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…
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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!!
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The change in the weather has hit me hard. So hard I find myself sat on Pinterest searching through Autumn and Halloween bakes. I forgot how much I loveeeee baking this time of year. Bring on the warm puddings covered in custard! My favourite ingredient through Autumn is apples. If you’ve been around to see my posts in previous years I always bake some sort of apple cake ever year. This year I tried a new recipe which mixes cake and streusel into one!
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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…
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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!
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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!
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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”
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!
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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!
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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!)
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