Recipes – baking

Individual strawberry crisps

December 5, 2008

  Well, it seems it took exactly three days after the end of NaBloPoMo for the urge to blog to return.  That's got to be some sort of record I am finding, though, that my return to regular blog reading and commenting has been rather slow, having almost ground to a halt in the latter […]

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Be thankful for… decadent flourless chocolate cake

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  Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers! And a special thank you to my lovely friend Courtney who invited Mr Cooksister to share Thanksgiving dinner with her and a Certain Someone I’ve always rather liked the concept of Thanksgiving – the secular universality of it (Christian? Jewish? Muslim? Hindu? Not a problem – let’s […]

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Zucchini, peppadew and feta bread

November 2, 2008

Question: what does a self-confessed non-baker bake when she’s required to bake bread for a worthy cause? Answer:  something quick, nutritious, and delicious that reminds her a little of home.  And did I mention quick? Now most traditional leavened breads use yeast as a rising agent, and my problem with yeast is that it takes time.  Time […]

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Waiter, there’s something in my… spiced pumpkin muffins

October 31, 2008

I have a confession to make. Most days of the year, I am a diligent blogger who tries to buy ethically-produced products.  I try to patronise independent retailers where I can, rather than the huge chains that have assumed far too much power over what we put on our plates.  I gravitate towards excellent, natural ingredients and […]

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Mini pistachio tarts for a WTSIM picnic

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I love a challenge, I do. And as I’m sure you know, the food blogging world is simply full of challenges.  WTSIM, SHF, DMBLGiT, Daring Bakers, Paper Chef, HHDD, WHB, Click (to name but a few)… the choice is yours!  On any given day of the week you can search the Net and find a […]

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Sinful dark chocolate & raspberry cupcakes

July 5, 2008

Hooray!  I have an internet connection again!  This is CookSister coming to you live from Geneva, so do pardon me if this post is not as long and detailed as those that you are used to.  My excuse is that the sun is shining, and the city is calling – far too nice a day […]

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Individual apricot upside-down cakes

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What is it with South Africans and apricots? The jam you are most likely to find in a South African’s pantry is apricot jam.  In fact, I think until I was about ten years old, I wasn’t sure that there was anonther type of jam!  And you know you are in a South African supermarket […]

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