Browsing All posts tagged under »cake«

Apple Cake

March 23, 2014

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Like carrot cake, but nicer…and without the carrots.

My New Favourite Brownies

February 28, 2014

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If I sign up for a brownie, this is the one that I want.

Blackberry Jam and a Breakfast Cake

September 3, 2013

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The idea for this cake came to me as I woke up this morning. I leapt out of bed declaring that I wanted some sort of breakfast cake. Is that even a thing?

Dulce de Leche Brownies

November 19, 2012

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Super gloopy, caramel filled chocolate brownies.

Plum Cake {Cheese Cake}

September 15, 2012

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I took one bowlful of Victoria Plums from our little tree and turned them into a tray bake that has allusions of being a cheesecake.

Lily is 1!

September 3, 2012

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Lily's birthday party where she was pretty in pink.

Marshmallow Pavlova Cake

August 5, 2012

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It's kind of marshmallow, doing an impression of a meringue, made into a fruity pavlova-style cake. You get me?

Triple Orange Drizzle

April 17, 2012

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A loaf cake flavoured with orange, moistened with orange and golden syrup and drizzled with orange icing.

Rhubarb and Custard Cakes

January 14, 2012

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The concept of these cakes popped up inside my brain one night whilst I was trying, unsuccessfully, to get to sleep. My best ideas often appear that way. I wanted to use the new season British Timperley Rhubarb that had just appeared in the shops (as suggested by Claire) and it made sense to add […]

Brandy Christmas Pudding Pops

December 9, 2011

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Have you had enough of cake pops yet? I think I have. But I decided to share these anyway. I know how you like it when baking goes bad. I had good intentions. I decided to make them for a New Years Eve party and I thought I could make good use of a McVities […]

Friendship Cake

August 21, 2011

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Way back in my teenage years a neighbour passed me a strange bubbling bowl of goo. I was to stir it daily and 'don't forget to feed it.'

Baby Shower

August 10, 2011

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As Deb’s baby is only a few weeks away, yesterday we had an impromptu baby shower type gathering at Housley & Co headquarters. As you can imagine…we weren’t short of a cake or two. The most impressive being the towering pastel confection made by Louise. I love the little flags and ‘shower clouds’ that she made […]

Lime Syrup Drizzle Cakes

June 18, 2011

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I am still learning the importance of a sense of order. I don’t mean having everything in its place, although that really helps. It’s about making sure that I do things in the right sequence. Every time I cook something I work out a better way…or rather I realise I have done something ‘arse about […]

Peach and Almond Cake

May 7, 2011

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We have built a small raised deck at the end of the garden where a wooden gazebo once stood. I wanted it to be a quiet little place where you could go and sit, away from the house. Somewhere to ponder. So we have planted bamboo around it and an almond blossom tree to give […]

Crazy Frosting

April 3, 2011

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I’m a bit of a sucker for trying something that sounds like it can’t possibly work. This ‘frosting’ fell into that category as it starts with a cup of milk and 5 tablespoons of flour…being cooked up in a pan. Now, I’ll grant you, that doesn’t feel like the start of one of the dreamiest toppings. […]

Ed’s Birthday Cake

February 17, 2011

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If I ever ask Ed what cake he wants for his birthday, the answer is a victoria sponge, with buttercream in the middle and icing, sprinkles and a cherry on top. Quite specific really. This year though I had an ulterior motive as I wanted to enter a cake into the #nigellaforever challenge. With a […]

“Improve me”

February 3, 2011

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This is something that has been on my ‘to blog’ list for a while: Ice Cream Muffins. When I read that you can make muffins by just using Flour and Ice Cream I was intrigued. When you think about it, a good quality dairy ice cream has eggs, sugar and vanilla in it, as well as cream. Add […]

Katie’s Cupcake Tower

January 17, 2011

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On 1st December 2010 my very special friend, Katie was 40 years old. A magical masquerade ball was planned at Shottle Hall. Unfortunately due to the massive amount of snow we had in early December the party was postponed. Boo! Not to worry though as it was rescheduled to January and even more people could […]

Chocolate Orange Cake

January 8, 2011

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I make this cake quite a lot. It serves many purposes: Using clementines makes it feel a little bit festive George always asks for chocolate cake, but I find chocolate sponges a bit ‘meh’ It lasts for days in a tin It is flourless There is no butter in it The flavour is reminiscent of […]

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