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…

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…

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…

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…

Gin & Tonic Cheesecake

As a food blogger still finding my feet, I felt a sense of achievement when Delicious Magazine printed my picture of the dairy free, blueberry & banana muffins that I made using a recipe in last month’s issue. This then spurred me on to try their ‘bake the cover and win’ competition and June is…

Salted Peanut Butter Brownies

Being one of the main taste testers of my bakes, my dad often has something to say and it’s usually along the lines of ‘less icing next time please’. Occasionally though, he will flick through one of my foodie magazines left on the coffee table and make noises about recipes he would like me to…

Profiteroles

With dad in France admiring classic cars, mum and I are spending a few days at home which means a stack of DVDs to watch, home style salon and a selection of naughty treats. Today’s recipe was the technique challenge from the May issue of Delicious magazine. As soon as I saw it, I knew…

Dartington Food Festival

I’ve never really been a festival goer. The ticket prices, bustling crowds and extremely long queues are not for me, but my love of food, a desire to try something new and find a deliciously tasting dish has opened my mind to exploring the world of food fests. I went to the Wells Food Fest…

Toffee & Banoffee Cupcakes

How times have changed. I used to buy a monthly women’s magazine to get my fix of fashion and gossip and now I buy at least two if not three foodie magazines a month. With the amount of magazines and cookbooks I have to my name, I’m not short on recipes that I’m desperate to…

Doughnut Cupcakes for National Doughnut Week

Everyone loves a doughnut – jam filled, iced rings or any shape rolled in sugar – it really doesn’t matter! When I found out it was national doughnut week and having already made some mini ring doughnuts, I decided to try a new recipe with a new skill that required mini fried doughnut balls as…