Sunday, 31 December 2017

Homemade Christmas pudding

This were the best I have made to date after 5 hours in the slow cooker. They were light and fluffy, filled with different fruits and a touch of rum. Delicious with lashings of custard and some brandy cream!

Friday, 22 December 2017

Rawbaking Mince pies

I decided to add an individual feature to my mince pies this year and added a chilli pepper cut out on top. I think you'll agree they look rather nice. Anyone who knows me, knows I love chilli peppers!

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Award winning white chocolate cheesecake

This cheesecake won the bake off at my work Christmas do this year! It is a white chocolate cheesecake, with a ginger nut biscuit base and a twist of lime. The cheesecake has a smooth, velvety texture. 

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Best selling Malteser Tiffin Cake

I added this to my list of xmas goodies this year and immediately it became a best seller. It has a crunchy texture, bursting with crushed maltesers in the middle as well as on top.

Chocolate birthday cake

This cake uses oil instead of butter in the sponge so its very moist. It is also bursting with chocolate flavour using cocoa powder in both the sponge and icing. I made this cake for my nephew, Ellis is is 7 today!

Chocoholic birthday cake

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Bailey's Truffles

ooh I made truffles with a good quality dark chocolate and a few tablespoons of baileys liqueur. They smell divine when you open the fridge door with an aroma of chocolate and Baileys!

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Christmas Puddings ready for collection!

Here are a couple of Christmas puddings I made at the weekend, ordered and ready for collection! I cooked them in the slow cooker for 5 hours which i find is the best way for them to cook with all the flavours coming together beautifully.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Raw Baking Christmas Orders 2017

RAW Baking Christmas Bag
£6 each

To place an order email Rachel

1. Snow Flecked Brownies .
Everyone’s favourite! Dark chocolate, fudge style brownies
filled with white chocolate chippings.

2. Butter Shortbread . Classic butter shortbread sprinkled
with sugar and topped with glitter.

3. Classic Flapjacks . Delicious buttery flapjacks.
Order plain or with chocolate chunks.

4. The Triple R - Rachels Rocky Road. A sticky chocolate
base mixed with shortbread biscuit and stuffed with soft pieces of marshmallows.

5. Malteser Tiffin chocolate slab. New for 2017! Smooth chocolate
base mixed with crunchy biscuits and topped with

6. After Eight Shortbread. A chocolate shortbread base, topped
with a smooth peppermint fondant and plain chocolate.

7. Honeycomb and peanut chocolate slab. Best seller! A winning combination of chocolate, pieces of honeycomb and peanuts.

8. White chocolate & cranberry fudge. Velvety Smooth white chocolate fudge filled with tasty cranberries.

Happy Christmas!

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Christmas Cake Sunday

This year I am trying a new Christmas cake recipe. I can smell it is cooking in the oven now.  The smell of cinnamon, brandy and  a mixture of dried fruit cooking together is somehow comforting! I shall be feeding the cake with a dash of brandy over the next few weeks before icing it.

Mary Berry's chocolate chip cookies

This is a great recipe form the legendary Mary Berry. I bought some quality plain chocolate and filled the cookie dough with as much chocolate chunks as I could fit. Baked in the oven for 12 minutes. Pure heaven eaten warm as the chocolate is melted in the middle as you bite into the cookie! 

Monday, 16 October 2017

Millionaire Shortbread

My absolute favorite - millionaire shortbread. Buttery base of shortbread, with a thick caramel filling and topped with white chocolate. Delicious!

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Apple crumble slice

OMG bursting with mixed spices, cinnamon and nutmeg this slice of apple heaven is delicious. I have been having a slice a day as part of my daily 5 a day! I also added currants in the middle together with the apples, which made a nice combination.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Oreo cookie cheesecake

Highly calorific but truly scrumptious! A light and fluffy cheesecake filled with Oreo cookies from the base to the top.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Birthday cakes for my work colleagues

A few calorific goodies for my work colleagues :-

A new recipe - Oreo cookie cheesecake
My favourite - Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting
By popular demand - Peanut and honeycomb chocolate slab (nut alert!)

Monday, 25 September 2017

Chocolate button birthday cake

Milk and white chocolate buttons covered cake covered with white chocolate butter icing.  I made this for my nephew, Matthew's birthday!

Monday, 4 September 2017

Quadruple layer chocolate cake

This is a rich, dark chocolate sponge filled with white chocolate frosting. I made this for my brothers 40th birthday.  Our flat smelt of chocolate all day after baking this cake. It was amazing!!

Friday, 21 July 2017

Coffee Drizzle Cake

Here's my coffee drizzle cake. I made it for my friend, Helen 60th birthday today. Its a coffee sponge drizzled with coffee icing and shavings of chocolate on the top.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Jam glorious Jam

Using plums from the tree is our garden, I made a few batches of my favourite plum jam! 

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Tuck shop sweetie birthday cake

A birthday cake topped with all your favourite tuck shop sweets. I made this for my brother in law, Paul aka PAM. Happy birthday Paul!

Devonshire cream tea

You cannot beat homemade scones filled with strawberry jam and clotted cream. I made a batch of scones for everyone at work, after coming back form a week in one of my favourite places,  Devon.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Lime sponge with white chocolate and coconut frosting

The sunny weather has made me feel very tropical, so I decided to make a cake that reminds me of the tropics.  I made a lime sponge cake `loaf style' and topped it with white chocolate and coconut frosting.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Mini Victoria sponges

Mini Victoria sponges are a real treat and look so delicious on a vintage glass cake stand. I treated myself to a mini sandwich baking tray from Lakeland and would highly recommend it. I made these classic cakes for my `step-sister' Chloe's birthday yesterday.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Friday morning Treat - Banana Muffins with choc chips and a dash of rum

Just what we need to pick us up on a grey Friday morning at work, fresh banana muffins with chocolate chops and a dash of rum.

Banana muffins with a dash of rum!

Monday, 15 May 2017

Flamingo birthday cake

For my flamingo obsessed sister I made a Flamingo Birthday cake - 4 layers of pink and white sponge filled with jam and butter icing.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Chocolate chip Muffins

I made chocolate chip muffins to have with a nice cup of coffee on a rainy bank holiday Monday.