Category: Travel

Reine de Saba Cupcakes

Reine de Saba Cupcakes, how deliciously French

 Continuing on the French theme {after the Madeleine baking I did in Paris} these chocolate and almond treats are cupcake versions of Reine De Saba cake from Julia Child’s classic work Mastering The Art of French Cooking, with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle. They are decadently...

Gin and Tonic Cupcakes

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...

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

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...

Lemon Loaf Cake

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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