Posted in April 2012

Very English Tea & Biscuit Cupcakes

Very English Tea & Biscuit Cupcakes

With the Queen’s Jubilee and the Olympics coming up, people across England seem to be getting stuck in to a little bit of English pride. So I decided to jump on the bandwagon and make a very English treat – Tea and Biscuit Cupcakes. A classic cupcake infused with Earl Grey tea and finished with … Continue reading

Double Chocolate & Raspberry Brookies…

Double Chocolate & Raspberry Brookies…

What on earth is a Brookie I hear you cry! For some reason, this adaptation of Nigella’s Totally Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies turned out as something that sits deliciously inbetween a brownie and a cookie. I don’t know whether they are meant to be like this, or whether I just got over excited with the … Continue reading

Rose & Pistachio Cupcakes

Rose & Pistachio Cupcakes

Time for another retrospective post – Rose & Pistachio Cupcakes. I came across a recipe for Rose & Pistachio Whoopie Pies in The Whoopie Pie Book by Claire Ptak – the vibrant green pistachios against the rose whoopies were so pretty that I thought I’d give it a go as a cupcake. (Come to think … Continue reading

Chocolate and Salted Caramel Sandwich Cake

Chocolate and Salted Caramel Sandwich Cake

This is an indulgent twist on the classic Victoria Sandwich – Chocolate sponges sandwiched together with a deliciously gooey salted caramel/fudge filling and finished with a little more caramel and dark chocolate shavings. It’s amazing, if I do say so myself!

Easy White and Wholemeal Bread

Easy White and Wholemeal Bread

You can’t beat a good home made loaf of bread – this recipe hasn’t failed me yet and you can easily adapt it depending on whether you prefer a white or wholemeal loaf (or a bit of both).

Vanilla Fairy Cakes

Vanilla Fairy Cakes

With a new KMix mixer plugged in and ready to go, I wanted to play! Time to whip up some cupcakes! However  I didn’t have enough milk in for my normal go-to recipe from the Hummingbird Bakery (and couldn’t be bothered to go out in the rain to get some) so rifled through my cookbooks … Continue reading

A new addition to my baking family

A new addition to my baking family

So, I went to pick up my husband from work on Tuesday after he’d told me that he had a little present for me. Just a little something, nothing to get excited about. Imagine my surprise when I see him stood there with a huuuge Kenwood box! Yep, he’d bought me a beautiful Kenwood KMix. … Continue reading

Mini Strawberry & Basil Cupcakes

Mini Strawberry & Basil Cupcakes

Inspired by one of the desserts I had recently at a fabulous afternoon tea at The Connaught hotel in London I wanted to try out the flavour combination of Strawberry and Basil and decided a cupcake was probably the way to go. I’ve attempted strawberry cupcakes in the past from various recipes but the strawberry … Continue reading

Macarons – a first attempt

Macarons – a first attempt

I came across a pretty simple sounding recipe for chocolate macarons (or macaroons?!) recently and thought it would be a good starting point into the world of macarons! I had never made them before but decided to give them a go, fully expecting them to be a disaster! Whilst they didn’t turn out perfectly, they … Continue reading

Classic Victoria Sandwich Cake

Classic Victoria Sandwich Cake

I am loving the Bank Holiday weekend – so much baking time! As it’s rainy and miserable outside today I thought a good old fashioned tea time treat would go down nicely so decided to bake a classic Victoria Sandwich cake. My recipe is based on Mary Berry’s version from the Great British Bake Off … Continue reading