We’ve been really lucky with some great spouts of weather recently. With the sun shining I was craving strawberries and cream. I then took it up a level and really fancied tucking into an Eton Mess. I’ve never made merignue before so this was a first for me too! By following this recipe I got it right and it tasted sooo good. All you need is a glass tumbler to serve it in!
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!
One thing which has taken a hit during the Covid-19 pandemic is flour. I don’t know about you but I am finding it impossible to find ANY flour in the shops. I’ve tried every single week and there seems to be no sign of it returning.
This is not only a result of us all using baking to occupy our time now, but also the flour suppliers main customer is usually big bakeries, not the small every day consumer. The flour mills are struggling to keep up with the demand of producing smaller bags of the flour- the flour is there but the capacity for packing the smaller bags is not!
But there is a way around this if you’re desperate to bake or find something to do! These flour-less cookies are honestly sooo good and I think I’d say I’d prefer them over normal ones. They’re super fudgy, light, and easy to make. (These can also be gluten free!)
Biscuits are probably my least favourite thing to bake, however, if I had to choose my favourite sweet treat Millionaire Shortbread is definitely up there. When I attempted making this baked good when I was younger it was often unsuccessful. The caramel would be pouring out the sides and not set properly and the shortbread would either be too hard or too crumbly etc. However, I decided to give it another a go and it came out soo much better than I thought it would! Read on to get the recipe and full proof tips to a successful Millionaire Shortbread.
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.
I to love Chocolate Orange. They seem to always come out around Christmas time and incorporating this into a Cheesecake makes for a perfect winter dessert. I love making Cheesecakes as it’s one of the favourite desserts and they are so simple to make. There’s sooo many flavours as well I want to try out and experiment with. This one was yet another success and was so quick to whip up!
If there is one thing which stays in my mind when I think back to my favourite baked good as a child, I always think of my Gran’s Brownies. They are the talk of my family, always have been, and always will be. I have always wanted to recreate that same amazing Brownie texture and flavour but have always struggled. This post gives the best ever recipe I have come across with some tips to make the fudgiest Brownies possible! They still don’t compare to my Gran’s but they are still irresistible.
Mince pies have to be my favourite festive food to come out at Christmas. They’re so easy to make and go down a treat. I love their versatility and that is exactly what this blog post shows. This post has 3 different ways to make your mince pies this Christmas- Traditionally with a close pastry top or with a frangipane topping or, with a streusel crumble. Whether you prefer the traditional closed pie or want to try something a little different this year- give this a read! There is plenty of room to get creative, impress a crowd, and get in the festive mood!
Chocolate Fondants are irresistible chocolate puddings with melted molten chocolate in the middle which are usually drizzled with a bit of cream or some ice cream. Most restaurants tend to have them on their dessert menu and Guu makes a delicious version of them too. Nonetheless, making them from scratch at home is far more satisfying and in fact cheaper. They taste even better than ones you buy and have the added value of knowing you made them yourself.