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,…

Maris Piper & Leek Hash With Fried Eggs

The mornings and evenings are getting lighter, which means that comfort food and good ol’ hearty meals are becoming few and far between and lighter meals, preparing for summer are on their way. The recipe for this meal came from a freebie magazine in Waitrose last year and with some bacon in the fridge, we gave it…

Strawberry Cheesecake Oreo Blondies

When the strawberry cheesecake Oreos came out, Tom bought me a whole box. He literally picked a box off the shelf giving me 16 packets of cookies. He did exactly the same thing with the mint flavour and believe or not, I still have some left (of both). Having already baked some strawberry cheesecake and…

Mini Frangipane Tarts

I was first introduced to Our Growing Edge over a year ago and it has always been a great source of inspiration due to the variety of themes set by other bloggers. This month’s theme is ‘family favourites’, which certainly gave me some food for thought. Getting a whole family to agree on a cake can sometimes be…

Chicken, Leek & Cider Pot Pie

I love pies, who wouldn’t?! A filling of your choosing (hopefully with plenty of sauce) encased in pastry. Serve with chips or mash potato and drizzle gravy all over…yum yum! So as it’s British Pie Week, I had just the right excuse to try a recipe that I discovered in my ever growing collection of food…

Dairy Free Oreo Cake

OK so it’s outside my regular posting days of Wednesday and Saturday, but when I woke up this morning to see National Oreo Day tweets on Twitter, I just had to do a post that featured what I consider to be the best biscuit/cookie. I’ve always been a fan of biscuits that have a cream…

Chocolate Brownies In A Jar

Brownies were one of the first cakes I made when I was younger and I’ve always loved making them as they’re quite quick and simple to do and they taste delicious. Brownies are also a great base for being creative with your baking. You can get so many variations on this classic recipe, just add your…

Cauliflower Cheese Soup

It’s National Veggie Month! So I thought I would share an old recipe that I tried for cauliflower cheese soup. Now cauliflower cheese is often served as a side dish, but for mum and I that’s a quick and easy meal on a week night. Cook some cauliflower, make some cheese sauce, drizzle it over…

GBBO February Recipe: Gluten-Free Lemon Tart

As we approach the end of February, there is one more post left to share – the recipe from my GBBO calendar, a gluten-free fresh lemon tart. And after the success of last month’s recipe, I was hoping this was going to be another winner… They say earl grey tea is best served with a…

Buttermilk Pancakes

When February rolls around you think of two things – Valentine’s Day and Pancake Day. In the supermarkets, the space that was dedicated to hearts, chocolates and flowers, now has frying pans, pancake mix and spatulas. And with less than a week to go, I thought I would get practising my flipping skills. As a…

Dark Chocolate & Ginger Brownies

If you’ve agreed to bake something for a party or get together of sorts, then you can’t go wrong with a batch of brownies. They’re a perfect choice – a simple recipe that’s easy to make and loved by many. You can also make them your own by adding your choice of flavours. For February,…