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…

GBBO May Recipe: Zingy Citrus Madeira Cake

The cake tin at my parent’s house is rarely empty. Although my dad and I don’t always agree on what should be in there, we are in agreement that it shouldn’t be empty. This month’s recipe on my GBBO calendar is a zingy citrus madeira cake and I knew that this would please not only…

Blueberry & Banana Muffins

I’ve never really made muffins before, cupcakes have always been my go-to bake, but after the very tasty chocolate & banana muffins, I couldn’t wait to try this recipe from the latest issue of Delicious Magazine. Blueberry muffins are a classic, a well-loved flavour for many and although the addition of banana had my brother…

GBBO April Recipe: Syrniki

The last post of April is the recipe on my GBBO calendar and this month it’s syrniki (or mini lemon and raisin pancakes). My brother used to buy raisin pancakes from Tesco, he would heat them up and pour lemon juice and a sprinkling of sugar over the top, so I knew this recipe would…

Chocolate & Banana Muffins

My brother and I recently visited a coffee shop in Bath called Jacobs, situated in the abbey courtyard. It was there that we sat on a wooden picnic bench in the sun and devoured a slice of their chocolate and banana loaf cake. It had a strong smell of bananas but neither flavour overpowered the…

Coconut & Lime Loaf Cake

Sometimes the best recipes are the tried and trusted ones. My mum has a few cookbooks with pencilled annotations marking my dad’s favourite cakes. Having said that though, there’s no harm in making a few amends, especially when it comes to flavours. Coconut and lime is a winning combination, so I decided to tweak a…

Easter Biscuits & The Icing Challenge

I love Easter – it’s a time spent with family and friends where you try to eat your body weight in chocolate. Plus with a few extra days off work, there’s some time to bake some delicious treats. Last year I made some biscuits in the appropriate Easter shapes of rabbits and chicks. Although they…