Bakes

Lemon Berry Scones

Lemon Berry Scones

These delicious lemon berry scones are perfect for a great taste of summer. Sticky fruit and zesty lemon means your afternoon tea will be anything but boring! Scones are so quick and easy to bake too, you can make these ready for a picnic or […]

Giant Blueberry Cream Scone

Giant Blueberry Cream Scone

When the craving hits for afternoon tea, you can’t beat a cream scone, and at this time of year summer fruits are a lovely addition. Well that was what I thought until I made a giant blueberry cream scone, which has to be the ultimate […]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones

Yesterday was the autumn equinox. The leaves are starting to turn red and gold, and the sun is losing it’s heat. Pumpkin spice lattes are back in the coffee shops, and baking with pumpkin is on my mind again! Pumpkin chocolate chip scones are my […]

2016 GBBO Bakes in Review

2016 GBBO Bakes in Review

So it is nearly time for the Great British Bake Off to return to the screens, but in its new home on Channel 4. What to expect?! Reviews in the media seem to be mixed so far. Prue Leith is replacing Mary Berry, and Mel […]

Blackberry Oaty Traybake – Ideal for Late Summer

Blackberry Oaty Traybake – Ideal for Late Summer

Late summer with its bountiful harvest of rich blackberries, plums, and all kinds of soft fruits – in a way this time of year makes me sad, sad that summer is nearly over, with that bittersweet yearning you get for missing out on something, the […]

Pink Gooseberry Baked Oats

Pink Gooseberry Baked Oats

When it comes to breakfast I am often guilty of grabbing the nearest thing in sight and also sticking to the same few options every day. When you have a million other things to do and remember, breakfast seems to fall into the background somehow. […]

Rhubarb Flapjacks (Oat Bars)

Rhubarb Flapjacks (Oat Bars)

Ah rhubarb, bringing back childhood memories of rhubarb crumble and stewed rhubarb with custard. Growing it on our allotment, it was a frequent sight on the table! Having picked this rhubarb up at the fruit and vegetable market in Kingston, the same place my mum […]

Blood Orange Buttermilk Scones + Giveaway

Blood Orange Buttermilk Scones + Giveaway

Aaah blood orange season, that short time in January/February when blood oranges with their deep red flesh are in the shops. All citrus fruits are in season at this time of year but I particularly love to squeeze blood oranges and enjoy a glass or two of […]

Slow Cooker Mincemeat Swirls with Brandy Glaze

Slow Cooker Mincemeat Swirls with Brandy Glaze

Once Christmas is here I might be eating turkey with all the trimmings for dinner but my slow cooker will still be going in the morning. Whip up these slow cooker mincemeat swirls in minutes and bake them in your slow cooker while you open […]

We Bake Chocolate Truffle Christmas Baubles

We Bake Chocolate Truffle Christmas Baubles

Christmas baking is well underway here and I’ve been focusing on bakes that would make great gifts and that I can bake with my kids as well. My girls love to bake and they really enjoyed making and decorating chocolate truffle Christmas baubles with me […]

Easy Cranberry and Pistachio Palmiers

Easy Cranberry and Pistachio Palmiers

It is half term so an easy bake was on the cards for this weeks Great British Bake Off bake! A fruit savarin with chocolate work and caramel or fondant fancies didn’t seem to fit that description so I decided on palmiers. Sweet palmiers are […]

Pumpkin Spice Churros #GBBO Batter Week

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 […]