Category: Recipes

Eton Mess Cupcakes

We have spent a lovely week with friends camping in North Yorkshire. I did a little bit of baking in the van, including these Eton Mess Cupcakes which I baked, rather drunkenly, on Jubilee Bank Holiday Monday {well, I was running out of time to use...

Rhubarb and Custardy Cupcakes

Rhubarb is a fabulous fruity vegetable which we have for pud in many traditional ways, rhubarb crumble, rhubarb fool, rhubarb and custard. We are house sitting in a rural spot on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales for a week, looking after two gorgeous old dogs....

Welsh Cakes

What glorious weather we have been having here in North Yorkshire, we are down for a busy couple of weeks housesitting, another shoot {shoot, makes me sound like a proper photographer!} for the Hotties Supporting Help for Heroes calendar, camping with friends over the Jubilee Bank Holiday and...

Blueberry Compote and Almond Cupcakes

I picked up these fab paper cupcake cases in Sainsburys the other day, I love the Beefeaters marching round them! They screamed out blueberries so I had a little think. These jolly buns have a moist, light almond sponge, a secret filling of freshly made...

Strawberry Marshmallow Cupcakes {vegetarian}

I have finally had some free time to do some baking today, life has been pretty hectic since the last post. We spent the rest of the week down in Yorkshire catching up with friends and family. I did have chance to do a quick...

Gingerbread Cupcakes

May has arrived, it is my favourite month of the year.  We are in Yorkshire, hence the dry-stone wall and the skipping lambs, we are down to photograph a calendar for Hotties Supporting Help for Heros, details of which can be found here. The shoot was so...

Seashell Cake

I made this cake over the weekend for my lovely god-daughters birthday, her party food had a seaside theme. This cake is unashamedly inspired by a post on the gorgeous Amy Atlas Blog, the cakes looked so pretty I had to have a go. I...

Double Choc Peanut Cookies

I must say, I’m rather pleased with these cookies. They were a bit of an experiment, an ‘off the top of my head’ idea which worked out a treat. Oh my, they are très délicieux! and shall I tell you a little secret? They are vegan!...

Lashings of Ginger Beer Cupcakes

I thought I’d continue with the drink theme after the Gin and Tonic Cupcakes and these are definitely a personal favourite. I just love ginger beer. I love it on its own, over ice, mixed with rum, mixed with vodka, with whiskey, instead of lemonade for Pimms…....

Gin and Tonic Cupcakes

We are back near Dundee, house sitting. Unfortunately, on the way to Stirling for a day out, we broke down with engine trouble. A tow truck returned us to Dundee and Juan the Van awaits his fate until after the bank holiday weekend. What else was...

Oaty Easter Cookies

I baked these cookies in my little oven camped on the beach, on the silver sands of Morar. We had arrived back on the mainland by ferry from the Isle of Skye and had found a campsite for the night a few miles south of Mallaig. The...

Skye

Girdle Scones

The island of Eagles, that is how I will remember the Isle of Skye. It is even shaped a bit like a wing! We have spent 5 days on the island in blissful spring weather, driving around, absorbing it’s beauty and drama. Most days were...

Peach and Almond Muffins

Spring is most definitely here in the Cairngorms and nature is preparing for the breeding season. The streams are bursting with frog and toad spawn, I have had to be careful on my morning jog {I have to burn the cake calories off somehow!} not...

Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffins

We have spent a few days with some fantastic wildlife photographers, Tony and Carol Dilger, and have seen some equally fantastic wildlife. I’m no wildlife photographer though, too weak and feeble to wield those massive lenses. Let me photograph a cake any day! The Cairngorms are a bit of a...

Lemon Loaf Cake

Juan the Van is parked up next to a little stream on a campsite in the Cairngorms. We are staying at Rothiemurchus Camp and Caravan park on the Rothiemurchus estate among some trees which are twittering with little birds. This morning many of the birds;...

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