GBBO September Recipe: Viennese Whirls

In keeping with last night’s episode of the GBBO, I’m going to start this month with the recipe from my calendar – Viennese Whirls. It was a bittersweet feeling when I saw this recipe. I love these particular sandwich biscuits, but they’re biscuits and that’s not a strength of mine when it comes to baking….

GBBO August Recipe: Frangipane Tart

With the return of the Great British Bake Off last night (and being the end of the month), it seemed appropriate to make the August recipe on my calendar and this month was the turn of the frangipane tart. I’ve made mini frangipane tarts before when I was trying to mimic my Grandma’s recipe, but…

Maple & Pecan Flapjacks

As mentioned in my last post, I also entered the flapjack round in the Mid-Somerset Show. Flapjacks is one of those bakes where I feel everyone has different preferences – plain, half dipped in chocolate or with a fruity addition, crumbly, soft or crunchy on top, the variations could go on. Now I didn’t place…

Raspberry & White Chocolate Muffins

Last weekend saw me busy baking for the baby shower, but I was also entering flapjacks and muffins into the Mid-Somerset Show. The Mid-Somerset Show is an annual event, local to where I live. It’s a fun family day out with plenty of stalls to look round, competitions to enter, classic car displays, livestock classes and much more….

National Prosecco Day

Normally you would cheers to the start of the weekend, but as today is National Prosecco Day, I’ve got that raise a glass and cheers kinda feeling…ok, so there is only a few hours left (and perhaps it’s a bit late for a drink) but once you’ve opened the bottle, there will undoubtedly be the…

Earl Grey & Lemon Cupcakes

Earl grey isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but it certainly is mine. With a slice of lemon or a dash of milk, earl grey is refreshing taste. It’s becoming more popular to add all sorts of flavoured teas into cupcakes, so I thought I would give it a go. I picked the Tesco recipe as…

Crispy Tiffin Slice

It may have been incredibly hot last Sunday but that didn’t stop me from spending the day in my kitchen. The Kitchen Aid was on, the work surface was getting covered in flour and sugar spilling out from the newly bought bags, while the rest of the shopping was left in the carriers waiting to…

Pimm’s® Cupcakes

When the sun is out and Wimbledon is on the telly, you need either strawberries and cream or an ice cold glass of Pimm’s®. So with the all-important finals ready to take place on Centre Court, I decided to bake some Pimm’s® cupcakes. I saw this recipe in the June/July issue of Baking Heaven magazine…

GBBO July Recipe: White Chocolate Butterscotch Blondies

It’s July! A busy month for me full of birthdays including mine. So to kick off this month I thought I would start with the indulgent recipe from my GBBO calendar, white chocolate butterscotch blondies. Quick and easy to make, this recipe had only one tricky aspect which was evenly spreading the mixture into the…

Strawberry Crumble Cake

Now that we’re in the qualifying stage of Wimbledon, everyone is getting excited about who will be in those all-important finals. Fashion companies are advertising their ‘Wimbledon Whites’ and supermarkets are pushing the plastic picnic jugs and bottles of Pimms. Now I’m not a fan of tennis, but that won’t stop me from indulging in…

Naked Lemon & Raspberry Layer Cake

I love to bake birthday cakes. It’s a chance for me to get even more creative, bake bigger and better and try out new skills. This week was my best friend’s birthday and after a short conversation about cake flavours, I knew I would be baking something lemony. I really wanted the cake to be…

GBBO June Recipe: Cappuccino Crème Brulées

Cappuccino crème brulées are the flavour of the month on my GBBO calendar. A creamy, coffee flavoured dessert with a crunchy topping. I’m starting to realise that these calendar recipes come with subtle tests. The vague instructions mean that sometimes a bit of research is needed. Having never made a crème brulée before, I wasn’t sure…