I was eating cake that Scientist Guy thoughtfully brought home for me and I was struck once more, how many people make a disappointing carrot cake – because they follow a traditional recipe without considering the taste of their combined ingredients.


Most recipes call for oil, to help lighten what could become a heavy batter. This makes your cake taste of oil.


Melted butter is a fine substitute, so why don’t more bakers use this alternative and loose that oil taste…?


Monkey Boy and I baked his signature cookies today. Always a pleasure to share the process with him, and the joy on his face as he eats the results.


and Mummy is delighted that picky toddler is eating raisins… : P