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    recipe; sticky date pudding

    Earlier this year, I attempted to make, for the first time, the dessert I had grown up knowing as sticky toffee pudding. Honestly, I never knew that sticky date pudding and sticky toffee pudding were one and the same until I went searching for a recipe for my husband’s birthday. I used to love sticky toffee pudding, but after the restaurant my father used to take us to closed down, and then we started a vegetarian diet, I never found it again. I was a little bit worried this would not live up to my memories of the dessert, especially since I had to change about the recipe I found…

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    recipe; snickerdoodle cupcakes

    I haven’t actually made these cupcakes in quite some time, because they tend to be a little messy, a little sweet. So yum, for sure, but in the past couple of years, we’ve had to watch our sugar intake. They are a supremely indulgent treat, however, and I’m hoping to make them again next month for my birthday. The original recipe can be found here, and I’ve played around with it a little. Ingredients Spiced Sugar Topping: 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 cup sugar Cake Batter: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tablespoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (if desired) 1/2 cup…

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    recipe; eggless bread pudding

    It has been some time since I made this, but growing up, I used to love bread pudding. We would go to weddings, and I would go straight to the desserts to check if there was bread pudding, and then I would plan my meals accordingly. I loved bread pudding. So when I became vegetarian and realised bread pudding contained eggs, I was quite crushed. And then! My husband asked me to make bread pudding, and Google delivered, and the only thing about the recipe I found that I wasn’t 100% happy with was the texture of the custard, so I went about substituting how I usually make custard instead.…

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    recipe; nutella mug cake

    Uh, no, I did not go over to my uncle’s house while I was on holiday at my parents’ to bake this for photos because I thought February was a dessert post month. I am not that extra, thanks.* *Except I totally am that extra and I totally did this. This molten Nutella mug cake – yes, the center is gooey and chocolately and utterly wonderful – is the perfect indulgence for a day you want to feel guilty. I actually have the recipe for a microwaveable version of this cake, but because of health reasons, I no longer use the microwave. Stumbling across an oven-baked version of the cake…

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    recipe; crunchy chocolate chip cookies

    I’ve realised in the past year that I try a lot more savoury recipes than sweet. Or when I do bake, or make sweet dishes, I reuse the ones I am comfortable with. Maybe because I make these desserts for other people, and I know which cookies and brownies they like, so I go with the tried and tested ones. Or I forget to take photos. But that is a whole other thing I need to work on. If you’ve been following my blog, you’d know that I became a vegetarian when I was a teenager. I was a lacto-ovo vegetarian for a number of year, but when I got…

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    recipe; snickerdoodles

    I just realised, despite having made these so many times over the past six years, I’ve not posted this recipe anywhere. I have barely adapted this recipe, because like the author of the original recipe claims, this is The Best Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe. (Not that I’ve had many snickerdoodles, but I love this, so.) The husband is not so fond of the cookies, so I don’t make them often anymore – we’re all trying to cut down on desserts, honestly, and this can be quite sweet. But when I want some soft and chewy cookies, these tend to be my go to. Snickerdoodles Ingredients 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened…

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    recipe; easiest nutella brownies

    My sister and I found this recipe years ago, when our brother came home from a trip and at 10 something at night, asks us to make him something with Nutella. Nutella sandwiches were not allowed. So we browsed the ‘Net and stumbled across this recipe. It was easy, it was quick, and best of all? We had all the ingredients on hand so we didn’t need to go hunting for them! As always, we don’t use eggs in anything, so we substituted it out, and the three ingredient brownies became a four ingredient brownies, and it tastes lovely and fudgey and honestly, now I want to make a batch.…

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    recipe; chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

    Oatmeal cookies, even with chocolate chips, are considered somewhat healthier than normal cookies. Right? I like to believe that anyway. These cookies are yum. I’ve made them multiple times to take for prayers and every time, I get rave reviews. This time? I had a cousin come up to me and tell me if I went to visit my parents without these cookies, she was sending me back home to make her some. Definitely taking that as a compliment. The original recipe calls them the ‘perfect’ chocolate chip oatmeal cookie. I made amendments because a) my family does not consume eggs, and b) most instant pudding mixes (which are apparently…

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    recipe; vanilla cupcakes

    The first time I made these cupcakes was about four years ago for my youngest sister’s 11th birthday. She was having a purple zebra themed party, and I wanted to make something, so I attempted a simple recipe, but I coloured half the batter purple and tried layering it. The layering wasn’t done brilliantly, but the cupcakes were a hit. Which is a surprise in our family where everybody always asks for half a cupcake because nobody wants to finish the whole thing. Except this time, our cousins were asking for seconds. (There were not enough cupcakes for seconds.) Since then, these cupcakes have been my go-to when I want…

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    recipe; s’mores milo brownies

    I originally posted this recipe some time ago on Tumblr after I tried it when my sister and her in-laws visited us in Auckland. The husband and I have since moved back to Malaysia, had a baby, and made this maybe once again? Of course, I want to make this more often but it is much more difficult to get my hands on vegan marshmallows here, and the other ones we do get that we can have aren’t quite as tasty. When I tried this recipe that first time, it was such a hit that I made it again in that short trip! My sister’s father-in-law – who is not…