Mooncakes with Lotus Seed Paste & Salted Egg Yolks

Exquisite and delightful Mooncakes with Lotus Seed Paste and Salted Egg Yolks, perfect for celebrating the Lunar New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival! Full and comprehensive recipe to make mooncakes and their fillings from scratch with step-by-step photos.

mooncakes with lotus seed paste and salted egg yolks on white plate

Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, Mooncake Festival or the Harvest Festival, is celebrated in many countries in south-east Asia. The festival is celebrated in different ways – and for different reasons – in different countries, but what is familiar to each festival is the gifting of mooncakes to symbolise family, love and celebration.

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Salted Egg Yolks

An easy recipe for Salted Egg Yolks with step-by-step photos.

salted egg yolks on plate

What are Salted Egg Yolks?

Salted egg yolks are a popular ingredient in Asian cooking, particularly in Asian cakes and desserts, like Mooncakes.

In the same way that salt is often added to counter the sweetness of a cake or dessert (think salted caramel sauce), salted egg yolks bring a similar salty hit.

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Japanese Milk Bread Loaf

This Japanese Milk Bread Loaf is the softest and most delicious white bread you have ever tasted! Try this Milk Bread recipe with step-by-step photos.

Japanese milk bread loaf on wooden board

Japanese Milk Bread

While the rest of the world has been busy baking sourdough bread, I have been busy perfecting my milk bread recipes. Of course, there are days when a crusty loaf of sourdough is exactly what I want (especially for my toast with avocado!), but most days, it’s the soft and squishy milk bread that I crave the most.

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Hot Cross Bun Bread and Butter Pudding

Got leftover Hot Cross Buns? Make this show-stopping Hot Cross Bun Bread and Butter Pudding which is both easy and delicious! Recipe with step-by-step photos.

hot cross bun bread and butter pudding in white dish with raspberries

Hot Cross Bun Bread and Butter Pudding

Although I am not someone who would complain about leftover Hot Cross Buns (I stash them away in the freezer to toast at breakfast), if you need some ideas for using up your leftover buns, this Hot Cross Bun Bread and Butter Pudding is a delicious option.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

A delicious and decadent Flourless Chocolate Cake which is tender and fudgy. This is the perfect cake for desserts or celebrations! Recipe with step-by-step photos.

flourless chocolate cake with whipped cream on metal tray

Flourless Chocolate Cake

This Flourless Chocolate Cake is perhaps one of the easiest, delicious and versatile recipes to have up your sleeve. If I need to make a gluten-free chocolate cake, I often turn to this recipe. If I want a cake which can double as dessert, this cake is perfect!

This Flourless Chocolate Cake is tender but fudgy, almost brownie-like in taste and texture. It’s always a hit with both kids and adults, and there are so many ways of varying this cake to suit what you are serving it with.


A warm and cosy Austrian dessert comprising of thick, fluffy pancakes which are shredded and served with a tart plum compote. A delicious Kaiserschmarrn recipe with step-by-step photos.

kaiserschmarrn with plum compote in white cast iron pan

Alpine Food

I often think the best part of skiing is the food. It’s the only part of the ski routine that is familiar to me, and the only time during the ski outing that I get to warm up (hint: I don’t ski fast enough to break a sweat!).

Quite often when I am trying to negotiate a steep, icy slope, the only thing that will see me through to the finish line is the thought of a hot meal at the end of that run. Whether it’s a steaming bowl of Pearl Barley Soup, a hearty Raclette or Cheese Fondue, my favourite Swiss Mac & Cheese or a classic Chicken Schnitzel, I look forward to all of the alpine dishes.

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