Category Cinnamon

Melomakarona (Orange & Walnut Biscuits) | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Melomakarona (Orange & Walnut Greek Biscuits)

Crunchy, cake-like orange-flavoured biscuits, dipped in a honey syrup then rolled in walnuts. A traditional Greek biscuit served at Christmastime and the perfect addition to your holiday baking spread. Let me preface this post by saying: I’m not Greek, I don’t have Greek heritage and I’ve only visited Greece once as a 14 year old, […]

Apple & Blackberry Loaf Cake | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Apple & Blackberry Loaf Cake with Streusel Topping

I think loaf cakes/quick breads might be my favourite type of cakes. For one, there’s no need for icing/frosting, and to be honest, I’m not bothered by icing a lot of the time. For another, they’re denser than a regular cake, which just means less air and more cake for meee. And finally, it seems like […]

Zucchini Bread | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Zucchini Bread

I think summer’s over. It was so nice and so fleeting and now it’s back to stereotypical London rain and cold. Iain thinks there will be an Indian summer. I’m such a pessimist when it comes to weather that I bet him it wouldn’t happen. We’ll see. I feel like I still had so many […]

Bagel French Toast with Cream Cheese Glaze | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

French Toast Bagels with Cream Cheese Glaze

Regular readers might notice a very small change around here. Almost 9 months to the day after my very first post, I am now the proud owner of my domain name! No more .wordpress for this blog, it has graduated from blogging pre-school to real school. Upgrading my domain name was not a hastily made or random […]

Cranberry & Pistachio Granola Clusters | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Cranberry & Pistachio Granola Clusters

I’m not one to waste food if I can help it, so when I had some pistachios and cranberries left after making my Cranberry & Pistachio Chocolate Bark, I knew I had to find something to make with them. Today I bring you Cranberry & Pistachio Granola Clusters. I love granola oat clusters, but a lot of […]

Mini Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

Happy New Year world! Welcome to 2014! I hope it’s been good to you so far. How was everyone’s night? Did you see some spectacular firework displays? Did you take it easy in your jim-jams (pyjamas) or head out to a party? My evening was spent at a local Sydney beach watching the 9pm fireworks […]

Pumpkin & White Chocolate Blondies

Merry Christmas world! I hope you all had a great day with family and friends and Santa was good to you. I had an awesome day with my family and it felt like the Christmases we had when I was a kid with what seemed like hundreds of people there. We had beautiful sunshine and […]