GBBO March Recipe: Upside-Down Cherry Sponge Pudding

I’m not going to lie, I was a little disappointed that the March recipe on my GBBO calendar wasn’t an Easter inspired bake. I look forward to this time of year, I have an excuse to look crazy and buy the supermarkets out of mini eggs, but as I’m on a chocolate detox for the…

GBBO February Recipe: Sablé Kisses

I’ve taken a bit of a break from blogging over January. I’ve been toying with the idea of a revamp and after a two day food writing course in the beautiful countryside farmhouse All Hallows and hanging out with an awesome bunch of foodie minded folk, I’ve decided to go ahead. I’m going to do…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

GBBO January Recipe: Rugelach

I was obsessed with the GBBO last year, so I was pretty excited when I received the calendar for Christmas. As I jotted down important dates I took note of each recipe and looked at the variety. Some recipes I had never heard of and some I had tried before in some way or another….