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.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Happy Easter!

Everyone's favourite - Brownies filled with white choc chips decorated with a chocolate egg and a sprinkle of gold stars and icing sugar.

Easter Brownies

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Rock-cakes an English classic

Great warm out of the oven with a cup of tea. I made these rock-cakes using a family recipe, from my mother in law.  Try cooking them yourself. The recipe can be found in the recipe section of my blog.

Ready to go in the oven

Piping hot from the oven
Ready to eat with a cuppa!

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Paw Patrol cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes for my niece, Eden who is 4 today!

Sunday, 5 March 2017

70th Birthday cake

A two-tiered naked birthday cake for my mother in law. Victoria sponge topped with iced roses and butter filled raspberries!

Two tiered Victoria sponge

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Classic English birthday cake

A classic birthday cake for my mums 71st birthday cake. Victoria sponge filled with strawberry jam and butter icing and topped with a few roses made from icing.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Sugar free coconut flapjacks

I do love flapjack. This is a very tasty, healthier version of the English classic flapjack. It is a mix of dates, honey, butter and desiccated coconut.