Gluten Free Lemon Drizzle Showstopper

So the Great British Bake Off is over for another – Wednesday nights won’t be the same again! I was really pleased that Nadiya won though, she was my favourite going into the final and really excelled with her 3 bakes. A very worth winner and so humble too. Was anyone not crying in that…

Autumn Leaves Wedding Cake with Matching Cupcakes

Regular readers may remember our visit to New Zealand last month, for my brother’s wedding in Christchurch. Blogged back from the wedding was the cake itself – and, this week, as we held a UK celebration whilst they visit on their honeymoon, I was delighted to have the chance to recreate it. Of course it’s not…

Mini Blueberry Jam Tarts

An afternoons cleaning and I was quickly bored… having had some toast for lunch I discovered this jam was just too good to waste in Rob’s sandwiches! So, inspired by A simple pot of jam – here are my deliciously simple tiny tarts. To make just a mini batch of tarts, I used the following…

Sticky Date, Treacle and Ginger Cake

This is probably my ultimate autumn cake – everything that reminds me of being wrapped up warmly, crisp cool air, crunchy leaves and bright blue skies. I had my heart set on using dates, treacle and ginger (let’s not mention the crystallised ginger I forgot to put in…), but actually couldn’t find a recipe then…

Autumnal Golden Ginger and Chocolate Cupcakes

My second bake for National Cupcake Week – well, it does only come round once  year! You can view my first batch of cupcakes here. Inspired by a big piece of root ginger that’s been in the kitchen for sometime, I wanted to make something tasty but beautiful! The cupcakes were a basic sponge mix…