Friday, 29 August 2014

Strawberry lazy-pie


Easy Bake!


The later part of this month, in the midst of blog prepping I was on a mini vacation in NY with my family. So this last recipe really exemplifies the easy bake theme for the past month. On the day I made these I was actually on a time crunch because we were trying to catch the mall before the stores closed. I decided that I needed the fastest method in life to toss the strawberry pie together and set it to bake so we could leave. I wasn’t even sure if it would come out right since I have never made it before. I just let the oven work its magic

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Giant Plantain Tart


Easy Bake!



You can’t call yourself a Jamaican if you have never had a plantain tart. For me plantain tarts came in at a solid second place, since as a child my favorite Jamaican pastry hands down was the gizzard. That however would definitely not fall under the easy bake category. In contrast the plantain tart is quite simple, especially If you have the ready-made frozen pie shells.  And to make this even simpler why not make one giant tart that your friends and family can take a slice out of rather than the time consuming job of making individual little bite sized tarts; easy right?

Friday, 22 August 2014

Ginger Peach Roll-ups



 Easy Bake!


This week has been super busy for me. I’m on a mini one week vacation and cooking in a new kitchen. That’s even how I came up with the easy bake theme for this month. Because I knew the last few weeks of the month I wouldn’t have more than 30 minutes to prepare any one dish.  Summer is known for all the yummy fresh peaches available. If you’re a fan of peaches and ginger you may appreciate this flavor combination.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Mini elephant ears


Easy Bake!


You all can thank my boyfriend once again for this recipe. The man absolutely loves elephant ears from Sugar and spice bakery. So I decided that since I was already subjecting myself to a month of baking I might as well make something he loves. These cinnamon sugar elephant ears are by far the easiest recipe for this month. The flaky pastry pairs lovely with the cinnamon and sugar, and it will take you less than 30 minutes to make including bake time.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Not your average Churros


Easy Bake!


This post is a lesson in determination. I have always wanted to make churros. From the first time I ever had them at Costco, it was love at first bite. The crunchy sweet cinnamon sticks with that super soft inside. Churros are actually very simple to make and the ingredient list has a grand total of 5 ingredients. All you need is the dough, hot oil and you’re good to go.....I know they are not baked, but they are easy

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Apple Apple-pie



Easy Bake!

One thing I can appreciate about this recipe is its perceived level of difficulty. Once you serve this people will be wondering how on earth did you make it. Little would they know that the dough is store bought and there are only 6 other ingredients needed in addition to the dough. I will admit it’s not a simple as the pear oatmeal crumble,  but it’s still pretty easy. Anyone can make this.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Pear oatmeal crumble


Easy Bake!

I know I said this was easy bake month, and while this recipe has a little bit more than  5 ingredients and took a little longer than 30 minutes, its still just as easy as can be. I think pears are the most amazing fruit to have warmed. Their flavor is perfect with cinnamon, sugar and butter. Not to mention the texture of the pear itself very velvety, I’ve always said I much prefer pears to apples, and this recipe is a shining example of why.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Dan-ish


Easy Bake!


This pastry is as ad-hoc as can be. Ugly little buggers, I really didn’t even know what to call it. It’s not really a tart, not a croissant, it’s kind of like a danish…get it dan-ish?  I literally walked into the kitchen grabbed the three ingredients and went for it. Cheese, jam and puff pastry; three ingredients one would expect to be a winning combination.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Quicky-berry Cobbler

Easy Bake!

I have gotten so comfortable with the easy drink recipes of last month that I had to ease my way back into the normal routine. Not to mention the fact that for half of this month I will be away from my kitchen and utensils, so I’m dubbing August easy bake month. I will be whipping up some super easy dessert pastries using store bought and homemade items to create easy and delicious items everyone will think took hours to make. First up a blueberry cobbler that will be ready in less than 30 minutes!

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Stolen Mango Moscato


Cool it down



My sister and her boyfriend went to 689 in Kingston and returned raving about two things. A drink they had and oxtail lasagna. She knew I was in the middle of drink month and demanded I recreate the drink they had and loved. She made sure to ask the bartender what the drink consisted of, and the rest was left to me to figure out. So I have never tasted the original and I blindly attempted a copycat recipe of a drink I didn’t know the name of…turned out pretty good.