March 21, 2016
I had fun making these cakes for this month’s Center Parcs blog. I’ve wanted to share these mini carrot cakes with you for a while. It’s a failsafe recipe and they are very moist and moreish, especially with the tangy cream cheese frosting. Instead of my usual standby of making cakes and sticking mini eggs on […]
March 5, 2016
Oh my. Have I got a back catalogue building up? Yes…yes I have. I keep developing and jotting down recipes. Testing, eating, altering, trying again. I write them up in draft and just don’t get around to taking a photo and posting them on here. Here’s one to be going on with. As with most […]
May 25, 2015
Sometimes you just need a no-nonsense cake. One for the weekend, obligingly providing slices of dense, butteriness with every cup of tea. One for when friends are calling in and you want to offer sustenance, but nothing too fussy. One to wrap in foil and take on a camping trip or to stuff into a rucksack for a walk on […]
December 21, 2014
This old fashioned Gingerbread tastes more delicious than the simple recipe has any right to. Sometimes the old ones are the best.
August 2, 2014
I have written this solely for the purposes of calling a post 'Much Ado About Muffins'. It's all I got.
February 28, 2014
If I sign up for a brownie, this is the one that I want.
September 20, 2013
Not a pink 1970's rag doll but a rich, open-weave scone drenched with strawberries and cream.
September 3, 2013
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?
January 5, 2013
No bogey flavour ones (these are not Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans): These are my Every Flavour Puddings.
December 6, 2012
These are a nice alternative to a mince pie. They give you that 'chocolate orange vibe' without having to tap-it-and-unwrap-it.
September 15, 2012
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.
April 26, 2012
This Raspberry Coconut Ice from Dan Lepard tastes good, it's pretty, easy to make and you don't need to cook it. I like that it's kind of retro too.
April 17, 2012
A loaf cake flavoured with orange, moistened with orange and golden syrup and drizzled with orange icing.
April 7, 2012
The idea of smooshing fresh raspberries into a simple coconut macaroon is inspired. These are delicious: fruity, soft and chewy all at the same time.
March 18, 2012
The sun shone yesterday for the annual Spring Fair at George’s School. The children threw sponges, bobbed for apples, bought magic wands and ate cake pops. For the adults tea was served, jewellery was made and spring flowers were on offer. But we all know what the main event is at a school fair. The […]
January 14, 2012
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 […]
December 9, 2011
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 […]