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…

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…

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…

GBBO September Recipe: Viennese Whirls

In keeping with last night’s episode of the GBBO, I’m going to start this month with the recipe from my calendar – Viennese Whirls. It was a bittersweet feeling when I saw this recipe. I love these particular sandwich biscuits, but they’re biscuits and that’s not a strength of mine when it comes to baking….

GBBO August Recipe: Frangipane Tart

With the return of the Great British Bake Off last night (and being the end of the month), it seemed appropriate to make the August recipe on my calendar and this month was the turn of the frangipane tart. I’ve made mini frangipane tarts before when I was trying to mimic my Grandma’s recipe, but…

Raspberry & White Chocolate Muffins

Last weekend saw me busy baking for the baby shower, but I was also entering flapjacks and muffins into the Mid-Somerset Show. The Mid-Somerset Show is an annual event, local to where I live. It’s a fun family day out with plenty of stalls to look round, competitions to enter, classic car displays, livestock classes and much more….

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…

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…

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…