Recipe: Caramel Cupcakes with Caramel Icing

by April@MyFoodTrail on September 15, 2009

in Baking, Cupcakes, Icing | Frosting, Recipes

Forced with a choice, I would choose chocolate over caramel but as I have never made caramel anything before, I chose to make caramel cupcakes to bring over to the previously mentioned poker night. This recipe comes from Australian Women’s Weekly Bake, which is turning out to be my most utilised cookbook! The original recipe […]


Recipe: Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

by April@MyFoodTrail on September 8, 2009

in Baking, Cakes, Icing | Frosting, Recipes

Every time I see the Lindt 100g blocks on special for less than $2 a block, I always go and buy a few of the 70% ones. They are starting to pile up now because I haven’t made anything chocolatey for a while so I went hunting for a chocolate cake recipe. Most of the […]


We have our own lemon tree in our backyard, but due to the previous owner’s many years of neglect, the lemon tree was badly infected with gall wasps. Gall wasps tend to attack citrus trees, and bore into the branches and create nests. The gall wasps nests’ show up as huge lumps in the branches […]


Recipe: Banana Muffins

by April@MyFoodTrail on August 17, 2009

in Baking, Muffins, Recipes

I was trying to decide between buying Stephanie Alexander’s Cook’s Companion cookbook or Margaret Fulton’s Encyclopedia of Food & Cookery – both have good reviews but I didn’t want to get both (and they are expensive). They teach you about food and cooking rather than just containing recipes. While you can flip through cookbooks at […]


Recipe: Chocolate & Pistachio Muffins

by April@MyFoodTrail on August 4, 2009

in Baking, Muffins, Recipes

Nowadays when we are going over to someone’s house, I use the opportunity to try out a recipe and bring some baked goodies along with me. This works out well for me as I don’t end up eating it all myself for fear of being wasteful but I still get to see if I would […]


Recipe: Marble Mini-cakes

by April@MyFoodTrail on August 3, 2009

in Baking, Cakes, Recipes

Baking every weekend has now become a regular event for me. It may not seem like much to all you seasoned bakers, but before I started this blog, I could count the number of times I baked on one hand! I have gone through my modest collection of cookbooks and made a list of the […]


Recipe: Best Ever Banana Cake

by April@MyFoodTrail on July 28, 2009

in Baking, Cakes, Recipes

This banana cake is my “go to” foolproof cake recipe and the cake I make the most. Even though I didn’t really bake before starting this food blog, I did make this cake numerous times because it was so easy! No beaters are required – just gentle stirring. Most people who try this cake say […]


Where possible, I tend to make things in half quantities to try out a new recipe. I don’t like to be wasteful just incase it doesn’t work out, and I also don’t want to be a glutton by eating it all if it does work out! I’m not sure if it really affects the recipe […]


Recipe: Norwegian Cinnamon Buns

by April@MyFoodTrail on July 14, 2009

in Baking, Breads, Recipes

Today was my first day back at work after my surgery 2 weeks ago. To celebrate the occasion I made… NOTHING! Yes that’s right, there is nothing to celebrate about a return to work! I enjoyed my time at home resting and not having much to do, but now it is back to reality and […]


Recipe: Berry Crumble Cake

by April@MyFoodTrail on July 10, 2009

in Baking, Cakes, Recipes

Whenever I am offered apple crumble for dessert, I usually scrape out the chunky apple pieces and eat the pastry covered in the apple sauce and the crunchy crumble! There is something about chunky fruit pieces in dessert that I don’t like. But crumble I love! So you can imagine my joy when I saw […]

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