As I’ve probably mentioned before- I love custard! It’s possibly one of my favourite flavours/ingredient in baking. It is far more versatile than people believe it to be as well. From Creme Anglaise (Egg Custard) to the delicate Creme Patissiere, to your Gran’s thick homemade custard for Sunday dessert. You just can’t beat any of them. This week’s bake is Pasteis De Nata, which translated to small Portuguese Custard Tarts which uses egg custard. They’re little bites of joy which no one can turn down…
This week’s Coffee Date series takes you through a number of my top finds in Bath. I recently spent a lovely weekend there with my Mum and found some gorgeous places for food. This includes a stop for a light lunch, a hidden gem for a sweet treat, and a magnificent Afternoon Tea. If you’re looking for some good munch in Bath read on…
If you haven’t manage to guess already from previous bakes, I love using pecans in baking. This week is yet another delicious treat packed full of pecans with a gooey, sweet filling and biscuity type base. These are hands down one of my favourite bakes to date. I’ve had to hold back on scoffing them down all weekend! If I could recommend anyone to give any of my recipes ago, this is definitely one!
Easter is over and there is a mountain of chocolate next to me and smaller mountains scattered around the house. After a bank holiday filled with stuffing my face with chocolate and cake, it’s safe to say, enough is enough. Only joking, I could never be put off my love for chocolate but it seemed pretty pointless this week to bake a cake and make the calories pile on even more. So this post is my first savoury bake of the blog!
I’m back to the bundt tin! Yes, after the last time I used it I was so satisfied with the results I wanted to give it another go. The complete opposite of my last post, this cake is full of sugar and butter, but, is cake really cake without all the calories? Who cares anyway, a little treat on the weekend never hurt anyone! I also wanted to do something which sort of incorporated my recent holiday in Austria/Germany, so I found a streusel cake! This bake is a delicious mix of maple, cinnamon and nutty crumble. Continue reading “Walnut and Maple Streusel Cake”
Today was my last day of work before I am on holiday for a week- hooray! I think my excitement and positive energy went into this bake as I’m actually quite proud of myself today. For once the icing wasn’t a complete mess and it turned out sooo much better than I thought. I got to try out my new bundt tin too! This cake is super fruity, spongey and tangy, and so delicious. Continue reading “Blueberry and Lemon Bundt”
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.
Where to start with Delices? Quite honestly I am struggling to know where as this shop blew me away this weekend. It’s honest and unique approach is a treasure I am yet to see anywhere else in the area. It is a place brimming with talent and beautiful food. If you want top quality ingredients, lovely service and authentic French cake you will fall in love with Delices. Tucked away near Bedford high street, the French shop sells a large variety of freshly made savoury and sweets which could grab anyone’s attention. (literally, I mean ANYONE) Continue reading “The Coffee Dates Series #6: Delices, Bedford”