Sunday, 18 March 2018

Baby its cold outside!

Its freezing cold outside so I am enjoying a day at home baking a few naughty but nice things! Here's the batch of dark and white chocolate cookies I made. I am just enjoying one warm out of the oven with a cup of tea. Delicious and comforting.

Pineapple and coconut upside down cake

This is a new recipe, which has coconut cream, desiccated coconut and lime zest along with pineapple slices in a caramel sauce. We had it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream but I think a dollop of clotted cream would also go very well with this cake. I recommend warming it up slightly as well before eating it.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Mothers Day treats

For Mothers Day lunch, I made a plum and cinnamon cobbler together with a saucy chocolate pudding both recipes by Mary Berry.  Cobbler originated from the English settlers in America, who could not get hold of suet to make a steamed pudding so they devised cobbler instead. Cobbler is a dessert with stewed fruit on the bottom, with scone like topping. Its great served with lashing of custard.

Plum Cobbler

saucy chocolate pudding

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Coffee cake

One of my favourites - coffee cake. Coffee sponge filled with coffee butter icing and topped with dark chocolate covered coffee beans.  Enjoyed best alongside a latte or a cappuccino.

Classic coffee cake

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Birthday Cake

Happy Birthday to my mum! A classic Victoria sponge, filled with strawberry jam and butter cream and topped with icing roses in spring colours of fushia pink and daffodil yellow.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Classic blueberry muffins

Bursting with blueberries, I made these muffins for our pancake day celebrations at work. 

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Pitta Bread

I love pitta bread and was surprised how easy it is to make. Its also very tasty and much nicer fresh than shop bought pitta bread.