Carrot cake with drizzled orange icing

Carrot cake is gorgeous and I wanted to try my hand at it. I used a recipe from the BBC Good Food baking book, and it was very tasty. The book I used is this one again. The icing was runnier than I’d have liked but it was still nice to eat luckily!

Banana choc chip muffins

I tried to make banana bread using a Waitrose recipe recently but it didn’t turn out well. When I tried again I decided to make muffins which would cook more quickly, and to add choc chips. I found a great Mary Berry recipe which I followed. They turned out really well. See here for the […]

Christmas baking

Over the Christmas break I made a batch of white chocolate and cranberry fudge. I made it in a large loaf tin (2 lbs) as in the past I used a shallower tin and it didn’t set well. Recipe as follows, from the Tesco magazine website: 350g granulated sugar 25g unsalted butter 175ml tin of […]

Raspberry and Almond Madeira Cake

My husband requested a cake I made once last year for this year’s birthday cake: a raspberry and almond madeira cake. Good timing as raspberries are absolutely delicious right now. We picked some lovely ones at Crockford Bridge Farm pick-your-own last week, those admittedly those are long gone!   Just out of the oven. The […]