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”
It’s a been a while since I did a Coffee Date Series post. With a busy Christmas and being struck by a god awful cough as well, it was difficult to get out to coffee shops. But finally, I made it out and managed to get a catch up in with my friend from work in the process! This weekend I went to the brunch cafe Fourth and Fifth in Milton Keynes. Continue reading “The Coffee Date Series #5: Fourth and Fith, Milton Keynes”
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”
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!”
2 weeks to go! Christmas is seriously fast approaching and I cannot wait. Every year until now, I have always struggled to get or have the money to spend on presents having been a student. Every one of those years I always thought something homemade would be a nice touch as a gift seeing as I felt my buys weren’t enough to show how much I appreciate my family. Something which still looked good and would be useful to someone.
Every year I failed to think of something which was within my creative capabilities.Until now! Continue reading “Christmas Chocolate Truffles”