This post is a tad late this week as I was away skiing in Austria all of last week! The scenery was beautiful and I eventually learned to ski! Me and my boyfriend love German food and as we were was on the border there was plenty of it, as well as plenty of beer. So back to reality….and back to trying to eat well (uh oh!). I have a major sweet tooth so found this recipe which can help to resolve my cravings without indulging too much! This recipe is a quick fix and super easy to make! Continue reading “90 Calorie Chocolate Popcorn Bars”
Okay so it isn’t quite Valentines yet but I like to plan in advance. I’m also away before and during Valentines so thought I would do a special post this week. I decided to adapt oreo brownies for the Valentines bake as it is possibly one of the only things I have baked and seen my boyfriend eat. (love you really) It wouldn’t make much sense if I made something he didn’t like. They’re honestly to die for! If you love chocolate or brownies, they’re amazing! They look pretty cool as well with the Oreos going through the middle and on the top.
My first pie on the blog, as well as the first pastry recipe. As I have mentioned in other posts my Gran baked some of the best cakes and pies. Every Monday there would be a pudding ready and waiting for after dinner. From the gooiest brownies to the yummiest steam sponge pudding I have ever had. This week, however, I wanted to do her Bakewell Tart. A favourite of mine which had a delicious nutty flavour with raspberry jam through the middle. This often would always be fresh out the oven as well with some cream to finish it off- delicious.
Carrot cake is my all-time favourite bake ever, ever…ever. I often have to refrain myself from choosing it every time I get coffee somewhere. I love the combination of the sweetness with the spices. It’s all the best of winter flavours, without it tasting of Christmas- if you know what I mean. Instead of my usual two-tier carrot cake, I decided to do cupcakes instead. Living in a household of only two people who actually eat cake something like a cupcake is a lot easier to take away and give to a friend. However, this doesn’t mean I won’t be making a big tiered one for the blog in the future! Continue reading “Carrot Cupcakes”
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”
3 More days to go! Unfortunately, I came down with a very nasty cold/cough this week which I’m still battling off in time for Christmas. Being ill makes it very difficult to get in the festive mood, but, after a baking afternoon making some festive treats I feel as though I’m finally getting there! (don’t worry I thoroughly washed my hands). Mince pies are usually a Christmas favourite for all, whether you want to give these as a small gift to a friend, bring them to a party or just make some to have at home to accompany your cup of tea anyone can give these a really good go! Continue reading “Christmas Frangipane Mince Pies”
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!”