Mary Berry’s Chocolatines

This week’s Great Bloggers Bake Off comes thanks to the lovely people at Stork, who sent me a voucher to try out their new Stork with butter. It’s a thank you not just for providing the butter – but also making me get into the kitchen and make something. Had I not had this review…

Gluten Free Baking Course with Paul the Baker

Yesterday I was delighted to attend a gluten free cakes and tea loaves course at Peterborough City College, hosted by Paul White aka Paul the Baker. This whole GF thing is still very new to me, I was diagnosed as intolerant at the start of the year and am still trying to find my feet…

Mocha Meringue Cake

A few weeks ago, the lovely ladies at Sugar and Crumbs got in touch to ask if I’d like to try some of their new flavoured icing sugars in my recipe. I’m pretty sure you can guess my answer! First up is their mochalicious icing sugar, which does exactly what it does on the tin….

Brunch at Bettys

Back in the summer, as part of a hen weekend in the wonderful city of York, 5 lovely ladies and I brunched at Bettys tea rooms and cafe. After spending the previous day at York races, we were very excited to go to one of Yorkshire’s finest and fill up on all the yummy wares…

Chocolate Milkshake Shortbread Biscuits

Following on from my Chocolate Orange Fudge a couple of weeks ago, this is my second review of the new chocolate icing sugar range from Sugar and Crumbs. And this week – Chocolate Milkshake icing sugar! With a smooth, creamy taste, it’s great for all in one recipes to add a perfect milky chocolate flavour….

Easy Orange Chocolate Fudge

Oh, those lovely people over at Sugar and Crumbs have done it again. Their delicious ranges of flavoured icing sugars (such as this delicious salted caramel) and flavoured cocoa powders (here is my test of their cherry cocoa powder), are obviously just not enough. No, now they have added some chocolate flavoured icing sugars to…

The Pudding Pantry, Nottingham

They say word-of-mouth is one of the best ways to get noticed – and who am I to contest. This lovely new little bakery/coffee shop was recommended by a friend, and now here I am doing the same for you! Situated in Trinity Square, just a minutes’ walk each from the Victoria Centre and Cornerhouse,…

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

A beautiful summers day and perfect excuse to use some more of my treats from Sugar and Crumbs. A quick taste test and I was instantly smitten with their Pink Lemonade Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar. You know those Refresher sweets, with the fizzy lemon centre? It tastes exactly like that fizzy sherbet! And despite the…

Banana and Salted Caramel Birthday Cupcakes

Happy Birthday to me! Well, yesterday actually, but who’s counting 😉 Continuing the brilliant tradition of taking cakes into the office for my birthday, these bad boys are my offering for 2014. Having just eaten one with compliments from colleagues ringing in my ears, I cannot help but rave about them. They are so good….

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,…