Is this the end of Great British Bake Off?

  I have no qualms in confessing I’ve been a fan of GBBO since the start and was approached by the BBC for series 1. I turned them down as at the time I was not eligible to apply due to my job.  I can distinctly remember going to the Good Food Show in the NEC between […]

unicorn playdough recipe

Make Eat Get Read Go – September 2016

It would seem it’s been a rather long time since I last wrote one of these. September has been the month of tightening the purse strings after a summer holiday, building work on the house and the awkward pay packet period you get when you’re between jobs. It’s been very much one of making our […]

brazil rio olympic Cupcakes

Rio Brazil 2016 Olympic Cupcakes

It doesn’t seem like 4 years ago that we were gearing up to London 2012; now it’s Rio’s turn to host the Olympic Games. Back in 2012 a local school asked me to run an Olympic themed cupcake workshop for their summer holiday club. This week I was back to repeat the workshop with a […]

blog drought over

The blogging drought is over… I promise.

  The Butcher Baker Baby blogging drought may be over. Believe it or not the blog is getting close to 10 years old and the Baby of the blog has turned two. How did that happen?! The last year has been a busy one. There has been lots of sitting tight and waiting for the […]

cherry and coconut hot cross buns

Cherry and Coconut Hot Cross Buns

While tradition states Hot Cross Buns should be eaten on Good Friday, many shops now sell these fruit studded buns all year round. I try to resist temptation and only buy/make them during the Easter period. Hot Cross Buns use one of my favourite types of dough – enriched dough. It’s silky texture is a pleasure to work […]

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London 2016 – The Foodie Tourist Edition

At Christmas it has been a bit of a tradition for Hubs & I to exchange foodie experiences as gifts. Previous ones include River Cottage, Seasoned and Northcote. Christmas 2015 I was rather shocked to open my gift from Hubs to find a reservation for Le Gavroche. Michel Roux Jr’s restaurant been on my hit […]


Festive Afternoon Tea at Panoramic 34

I finally finished maternity leave in September to return to work part-time. To say life has been chaotic is an understatement. Due to time and financial pressures that come hand in hand when you have a young family it can be tough to find quality grown-up time that isn’t interspaced with partly eaten rice cakes […]

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