister Margaret, of Ottawa, suggested them so I imagine she rather enjoys them.  I did some research on the internet and looked at a few videos.  It seems that there are many variations of these muffins, but the constant is grated carrot and […]


Apricot & Walnut Muffins

I just love apricots, and thought they would be very good in a nice, plain muffin.  But I wanted a little bit of crunch too, so I thought to make some Apricot Muffins with Walnuts. As with all muffins recipes this one is very simple, one bowl with dry ingredients, once with wet ingredients, mix […]