Caramel & Chocolate Choux Pastry Eclairs

I have a confession to make. During last years bake-off, I failed at making choux pastry. 3 times. It was a Sunday afternoon and no matter what I did it wouldn’t go right! This time, as part of the second pastry week of this year’s Great British Bake-Off and #greatbloggersbakeoff2014 , I was determined not…

Caramel and Apple Opera Cake

This week my parents came over for dinner, providing a perfect opportunity to try out another dessert from The Great British Bake Off, as part of The Great Bloggers Bake Off. The choices from the semi-final program were a Charlotte Royale ‘brain cake’ from the technical challenge, or a rather more appealing layered Opera cake….

Toffee Apple Upside-Down Cake

Made a couple to weeks back, this cake was an amazing dessert to accompany a big Sunday lunch.  Not that it lasted long enough, but I’m sure a slice would be amazing any day of the week! I wanted to make a dessert that used apples – as some of the best traditional desserts do…

Galaxy Bites Chocolate and Caramel Cupcakes

I’d love to tell you more about these but, truth be told, they have sat on my phone for about 2 months (the photos, not the cakes!), and my memory is, well, hazy at best! The key ingredient I can tell you is my latest addiction in the chocolate market, Galaxy Bites. Think of a…

Dulce de Leche Millionaire’s Shortbread

After making my banana and caramel cupcakes, I still had about half a tin of yummy dulce de leche caramel left. Whilst I was happily sneaking a tiny taste every time I went to the fridge, I decided it was probably time to use it for something more substantial. You know those tubs of mini…

Banana and Caramel Cupcakes

I have a confession to make. These photos have been on my computer for nearly a month, and I very nearly forgot what was in the cupcakes! They were made for the same housewarming as my New Home Biscuits so in all fairness I had such a busy time of baking and decorating that it’s…

Chocolate Courgette Muffins & Cupcake Wrapper Reviews

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be sent a selection of beautiful cupcake wrappers from Cupcake Chic – a new business started by an ex-colleague. Of course this meant I had to bake some cupcakes to go in them (it’s a hard life, I know), and wanted to try using some…

STOP PRESS: Low-Fat Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

Stop what you’re doing. Make this. Eat it. All. Resume what you were doing. Every now and then something comes out of the kitchen that is just too tasty to be kept to itself for long. (On the flipside, there are other things which really don’t that will never be made public…). Yes it’s a…

Sticky Chocolate, Caramel and Fudge Chunk Muffins

I’m the first to admit that summer makes me more than a little lazy. Kitchen time has definitely lessened in the past couple of months; who wants to be slaving over a hot stove when it’s already sticky and warm out*. (*I know it’s not that warm in the UK. But I need some excuse…