Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes

Whenever I saunter over to the fair trade coffee shop down the road, I usually buy a slice of lemon poppy seed loaf along with my latte. Hence, my inspiration starting point for this recipe. I like to think of them as lemon poppy seed cupcakes 'with a twist'. The twist comes from the lime... Continue Reading →

Chocolate-Chai Cupcakes

Chocolate-Chai Cupcakes I hope you enjoy this recipe for Chocolate-Chai cupcakes. I love how the warm, subtle flavors of cardamon, ginger and cinnamon permeate these moist chocolatey cupcakes. The vanilla-cinnamon butter also heightens the chai flavor of the cakes. I whipped these up when I was having a particularly stressful day. The nighty power of... Continue Reading →

Mango Lassi Cupcakes

These cupcakes are light and citrusy and taste like summer! For those of you that aren't familiar with lassi, it's a yogurt-based drink that is popular in South Asian countries like India and Pakistan. It can be made savory by adding warm spices like cumin or sweet by adding fruit. Mango lassi is a personal... Continue Reading →

Mexican Chocolate Brownies with Ganache

I’m always looking for ways to spice up traditional baking recipes.  This brownie recipe is sumptuous and a tad caliente. The nod to Mexican chocolate comes from the cinnamon and cayenne pepper in the batter. For those that a bit hesitant, trust me, the flavour combination is fantastic. The Aztecs—the inventors of chocolate—knew what they... Continue Reading →

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