They’re not Bob’s muffins…they’re mine, all mine!

March 22, 2008


Remember back in October my fifth time lucky muffins? Well, this week the book came out for which we (La Cocotte and I) wrote the recipe for. The delivery guy hardly made it through the bookshop’s door this Tuesday I was so excited. Like a kid on Christmas day I ripped open the box and flicked through the book to find my recipe. Very very happy with the result (I’m even in the picture, well half of me is ;-)) and the book has lots of other amazingly delicious recipes too (Rhubarb & strawberry, sticky toffee…the list goes on). Taking a leaf out of the book, my mum and I decided to invent our own muffin recipe. Currently at my parents this weekend, with the weather being snowy one minute, sunshiny the other, the best bet is to stay inside.

If you’re in Paris on the 29th March we’ll be having a “Muffin” booklaunch at La Cocotte. So do pop by if you’re around. There’ll be lots of tasty muffins to eat.

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A sweet gift for Mr Bump and Mr Soul & City…chilled Pandan soufflé

March 16, 2008


Last weekend I had Mr Soul & City and Mr Bump for dinner. My friend, Mr Bump is exactly like the Roger Hargreaves’s character, always falling over/down, bumping into, tripping up…A good week for him is to have only 3 bruises. Mr B and I both have a malay/chinese food fetish and often drool over Rasa Malaysia’s delicious posts.
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My cantucci fetish

March 9, 2008


So I’ve been baking, cooking and eating plenty the last couple of weeks. I just didn’t get round to photographing it. Taking a shot involves me setting up my “studio”, hoping the sun is shining and having the time to shoot it. Not as easy as it seems. Unfortunately I’m a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to my photographs which means less posts. Sorry!
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It’s a piece of cake…Prune teacake

February 24, 2008


I’ve had a bottle of “plum” oil (oil made out of the stones of plums) sitting in my cupboard for the last couple of months. When I smelt it for the first time I was very tempted to dab a bit behind my ears and wear it as a perfume 😉 (I have a perfume with vanille/almond notes). But instead I thought it would make a delicious base for a cake. Piece of cake to make, it won’t take you more than 10 minutes with a mixer. Read the rest of this entry »


Just what the doctor ordered…Baby parsley carrots & parsley Grießnockerl Bouillon

February 17, 2008


Things this Sunday are quite blissful in the world of R khooks. No rushing off to a big food festival, no lying in bed with an awful flu…The sun is shining and I’ve had time to get my groceries from the local market, have a cup of tea and listen to my favourite radio show. There’s a pot bubbling on the stove with an experiment (I’ll be testing it out on my local guinea pigs later today and if it’s good, you’re be hearing about it too). So in all in all quite perfect =) Read the rest of this entry »


Say it with…valentine mooncakes

February 9, 2008


“Won’t you be my valentine?” A question which will be on many people’s tongues this 14th. Not mine though. I tend to be a bit more cynical and find the whole thing way too commercial. But then I guess if you’re unluckily attached to someone who needs that kind of reminder, than once a year is better than none a year.
I may be cynical in regards to valentines but I do have a small weakness for anything in a heart shape, though. For some reason I often end up making a cake, biscuits or other foods in heart shapes. Read the rest of this entry »


Blueberry pancakes “R khooks stylee”

February 3, 2008


I saw one of my favourite bands this week. I was slightly distracted during the concert when Fink started singing “Blueberry Pancakes”. My mind wandered to my blueberry pancake recipe. Would I add buttermilk to my mixture? How would I incorporate the blueberries? Buckwheat flour or plain flour? My “foodie daydream” didn’t last that long as the music was amazing and it put me back in the room quite quickly. Read the rest of this entry »