Saturday, 18 December 2010

Mini Cupcakes + a little Weekend Baking : )

One of the very best things about this job is it gives me license to fuel one of my biggest addictions.

Kitchen equipment : )

Now, I've never liked big houses (I have an extreme aversion to dusting) but, I may have to get over it because I'll need the space to stash all my gadgets and gizmos.

Cookbooks are another of my most impractical, space-consuming vices. 

I can't help myself! 

The big, huge Kinokuniya right in the middle of town doesn't really make matters any better.

This recipe for Raspberry Blueberry Crumble is from my Spiral Book of Secrets you can see in the background, very easy and oh-so-yummy with vanilla ice cream.

I have to say, the berry-tastic-ness of this here, my blog's first recipe alarms me a bit. 

Those who know me will tell you that I'm unapologetically biased against anything without chocolate in it and they'd be right. I must be growing up! 

A brownie recipe next week, promise : )


100g. flour
100g. ground almonds
100g. soft butter
150g. sugar
pinch of salt

Mix everything together with a wooden spoon until it gets all lovely and clumpy. 

2 cups Raspberries
2 cups Blueberries
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
big pinch of salt

Preheat your oven to 325F. Toss everything together, pour into an oven proof dish. Sprinkle on the crumble and bake until it's nice and golden brown on top and the berry mixture underneath has thickened up. You can test by poking a knife into the centre, when you pull it out, the juice should be thick and syrupy, not runny. It baked about 45 minutes for me but watch yours once the crumble starts to brown. Allow it to cool for 15 minutes then serve with ice cream : )

*I like to bake half the crumble separately on a cookie sheet and sprinkle it on once the berries come out of the oven so it's extra crunchy : )


  1. mother has the same flower plates & bowls at home!!

  2. I think they're a late 80's/early 90's home staple : P

  3. ohh u have put recipes... lovely... :)

  4. I'm going to try and do one every weekend : )


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