Cinnamon and Currant Shortbread Fingers

I love a quick and easy bake in the week for a quick treat for my kids after school. As I still have loads of dried fruit to use up after Christmas, I am adding raisins, currants and whatever else I can find in my store cupboard to all of my bakes recently, like my […]

Pumpkin Spice Churros

Pumpkin Spice Churros #GBBO Batter Week

The theme this week on the Great British Bake off was Batter, a new theme which some have found quite controversial – is it really baking?! And you can’t possibly have missed the other news that the show will be going over to Channel 4 and no longer be presented by Mel and Sue – […]

Mini baked oats with blueberries and cinnamon

Mini Baked Oats with Blueberries and Cinnamon

Recently I’ve been trying to follow a healthier eating plan, and my mini baked oats with blueberries and cinnamon are a good breakfast choice. They are also very versatile, just swap the fruit according to what you have. I make these without any added sugar, and I find them pretty filling when served with fresh […]

Christmas Stollen

Happy Christmas to my readers! I hope you are having a great Christmas holiday. For my Perfecting Patisserie entry for this month, I decided to make Stollen. Stollen is of course a Christmas fruited bread filled with marzipan and dusted with icing sugar, typical of Germany. Apparently not all Stollen recipes contain marzipan but the inclusion […]

Apple and Cinnamon Madeleines

Baking along with the Great British Bakeoff has been fun but I have gone a bit off big cakes after all that baking now! So here are some mini madeleines with apple and cinnamon I made as a little after school treat for my children. Bite-size, they won’t affect the appetite too much when it […]

Slow Cooker Spiced Pumpkin Cake

So despite the very sunny days we’ve had recently there has been a subtle shift and the leaves are crisp underfoot, the mornings are darker and colder, and the colours of autumn are all around. Pumpkin spice lattes are back in the coffee shops too. Having had one this weekend, the tin of pumpkin purée […]