Happy 2018! This has possibly been the longest first week, however, it is nice to get back into a routine and back into my baking Fridays! I have an early finish from work on Friday so that’s my scheduled blogging day. This weekend we have Christmas no.3 at my house as my cousin and aunty weren’t able to make it down on the 25th. This means another dessert had to be made.
I chose this from a book I got from my brother for Christmas by Martha Collison, who was previously on the Bake-off. The book is full of really unique and different recipes and is a little different from the usual baking book. This week I baked Raspberry and Pistachio Friands and Pecan Pie Friands. Continue reading “Raspberry and Pistachio/Pecan Pie Friands”
Christmas is over for another year but that doesn’t mean the eating is stopping anytime soon. With family still booked in to come over during the festive period, as well as New Years fast approaching I decided this would be a good idea to post something which can be baked and fill in any gap left post-Christmas. Whether it’s another celebration cake you need for a family dessert or a cake for an afternoon tea this chocolate treat is perfect to please everyone and anyone. Continue reading “The Best Chocolate Fudge Cake”
This week’s post is taking a step back from Christmas- but don’t worry, there’ll be Christmas bakes coming throughout next week. This week I have made Lemon Drizzle by the request of my lovely cousin who I am going up to Manchester to see this weekend. with the blog well and truly kicked off, whenever I have a chance to bake for someone else, especially close family and friends, I do! (it’s also very hard to get away with no baking!) Continue reading “Lemon Drizzle Cake: 5 ingredients!”
This weekend I went back to my old University town in Leicester- Clarendon Park! I and my boyfriend decided we would take his early birthday celebrations there for the weekend. We booked a gorgeous hotel and headed there on the Friday afternoon after work- the dream! With a trip away I thought it would be rude not to take my Coffee Date Series with me too. Leicester is full of independent coffee shops Continue reading “The Coffee Date Series #3: Nothern Cobbler, Leicester”
This week we are back on to cupcakes, icing and piping! This week bake has been inspired by a lot of what I have seen on Instagram by other people. Cupcakes using our normal treats such as custard cream, jammy dodgers, milky bar, chocolate orange etc. seem to be getting ever more popular. The aesthetic of these cupcakes are amazing, and this alone made me want to give them ago. Continue reading “Chocolate Orange Cupcakes”
Monday blues have hit me hard. The temperature has dropped and having to head out 5 mins early to de-ice the car isn’t sitting well with me. There are a lot of things I’d rather be doing this time of year and one of them is being sat in a cosy coffee shop with a warm drink. Continue reading “The Coffee Date Series #2: Coffee With Art, Bedford”
Raising money for charity, cakes, tea and friends. What could honestly be a better combination?
When I decided to do my own coffee morning/afternoon tea I realised how much thought had to go into hosting an event such as this. However, it was incredibly rewarding, it was great to socialise with a mix of my friends and family and people really got into the spirit of things. I would encourage anyone and everyone to try doing a charity afternoon tea/coffee morning. Continue reading “How to Host a Successful Charity Coffee Morning”