These weeks bake is one for those who are trying to balance eating well whilst still treating yourself to something yum. These muffins are full of flavour but still only have 200 calories in them each and are low in fat. A little naughty treat without feeling too much of a guilt. I don’t know about anyone else but that is exactly what I needed!
This week I had my first request from someone to make a cake for an event. It is for one of my close friend’s Mum’s birthday and is the first time someone other than my Mum has asked me to do a bake for them. No pressure! The challenge was that it had to be gluten-free as well. This is something I have never done before but I took it on, and the results were just what I wanted!
So, bad news, my piping bag broke! I was so gutted as I was really determined to nail the icing on these cupcakes. I was just about to start when I found there were holes in the bag. Safe to say it was a little messy with chocolate buttercream squirting out random holes when I was trying to get it out onto the cake. Nonetheless, this weekend was a special occasion- I met the other bridesmaids for my brother’s wedding. It was a lovely afternoon and, as always, when there’s a reason to celebrate I thought I would bring some baked goods.
This week’s Coffee Date is something a little different. Rather than just a cup of coffee and a bit of cake this coffee date also has a gorgeous walk involved. I love spending free time on the weekends having a walk. It blows the cobwebs away from the week before and is a great bit of exercise, especially if you’re not feeling the gym! But of course, there’s a cafe/tea room involved too…
We’ve reached the 10th post of my Coffee Date series! I’m so happy with how well this has gone and cannot wait to continue to write these posts. As I have said before, independent cafe and coffee shops are always going to give you better quality, service, and food for your money. It’s so important that we encourage these places to grow to not only support a decent cup of coffee and freshly baked cakes, but to help local businesses. My plan is to do more of these posts, with plenty more coming in the next few weeks so stay tuned! This week’s coffee date has gone to one of my local towns, Olney for the first time. I tried out a new addition to the high street- No.26
Nothing beats a soft, gooey, cookie. Whether it’s Millie’s Cookie or not they are one o my favourite things to have with a cup of tea. When you get it right at home, they’re seriously good as well. The recipe is so easy as well, and all in one bowl (this is for the ones who hate washing up!) For me it’s always got to be white chocolate cookies…
So, last Saturday I unexpectedly ended up going to one of my favourite bakeries I have always wanted to go to. When I was probably about 15 and my Mum gave me my first Humming Bird Bakery cookbook. Since then I have always wanted to visit the place itself. Since starting this blog my urge to grew and grew and finally, on Saturday, it happened!