Latest Posts

Pink fairy cakes

Pink fairy cakes

Here is another batch that my daughter and I made together. They were fun to make and quite yummy.

White chocolate and raspberry traybake

White chocolate and raspberry traybake

This was a challenge I set myself to make a traybake worthy of the Great British Bake-Off! I found a delicious recipe on the BBC Good Food website, here,and it was very nice indeed.

Banana choc chip muffins

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 […]

Cider and mustard chicken

Cider and mustard chicken

Chicken thighs in cider with half fat creme fraiche and mustard simmered in the sauce. Delicious served with plain rice and broccoli. Recipe from the Feb 2014 issue of BBC Good Food magazine.

Fairy cakes with chocolate fudge icing

We made these on another cold and windy day. My daughter who is nearly 6 decorated them.

Christmas baking

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 […]

Raspberry and Almond Madeira Cake

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 […]

One-pot chicken, tomato and broccoli rice

Today was a miserable rainy day so I decided to make dinner using everyone’s favourite ingredients: chicken, rice and broccoli, to keep the family happy. I found a recipe from Delicious magazine using pork and courgette and decided to modify it to use chicken and […]