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Doughnuts & Vanilla Cream

  The lovely Hani recently asked if I would join her making doughnuts, errrm well let me see…..of course! Love her, love doughnuts it’s a no brainer!   So here are my sweet offerings. My two love jam but I thought I’d try something a bit different inside, actually this is total heaven and … Continue reading »

Categories: Bread, Cakes, Sweet | 2 Comments

Bakewell Traybake

I love Bakewell tarts and generally the almond flavour in things and thought I’d have a go at making a traybake spin on a classic.   There’s obviously a few steps to this but it’s worth a little effort.   Sweet, almondy, cakey, jammy, shortbready well it’s got it all! Printable recipe Bakewell Traybake Shortbread … Continue reading »

Categories: Cakes | 8 Comments

Millionaire Shortbread

I absolutely love these, they always disappear double quick at home. They seem perfectly matched with a cuppa for me. Out of all the photos I put on Facebook these seem to get the most positive response so here’s the recipe I use if you fancy giving them a whirl yourself. Downloadable recipe here Millionaires … Continue reading »

Categories: Biscuits, Cakes | 6 Comments

Recipe Challenge eBook

A few months ago I sent off one of my recipes to the lovely Ruth Clemens to be put with a collection of delicious recipes from other amazing food bloggers in her eBook for Save the Children who Ruth has been working closely with.   Well, the eBook looks fabulous and is ready to be … Continue reading »

Categories: Biscuits, Bread, Cakes, Pudding, Savoury | 4 Comments

Jubilee Queen of Cakes Competition

Every now and again I enter recipe competitions, usually when something catches my eye. I think they are a great way of making you think up something new and different before the deadline and that works well for me, a prize at the end is just an added bonus! When I spotted the Good to … Continue reading »

Categories: Cakes, Other, Special days | 14 Comments

Rice Crispie Cakes

These are always a welcome sight at home and so easy to make. They are, in my opinion, much nicer then the chocolate ones. But you can be the judge of that…….     This is pretty much the original 1970’s Kelloggs recipe I think, apart from the extract & not essence bit!     … Continue reading »

Categories: Biscuits, Cakes, Sweet | 6 Comments

Easter Cupcakes

Here’s my take on a simnel cake in cupcake form. I’m not a huge marzipan fan, unlike Frey & Gav! But these were fruity and not overpowered by it. Printable recipe here Ingredients 225g self raising flour 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp baking powder 115g soft brown sugar 115g soft butter … Continue reading »

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Raspberry & Almond Mini Macaroons

This recipe is being donated to the Save the Children & the Hidden Hunger campaign, Name the Day Challenge details here, via Ruth Clemens (The Pink Whisk). An incredibly worthwhile cause, I am thrilled to do something to help. I decided that I wanted to make something along the lines of the old teatime favourite … Continue reading »

Categories: Biscuits, Cakes, Sweet | 7 Comments

Vanilla Genoise sponge

  One of the things I wanted to try out this year was a Genoise Sponge. Heard about them but never had a go. When I did I absolutely loved the texture, so light and moreish. I am now a big fan! This is my recipe for a vanilla flavoured sponge. I had chosen to … Continue reading »

Categories: Cakes, Pudding | 6 Comments

Heart Centre Cupcakes

I saw this lovely idea a while back and thought they would be great for Valentines Day. I really should have had a look at how they were made, but thought ‘hey it can’t be that hard’!   It was just a little bit time consuming with a bit of planning needed but I was … Continue reading »

Categories: Cakes, Sweet | 10 Comments