All posts tagged: cinnamon

The Kitchen Wishlist #6 | Easing In To Autumn

We’re here, we’ve arrived, jump on board this chilly train to autumn-ville. It’s gonna be quite a ride this year. I always love Emma Bridgewater, particularly in the colder months. Perhaps its because this is the time of year we most want to feel homely, and she does homely so very well. These owl plates are my favourite from her autumn collection. I pretty much despise Starbucks for a multitude of reasons. I’m not saying I’ve never grabbed a coffee in there before, but it’s definitely not my favourite place. That said, I really want to try a pumpkin spice latte. I feel like this pumpkin spice syrup would solve all of my problems at once here. This season, I want to be one of those people that stirs delicious drinks with cinnamon sticks, and adds them to the packaging of cute “just because” gifts. I’m probably not going to do either of those things, but a girl can dream. I don’t really have the kind of kitchen that you can hang things in, but …

Vanilla Apple Pie Filling

I’m writing to you from day five of the slow carb diet, and I’m extremely pleased to inform you that I’ve totally stuck to it. I’ve not strayed once into disallowed foods territory. That said, I’m a little sick of eating beans every day and I can’t wait to throw myself into cheat day. This is a recipe I experimented with last weekend in the hope of making lovely Autumnal deep-filled apple pies, my attempt at cinnamon pastry was less than successful but I nailed the filling and therefore judged it to be shareable. The end result of this recipe will leave you with enough filling for six apple pies (deep-filled Mr Kipling style), go forth and bake! 5 apples, peeled and chopped into 1/2 cm squares (I used royal gala just ’cause that’s what I had in) 1 heaped tbsp vanilla bean paste 1/4 cup water 2 tbsps golden caster sugar Throw all the ingredients into a saucepan (a le creuset is ideal) and put on a low heat. Once the mixture starts to …

Sweet 17 Syrup and Cinnamon Cake

Today my little sister turned 17 and last night I had a major baking relapse – it would have been an unforgivable crime to neglect my responsibility to make a birthday cake. I had to keep it pretty simple because working 9 to 6 doesn’t leave a large window for extravagant cake-ing, but sometimes going back to basics can bring the best results. If a list of TV shows that summed up our early years together were in existence, The Simpsons would be pretty near the top, so I’ve tried to incorporate a resemblance to the classic Simpsons donut. It kinda works.. but the icing is white because I didn’t have pink food colouring and nobody’s perfect. I should add here that this is a cake for those of us with SSTS (severe sweet tooth syndrome), it’s like 50% syrup, and also don’t skimp on the maple syrup – you’ve gotta pay good money for the good stuff. Serves 3 hungry girls in a birthday house for a bit less than a week 150g maple …