This winter I have become obsessed with Hot Chocolates. I’m not sure if it’s the increase of cold walks we’ve been going on with lockdown and trying to avoid the crowds but they just taste extra special this year. Every year I look at Hot Chocolate Cupcakes and think how cute they look. What better time to take a plunge whilst I’m having huge Hot Choc Cravings. I managed to finally found the perfect icing to go on the top as well…Continue reading “Hot Chocolate Cupcakes”
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”
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…
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!
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!)
Another post, another cheesecake! I am a big fan of a no bake cheesecake and it is always my ‘go to’ if I’m hosting. It’s so easy to make but soo delicious. This time it’s a Malteaser version perfect for any chocolate lover!
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!
With Autumn in full spring I really wanted to do another bake with Apples this year. I did do one a couple of years ago when I first started this blog for an Apple Crumble Cake. If you fancy trying that here’s the link! Anyway, I found this recipe for a really simple cake which just requires a quick mix of ingredients and a 30 min bake. The cake is a vanilla sponge with apple pieces finished with a sugary cinnamon syrup for the top.
The mornings are darker, the days feel shorter and the weather is definitely colder! It finally feels as though summer is over and although that means goodbye to hot weather and the sun, there is still plenty to love about Autumn and Winter…and the food is one! I was originally looking for a recipe with Apples however then felt inspired to try something different with Aumtumnal spices and Pumpkin. It’s the month of Halloween after all.
This post is a few months late but, after a busy period of moving into a new home baking and blogging has been difficult. However, in April I had the privilege of making my brother’s wedding cake. For me, this was a massive achievement and something I didn’t think I was capable of. With some help from a flourist, the cake looked great. In this post, I will provide the recipes for all 3 tiers, how I constructed the cake as well as some tips for anyone who wants to give it a go! If you’re not sure all 3 tiers are great on their own as a celebration cake.