This is my 100th post on this blog! That means I’ve rattled on 100 times how much I love cake. In all seriousness it’s nice to use this as a time to reflect on what I have achieved in the last few years with my baking. My top one will always be making a wedding cake! I never imagined myself being able to achieve it, but, I did it. I love looking back over some of my favourite bakes and remembering how much I was like ‘nah I cant do this’ and proved myself wrong. It’s the little things, especially at this moment in time! Anyway, for my 100th post it’s a simple one, but potentially a bake that’s hard to dislike- Chocolate Cupcakes.Continue reading “Chocolate Cupcakes”
Here we are again, lockdown number 3! For me, I think I am getting used to this slow pace of life and using walks and baking to keep me busy and occupied. However, I know for some it really is a hard time and can be mentally challenging.
As I said, I use baking as something to focus on. It’s a couple of hours spent concentrating on something, taking your mind of any worries, and the end result is incredibly rewarding. Even better, you get to eat it! So if you really are struggling or just want to try something new, give baking a go!! All my recipes on my blog I have tried to keep simple so even beginners can try them. Even if you mess up first time, keep trying, I promise you, you will make something which tastes amazing whilst maybe even enjoying being at home!
Anyway, here is a post which is different to my usual cakes and sweet treats…Continue reading “Simple White Bread Loaf”
With another Lockdown what better way to kill time than baking? Now Halloween has passed it makes for an even better excuse to crack on with some Christmas baking. For those who think it’s too early…it’s never too early!! I wanted to bake something Chris would eat as well and the only thing I could think of was Cookies. The thought of this bored me a little as I’ve made the so many times for him so I got on Pinterest for some inspo. Lo and Behold- the Christmas Pudding Chocolate Cookie!!Continue reading “Christmas Pudding Chocolate Cookies”
Recently it feels like Chocolate Orange is becoming the craze. All sorts of brands are adding the flavour into their chocolates and to be honest, I am alllll for it! All I was craving/ really wanted to try was the Cadbury Buttons thta were recently released. I have been struggling to find them so instead I thought I’d make some Chocolate Orange basked goods instead. These biscuits hit the spot and were my favourite treat to have with my morning coffee for a good week. The recipe is easy to follow, just give yourself 2 days to complete the process (it’s not as bad as it sounds)Continue reading “Chocolate Orange Biscuits”
Cinnamon Buns are a bake I have always loved but rarely tried to do myself. I always get daunted by making dough but I decided I needed to give it a crack. I surprised myself immensely and made the dough seamlessly, without any issues. I always have a proud moment when I get dough out from proving and it’s grown into a monster! After this success I have decided I need to try my hand at more doughy recipes. Anyway, onto the recipe…
I don’t know about anyone else but food is the one thing which I use to mark the weekend. Especially during this pandemic it’s important to find a way to seperate the 2 and still feel as though you have a few days to recooperate and enjoy free time. This weekend’s treat was a Sunday Brunch of treats. I put on bacon sarnies and two different types of pastries. For me, there’s nothing better than a breakfast pastry and a coffee. I think because it reminds me of being on holiday as it’s usually what I go for when we go to hotels/away. I did Pecan Pinwheels and Apricot and Custard Danish pastries. Both of which were actually really easy to make and tasted so good!
I made this Chocolate Fudge Cake for a Birthday during lock down. More and more I am enjoying making tiered cakes and getting the hang of them again. I especially loved making this one as it had been a while since I had the opportunity to make a big cake (that I didn’t have to try eat by myself!) This recipe of a classic celebration cake is to die for, and tastes amazing!
One of my favourite things to eat growing up was always a Bakewell Tart. Me and my best friend would buy a whole box of them and demolish them together. In particular I remember buying a giant one and thinking it was the best thing since sliced bread. For me it’s the almond flavour which does it. I love anything almondy and the sweetness of the jam and icing make for a delicious combo! I finally got round to making my own, and although messy, they turned out great! Continue reading “Cherry Bakewell Tarts”
One of my favourite treats is bakewell tarts! I love anything with an almond flavour. To relieve my craving without having to make full bakewell tarts I found a fab recipe for Bakwell flapjacks. These are so easy to make using really simple ingredients as well. It was mostly just mixing everything into one bowl and cooking in the oven. The flapjack is topped with white chocolate which was a great addition too!
If you’re a Cherry Bakewell fan like me, you’ll love these sticky flapjacks!
I am currently struggling to find things to bake during lock down, not only because of the flour shortage, but because unfortunately my boyfriend isn’t a massive fan of cake (I promise its not my baking!) I could easily eat a cake to myself in a week but its not a habit I want to get into so I am constantly trying to find recipes my boyfriend will eat!
Chocolate Eclairs is one of the things he does like so I thought I’d take on the challenge and make some! Choux pastry can be difficult but once you nail it the first time,its not as bad as it sounds. I’ll provide an easy recipe for Eclairs as well as top tips for full proof Choux Pastry!