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…

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…