Tagged: baking

Sticky Toffee Banana Loaf

This week’s baking seems to all be brought on by the need to use up fruit! This time it was bananas, they were going cheap at the supermarket and we’d bought a bundle. I also had an open packet of broken walnuts to use up....

cookies, sultanas, oats, raisins, food, baking

Oat and Sultana Cookies

Oat and Sultana Cookies I have to start this post by declaring that these are the most delicious cookies I have ever baked. Phew, that’s it out there! No, seriously, it has taken rather a few batches to perfect but I’m so happy with this...

Vanilla Cupcakes and Sugarcraft Flowers

Another drizzly day was passed creatively this weekend, making sugarcraft flowers. I haven’t used my sugar crafting bits and bobs since the wedding cake I made last August. I had an idea of making flowery cakes for Mother’s Day so dug out my sugarcraft box...

Hot Cross Buns

*I’ve revised this recipe to make it even easier, I’ve tested it a couple of times and it is absolutely just as good. Thank you Paul Hollywood, the hero of bread making, you have dispelled those yeasty myths!* I love this time of year, Easter...

Treasure-Filled Birthday Cake

Imagine the surprise on the children’s faces as you cut into this cake! Chocolate sponge, covered with white chocolate cream cheese frosting with a hidden centre of candy treasure. It’s enough to put a smile on anyone’s face! This particular cake wasn’t made for a...

Blueberry Pull-Apart Buns

These delicious buns are made with a soft dough, lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg which has been layered with spiced sugar and fresh juicy blueberries. The buns will fill your kitchen with an incredible smell while they bake, and they’re impossible to resist as...

Blueberry, Coconut and White Chocolate Muffins

These are one of my favourite muffin flavour combinations, blueberry and white chocolate are always a match made in heaven but the addition of desiccated coconut raises these muffins up another delicious level. Not only does it add a tasty coconut flavour, it also gives...

Scottish Shortbread {two ways}

Shortbread, the king of biscuits as far as I’m concerned. Just four simple ingredients: butter, sugar, flour, salt, its beauty is in its simplicity. Shortbread is a celebration of butter and a most Scottish of bakes, I’m pretty sure its Scotland’s biggest food export. I...

Scented Rose Cupcakes

These delightful cupcakes were completely inspired by my travels through the middle east a couple of years ago. Eating turkish delight in Istanbul while musing over the domes and minarets, glinting in the late winter sun it a delicious memory. It is one incredible city...

Almond and Lemon Curd Madeleines

Bite into these moist almond madeleines and they will burst with sharp lemon curd, hidden within. Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. It has been a while since I made madeleines, well since Paris in July really! I wanted to take some cakey...

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...