Tagged: afternoon tea

Caramel Shortbread

Caramel Shortbread, or Millionaires Shortbread as it is also known, is one of the tastiest, moreish and naughtiest of bars. It never fails to be popular with it’s buttery shortbread base, thick caramel layer and chocolate coating. I mean, you can just see the calories!...

Banoffee Pie Cupcakes

Here is a delicious bake for the new year! Everyone’s favourite, Banoffee Pie, as a cupcake. Take some toffee banana sponge, cover it with toffee creme patissiere, a slice of fresh banana, sprinkle over some cookie crumbs then top it off with a crown of...

Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

A final post of 2012, and wishing you all a very happy new year! I’m ending this first year of blogging with three of my favourite things in cupcake form, the three c’s: cake, custard and chocolate. Normally a cake, Boston Cream Pie is two...

Rolo Brownie Cupcakes

I might have gone a bit overboard with these cupcakes. Originally they were simply going to be a basic chocolate sponge topped chocolate buttercream, some caramel and a Rolo. They evolved to become individual Rolo Brownies, with a caramel centre, topped with chocolate caramel swirled...

Chocolate Courgette Cake

I love baking with veggies, there is something very satisfying about putting something ridiculously healthy into a decadent treat. I mean, there is no way this cake is ‘healthy’ but surely it is better for you than regular chocolate cake. Some of those vitamins, minerals...

Lemon Meringue Gems {Shortbreads in hats}

These little shortbread gems are more of a production line than anything, the only baking involved is the easy-peasy biscuit bottoms. I used the homemade lemon curd left over from the Blue Meringues but you could, of course, buy a jar. As for the meringue...

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...

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…....