I am lucky enough to have a large circle of food blogging friends who chat online regularly and are always helping and supporting each other with tips and their experience from over the years. Recently I heard that a member of our community had passed away at just 29 years old. Isabella King was the […]
If you have a school or office bake sale to bake for, what better than a Malteser Chocolate Loaf Cake? It’s a rich chocolate cake with Maltesers inside the cake adding a bit of crunch and covering the top too. Strawberry pieces add a flash of colour and a lovely fresh contrast in flavour and […]
Birthday party season is here again for me (my children have birthdays one after the other in February and March!) and this year I made the rookie mistake of showing my younger daughter a unicorn cake I had seen on Pinterest. Having a unicorn cake then became the most important thing ever EVER for her […]
While I bake quite often, I hardly ever make cupcakes. My children love them as a treat though of course, so I thought I’d make some vanilla cupcakes with raspberry buttercream, which would also be great for Valentine’s Day. The buttercream is made from fresh raspberries, and I used a quick and easy method to […]
For some reason I couldn’t bring myself to bake for Tudor Week of Great British Bake Off last week. I’m not sure if it was the Tudor recipes, as I wasn’t up for making pies, jumble knots or marzipan, or if I’ve just got tired of baking something sweet each week. It didn’t inspire me […]
My latest recipe is once again inspired by the latest episode of the Great British Bake Off. Last week was Dessert Week and the bakers on the show had to make roulades, a marjolaine, which is a nutty, layered meringue based dessert, and mini mousse cakes. This got me thinking which of those I could […]
I can’t wait for Great British Bake Off to come back on in a couple of weeks! How about you? Last year I baked along with the show every week, and joined in with the Great Bloggers Bake Off with Mummy Mishaps. I’m not sure I will manage to bake along every week this year […]
If you’re talking about cake, the classic British cake recipe has to be a Victoria sponge of course. Sandwiched with jam and dusted with icing sugar, this simple yet delicious cake is everyone’s favourite. Why not make a slow cooker Victoria sponge and there’s no need to hover in the kitchen!