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”
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!
Life in isolation/social distancing can be incredibly boring. It can be really easy to be unmotivated to do a lot and become really unproductive. Personally, I find this can put me in a really low mood making the challenging time we are in, even more difficult to push through. I’ve taken up a new, creative hobby to try teach myself from online tutorials and books and honestly, it has killed a lot of time and been very therapeutic.
If you’re starting to feel restless, bored, unproductive why not try baking? It’s not as daunting as some people think if you follow all the great recipes and guides that are out there. If this is something you’re toying with why not start here? This is my beginner’s recipe to vanilla cupcakes. This recipe is also great to do with bored kids and you can get as creative as you want with them! By the end you’ll feel a sense off accomplishment and you get to eat. A win win if you ask me!
It’s been a whole year now since I was making a Frozen Birthday cake for my niece’s 4th Birthday! This weekend I was asked to make her Birthday cake again. I searched the internet fro something which looked fun for a kid but also didn’t take too much time (as I had an afternoon to get it done). I found this amazing, colourful looking Smarties cake, covered with chocolate finger and with a chocolate filling inside. The cake is truly a kids dream and looked like something that could be created in a few hours. This cake is not only perfect for a kids Birthday but would also work for big kids too!!
Finally, the worst month of the year is over. One thing I always find mind boggling with January is the fact we all try and give up the things which makes us happy; certain foods, alcohol etc etc on one of the most depressing months of the year. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate all these things are to try benefit our health, but it does make the first month of the year incredibly long. Anyway, to mark the occasion of things going onwards and upwards from January I decided to get my bake back on. It’s been a long time but I came across Biscoff Cupcakes and couldnt resist getting stuck back in.
The clocks have turned back and Halloween is in a couple days! I guess it’s safe to say we are on our way into the winter season. Halloween isn’t something we really get into but I still like to carve a pumpkin and put on a film. This year I thought I’d do a bake as well. Something easy and simple that anyone else can do!
Sometimes you can’t beat a classic. Throughout all the years I’ve baked I’ve actually never made a classic Victoria Sponge so it was about time I gave it a go. It’s a great recipe if you’re looking for somewhere to start with baking. It’s so easy, simple and made from simple ingredients which won’t build up too much of an expense. It’s also a fantastic addition to a cup of tea or a glass of fizz!
Last weekend I was lucky enough to get to bake for my friend’s Baby Shower! I was feeling a little nervous, especially as I was trying something new and something I had invented in my head a little. Despite this the cakes were a success and I was really happy with how they turned out! I was trying to recreate a Victoria Sponge in a cupcake- a springy vanilla sponge with a raspberry jam centre, topped with a vanilla buttercream. Perfect accompanied with a cup of tea!
Even amongst a very busy week, I managed to fit in a quick bake to be used as a birthday cake this weekend. It was my sister in law’s hen do, but, it was also her and one of the hens’ birthday. Of course, you can’t have a birthday without any birthday cake! I manage to bake this within an hour and a bit on a Thursday night- which goes to show how easy this recipe is! With a few finishing touches and decorations this cake turns from something which looks super simple, to something which looks gorgeous!
This weekend I celebrated my best friend’s 23rd Birthday in Birmingham. It’s something we do pretty much every year in Bham without fail, and it’s always a great night. Instead of bringing a bottle I thought I would bake something instead. This is something which I think is a really good idea/thought if you ever had an event or Birthday. It’s something a little bit different and is fun to make as well!