Banana & Coconut Mini Bundt Cakes

BananaCake02 Have you ever been stuck with lots of ripe bananas? I know I’ve been there. Summer days are especially unkind to bananas. They just don’t do very well in the heat. So what do you do when you’re stuck spotty bananas that even a monkey won’t touch? Make banana cake of course! I bought some mini bundt cake tins from Etsy a year ago but never had the chance to use. I’m glad I got them – just look how cute they are! You don’t have to use the same cake tin size, any medium sized cake tins will do. I like this recipe because the cakes turn out really light and fluffy. It also helps that the recipe only have 5 steps…. 

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Rainbow Kuih Lapis

  I’ve been thinking a lot on the subject of happiness and looking to what makes me happy. There are some successes last year that made me feel A-W-E-S-O-M-E; and there are little things that just lifts me up. Trying a new recipe is definitely one of my joys. I suppose you want to know… 

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Milky Bread Rolls & Market Day

I’m gaining a little bit more confidence with bread now. Though I’m still wary. When it comes to living organisms that I have no control over, I feel it can be a little unpredictable. However, so far so good. I’m kinda loving my latest acquisition – Collected Recipes by Kristin Hove. What drew me to… 

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Pecan & Date Banana Bread

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius. There is a fair amount of truth in that. I saw a recipe for walnut bread in my latest possession, “Collected” by Kristin Hove, but I noticed that the bananas were ripening and we had half a pack of pecans and dates lying… 

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Chocolate Fudge Coconut Cake

Huzzah, it’s spring! It’s so nice to have sunshine again. Which means, I can take photos by my favourite spot in the house again without worrying about lighting. I missed food blogging, trust me. But I’ve also been really busy with my Happee Monkee shop on Etsy as well as HardtoFind. It’s been so great,… 

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Dates & Yogurt Cake with Orange Honey Syrup

I used Watson & Son’s Manuka Honey to make the orange honey syrup for the cake. Watson & Son’s were very kind to send me a jar of UMF 10+ manuka honey . I love manuka honey, and usually I just add a teaspoon to warm water and drink it throughout the day. I’ve been… 

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Nothing Sombre About Ombre Cake

Have you heard of Pinterest? It is absolutely addictive. I’m constantly inspired by other people’s creativity, and this it is like a huge, beautiful, online scrapbook. So one day I was not minding my own business and saw the word ‘ombre‘. What is this word? And why are all these beautiful colour tones connected to… 

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Creative Ways to Productive Procrastination

Creative Ways to Productive Procrastination Come up with challenges. I saw this video on Ted.com and was inspired by one of the speakers who challenged himself to a 30-day challenge. He started cycling to work, writing a book, basically, did things that he wouldn’t normally do. As a result, he broadened his circle of friends,… 

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Jaffa Chocolate Mousse

So much has happened since I last updated this blog with food. Mr. G and I are now proud uncle and aunt of the first grandchild in the W. family. He’s a beautiful baby and you can be assured that he will be well-fed as soon as he’s on solids. G. and I have also just… 

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