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…

Halloween Biscuits

I love to bake (as if you couldn’t have guessed) and even though I’m a beginner, I would definitely say biscuits are my weakness. I’m not sure what it is about baking biscuits that I’m not keen on, I think it’s because the middle of the biscuits don’t colour much and trick me into thinking…

A Pumpkin Illusion Cake

Do you remember the illusion cakes in week 1 of the GBBO? Well its a few weeks late, but here’s my attempt at a cake that is very apt for this time of year. With influencers going pumpkin picking and magazines using pumpkins, conkers and a selection of autumnal leaves as props, I decided to…

My First Unicorn Cake

Last Wednesday, I had the pleasure of making a unicorn themed birthday cake for a friend at work. It was the first one I had made, but after nailing the technique for covering a cake in ready roll fondant (or so I thought) and watching many YouTube tutorials, I was feeling pretty confident. Again, I…

Hello Autumn: Maple & Pecan Cupcakes

Hello Autumn & National Cupcake Week Over the past few days, my attention has been taken by an adorably cute, black Labrador puppy, but with autumn officially in swing and a few days remaining of National Cupcake Week, I just had to post a recipe for some autumnal flavoured cupcakes. Of all the national and…