Beginners bundt – Lemon drizzle

I saw a bundt tin for the first time about 3 months ago when I was shopping with my mum and she commented on what an unusual tin it was. I thought then I would buy her one for Mothers Day. At this point I had no idea I was going to start a baking…

‘Jack-it-in’ jammie dodgers

So these biscuits came very close to being thrown in the bin… I must say it wasn’t the recipe or the biscuits fault but my own. I forgot to take any photos ( as I am new to the blogging thing I just crack on and forget to take any method photos) and I also…

Double trouble. Salted caramel & Cadburys cream egg brownies

This weekend I decided to indulge and make my all-time favourite – salted caramel brownies. However as it’s nearly Easter I thought I would try something new ( and join the cream egg craze) and make a cream egg brownie as well. Now to stop any confusion, I didn’t mix salted caramel and cream egg together…

Courageous courgette and orange cake

I am quite a traditional baker and normally stick to the classics. However last week I had 3 courgettes that were about to go off and I HATE throwing away food so thought I could try something different. I didn’t have a particular recipe that I wanted to use but I knew I wanted it…

The famous lemon roulade

So apparently, according to bestie Emma, I always go on about my amazing lemon roulade? It is really nice though and I can say this because most of the time I am talking about my mistakes not my marvels. This is my go-to special occasion dessert. It works great for birthdays, Easter, Mothers day and…

Bourbon bonanza

Time to try my hand at my favourite biscuits, bourbons.  If you have read my previous blog, Time consuming custard creams, you will know I had a little trouble with the custard cream stamp. The bourbon dough was a lot nicer to work with and the stamp was less detailed so overall I think this…

Mums meringue

I have a tried and tested recipe for anything meringue based that me and my mum have both been using since… well …since Somerfield was around ( the recipe below was ripped out of one of their magazines). It’s such a quick and easy recipe to follow and surprisingly one of the things that seems to…

Time consuming custard creams

Well as the title suggested, these custard creams took a long time to make but I think it was worth it, they tasted ‘nearly’ as good as the real thing when dipped in a cuppa and I got to use my Christmas present. I have made two different versions of these, an easy option and…

Lemon ‘disaster’ drizzle

A few of you have been asking for this so here it is, the lemon ‘disaster’ drizzle. We have a bit of an ongoing competition in my family of who can make the best lemon drizzle cake and for a while I was winning. Head judge Luke (my brother) said it was the best he…

Brown velvet valentines cupcakes 

Wow let me try those babies, they sound delicious – not! My valentines red velvet cupcakes didn’t quite have the desired glowing red middle that I wanted and I really don’t know why? I followed the method exactly this time ( admittedly sometimes I rush and get things wrong). However, they are blinking scrummy and…

All the gear and only a slight idea

Does that say imperfection? Yes it does. Not something you normally see in a food blog so let me explain. I love baking. I’ve enjoyed it since I was a little girl. My mum would pull a chair up to the kitchen worktop when she was baking so I could see what she was doing…