Cherry Bakewell Biscuits

There’s no time like the present for… well most anything really, as long as you do it from the comfort and safety of your own home. Baking is definitely high on this list, as is updating a blog that hasn’t been touched in over 4 years! I was introduced to this recipe by a lovely…

Lolly Cake

The ingredients and recipe for this cake came in one of the most amazing Christmas presents ever – a baking package all the way from my brother and sister-in-law in New Zealand! You may remember a couple of years ago now, my post on Cakes with the Kiwis, when we were lucky enough over travelling round…

GBBO Pièce Montée

Well it has come to the final week of #greatbloggersbakeoff2014 – and here is my final showstopper! I wanted to challenge myself, as the bakers had done in the tent, so embarked on the very final challenge of the series. This was the pièce montée – a decorative celebration or centrepiece cake, featuring different baking…

Coffee Biscuit Bites

Last night I donned my apron to whip up these little biscuit bites, for a number of very good reasons. Firstly, I need to start saving egg whites to make meringues at the weekend. Secondly, I wanted to try out another of the lovely products that Sugar and Crumbs sent me to review, and thirdly,…

Silver Spoon Designer Icing – Review

Last week the lovely folks at Baking Mad contacted me to ask if I’d like to test out some of their products, and no sooner than I’d sent them and emphatic yes, the postman brought me a great package the very next day. I decided to start on with the Designer Icing – big, toothpaste-sized…

Quadruple Chocolate Cookies

Sometimes a little chocolate isn’t enough. Two kinds? Been there. Three sorts? Done that. Four types? Now we’re talking! For this super simple cookie recipe, I vamped up the chocolate to the the max, with white chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and cocoa powder. There’s no such thing as too much chocolate, obviously. I cut…

Easy Mid-Week Cookies – Oatmeal Raisin & Double Chocolate

Why are they called mid-week cookies? Do you ever get a couple of days into work and feel like it should be the weekend already? These are a great little therapeutic bake and perfect sugary pick-me-up, to make it that little bit easier to get out of bed tomorrow. The basic recipe will give you…

Mother’s Day Tulip Cookie Pops

Happy Mother’s Day to my lovely mummy! My Cake Decorating magazine came a couple of weeks ago with a lovely tulip biscuit cutter and this nifty little cake / cookie pop ‘vase’. I waited patiently and knew mother’s day was the perfect opportunity to use them – not your usual bunch of flowers! After baking…

Merry Christmas! Red Velvet & White Chocolate Santa Cookies

Seasons Greetings to you and yours, hope that Santa bought everything you wanted and more! These little bites of festivity were cut using a Santa cutter I bought in Hamburg a couple of weeks back (you can see some photos from the Christmas markets here). You could easily find a template online if you don’t…

Christmas Gingerbread Houses

What could be more Christmassy than the warm spice of gingerbread, sugared with crunchy royal icing and adorned with yummy sweets? I’d not made a gingerbread house before and decided that was my challenge for this festive season! Using the recipe from BBC good food and tips from Kirstie Allsopp’s version over on C4. For the…