GBBO March Recipe: Upside-Down Cherry Sponge Pudding

I’m not going to lie, I was a little disappointed that the March recipe on my GBBO calendar wasn’t an Easter inspired bake. I look forward to this time of year, I have an excuse to look crazy and buy the supermarkets out of mini eggs, but as I’m on a chocolate detox for the…

It’s Pancake Day!

Pancake Day…well that crepe-d up on us – I know bad pun but I couldn’t resist. Funnily enough though, this was never a day I got excited about as a child, so I’m not sure if it’s my passion for making tasty food or the American style pancakes I’ve been introduced to that has changed…

Lemon Love Heart Cupcakes

Love Hearts take me back to my childhood, probably because that’s when I last had one. The pastel coloured sweets are famous for featuring different sayings such as ‘you’re fab’, ‘love’ and ‘for ever’ as well as faces with hearts for eyes. I don’t know about you, but when I was younger I used to…

GBBO February Recipe: Sablé Kisses

I’ve taken a bit of a break from blogging over January. I’ve been toying with the idea of a revamp and after a two day food writing course in the beautiful countryside farmhouse All Hallows and hanging out with an awesome bunch of foodie minded folk, I’ve decided to go ahead. I’m going to do…

GBBO January Recipe: Lemon Thyme Madeleines

One of my Christmas presents was a Great British Bake Off calendar, so here begins another 12 months of one recipe that is pre-picked for me. January is the turn of the shell designed sponges, madeleines, a tea time treat that is seemingly becoming quite popular. I’d never made them before so my first stop…

New Year Goals & Profiteroles

When it comes to the New Year, there is a lot of reflection on the previous year and planning for the future. In my last post I quickly reflected on the goals I had set myself at the beginning of 2017 and after a year of discovering more about my passion for food and my…

GBBO December Recipe: Hazelnut & Orange Biscotti

As I sit here writing the last recipe from my GBBO calendar, I’m reminiscing over the goals I set myself at the beginning of the year. I managed all but one of the recipes in my calendar (the missing one was due to a mystery ingredient not found in the local supermarkets). I worked on…

Gingerbread Biscuits

Christmas baking wouldn’t be complete without a classic gingerbread recipe. Luckily (and not that I need an excuse to get in the kitchen) my colleagues and I were having a Christmas buffet lunch where we all assigned ourselves a particular dish to bring in. For me it was gingerbread men and I had just the…

Christmas Foodie Gift Guide

With just 2 weeks till Christmas, you’ve probably seen a lot of gift guides, but this one I’m about to share with you features just a few ideas based on presents that I’ve been given in the past. So if you’re still looking for that perfect present for the foodie in your life, then hopefully…

Delicious Festive Biscuits

With everyone getting their festive bake on and with a list of recipes to try this December, I thought I would join in the fun. The first recipe I’m trying comes from the gorgeous Christmas issue of Delicious magazine. As well as the cover looking beautiful with a showstopper of profiteroles my mum is currently…

GBBO November Recipe: Queen Of Hearts Jam Tarts

After a few weeks out from baking, I’m back just in time to share the recipe of the month from my Bake Off calendar. Queen of hearts jam tarts. A quick and easy recipe, these tarts use just four ingredients; butter, flour, water and jam. With no icing sugar, the pastry wasn’t nice to taste…

Spooky Spider Cupcakes

I’ve seen so many creative bakes on Instagram and Pinterest this Halloween. I’ve even had a wave of ideas flood my mind and my baking journal – in fact I’ve had more ideas than I can physically make (and eat). And even though I’m really getting in to making my own decorations, not everybody likes…