Tastebuds: Some Recipes I Found And LOVE!

I know there are many foodies among you, and I want to share some recipes I found online that I tried and absolutely loved (and still love!). It’s scary to try new recipes sometimes, especially when they didn’t suit your taste. These are a few recipes for easy baking. If you haven’t baked before, you’d still be able to make them. These are easy! I’ve made these a few times already, and some were even requested by friends and family.

 

chocolate cupcakes

 

The above is the fluffiest chocolate cupcake I’ve ever had. It’s so soft and moist, it melts in your mouth. So easy to make too! I added some choc chips for extra chocolate-y goodness, and it’s soooooo good. I skipped the frosting completely, because that’s the only way I could make myself feel less guilty. LOL! Warning, it’s a little too easy to eat, so you can pop 4 in your mouth and still have room for more. Consider yourself warned. Recipe by Laura Vitale (click here for the link).

 

lemon cake

 

This lemon drizzle cake is requested by my mom and her friends a few times. If you like a dense butter cake, and if you like lemon, this is for you. Chloe LOVES the sourness of lemon, so for her, I’d use extra lemon juice. Otherwise, the recipe is good enough. I saw this on Vivianna Does Makeup and thought why not. It goes very well with a cup of tea ๐Ÿ™‚ The link to her YouTube video is here –> click.

 

Cheddar Bacon Scones

 

Now for something savoury. I love a good scone, I love cheese and I love bacon. What’s better than having all of them together? These Cheddar Bacon Scones taste heavenly. The smokiness of the bacon comes through, and the cheddar gives it a zing. I like to have these piping hot, and with some butter or cream cheese. Recipe is by Laura Vitale again, click here.

I didn’t use to bake so much, but there’s something calming about the process. Maybe it’s this pregnancy, or I got more homely after quitting my full time job. AHAHAHA! I hope you’ll give these a try. Photos above are taken using my phone (on my Instagram) and I made all of them noms. I will try making more meat next time, because I’m on a mission to cut down my carb intake. In Asia, it’s really all about rice and noodles, and it’s been my lifetime habit to choose carbs over anything else. Need to change that.

Do share with me your fool proof recipes so I can try them too!

 

xoxo Lily

ps: I’ve been making buttermilk biscuits by Martha Stewart with Chloe and Ashlyn for breakfast, and it’s like a morning event for us. I half the recipe so there won’t be leftovers. So much fun, so much bonding, and so much yumminess! We have it with a huge selection of spreads from butter to Nutella to cream cheese to jams, you name it!

 

  • YUM. I love biscuits! That’s so cute. That lemon cake looks amazing!

    I made gooey butter cake today. I can’t stop eating it. Omg.

    • Lily

      I promised my hubby not to bake so much sweets anymore. Otherwise, I’d sure go for another cake. Moist banana butter cake sounds good to me.

  • YUMMMMMM!!! I used to love baking with Marky when she was little! It was so much fun! I love baking too. I agree it’s kind of calming. I know someone who bakes pies when they’re angry LOL! I haven’t baked in awhile though. It’s been way too hot here lately.

    • Lily

      Angry pies! They must be spicy. Lol lol

  • Liz

    Laura Vitale is my YouTube nonna! LOL Seriously. I used to only use canned pasta sauces before I found her, but now I always make it fresh thanks to her. I love that she makes it easy and isn’t afraid to eat her own food at the end. That’s totally what I do in the kitchen!

    • Lily

      AAAAHH! I love her! She makes everything look so easy, that’s right. And yes, she actually EATS, even though it’s one bite ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Yummies!!! Yay for yummy mummies!! Everything looks delectable!! I can understand how baking can be therapeutic, something to keep mind and body focused. I haven’t baked since forever, too lazy for the clean up, and always have to fight off my dogs because they keep wanting to steal the dough.

    • Lily

      LOL! I’d have to keep my daughters away from messing up my measurements, but other than that, I’d let them play. And eat the raw cake mixture sometimes. Hahaha!

  • Oh nom nom!!! This makes my breakfast cereal look like cotton fluff LOL I need to start making scones myself. It’s not that easy to find them here, and I really do love them (with clotted cream mwahahaha)!

    • Lily

      Mmmmm…. I’m trying to cut down on carbs, so no more scones for me. Now, I’m trying more savoury recipes with meat and veg. Loving avocado and chicken dishes ๐Ÿ™‚

  • ElleSees.blogspot.com

    i’ll take one of everything, kthnx! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Lily

      C’mon over! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Icaria

    Good thing I just ate! That lemon cake… I would probably end up hiding it a keep for myself! Recently we’ve been enjoying banana/blueberry bread in the morning a recipe I found on Pinterest, so yummy! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lily

      I saw that pin!!! It looks so yummy. *drools*

  • Bella

    Oh yummy yummy!!! Bookmarking this post ;).

    • Lily

      Let me know if you tried any of these, Bella. These are yummy ๐Ÿ™‚