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…

Mini Egg Marshmallows

Every Saturday I venture up town and browse the stalls of the local market. One of my absolute faves is a quaint marshmallow stand by The Wells Marshmallow Company. With a vintage inspired look, the stall is dressed with pink and purple flowers in glass jars and they offer a variety of marshmallows in different…

Apple Rose Tarts

I was recently given the Sainsbury’s food magazine. It was the first time I looked at this magazine and I was impressed by some of the recipes in there. The picture of the finished product is often what inspires me to bake and after the success of my plum & almond tartlets, I was excited…

Carrot Cake

I recently decided to bake my mum one of her favourite cakes – carrot cake. Now it’s not something that I have acquired a taste for, so when I was searching the internet for a recipe, it was important to me that I felt confident in my choice. I absolutely love Waitrose recipes, the raspberry meringue…

Raspberry Meringue Cake

Today’s recipe is a showstopper, perfect for dinner parties or special occasions. This twist on a classic Pavlova certainly wowed my family and I at the weekend. As much as I would like to claim this bake as one of my own, unfortunately I can’t. However it was baked by my mum. It was the…

Cherry & Lemon Cupcakes

I prefer sweet to savoury and love anything with chocolate, salted caramel or honeycomb, but that doesn’t always appeal to everyone else. After a few weeks of baking treats that I know I would love, I decided to bake some cupcakes just for my dad and with some gingham style cases that I got for…

Sugar ‘Cupcake’ Cookies

I feel comfortable in the kitchen and I enjoy making new things, but one constant challenge I have is biscuits, both baking and icing them. In fact, the only biscuits I’m confident on are the gingerbread men I made at Christmas (and not just because they require minimal decoration). When it comes to baking biscuits,…