Category Archive: baking

Carrot and Ginger Cakes

Ginger and Carrot Cakes with Ginger Cheesecake Icing

Don’t be too shocked. This is the first baking recipe I’ve featured on the blog for a while. I thought I owed you one. It took me until I was an adult to appreciate vegetables in cake. Pre 2001 I thought carrot cake was evil stuff. It’s now on the top list of cakes I …

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Pies & Perfect Pastry with GBBO Beca

Hubs likes to think he is the king of pork pies in this household. He makes them hand raised with traditional jelly made from pig’s trotters. 2013 GBBO contestant Beca has recently started to do some baking courses at Seasoned Cookery School just down the road from us (yes that explains why I mention them …

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The “Easier Than it Looks” Birthday Cake

It’s only on special occasions that I bake big cakes here. I was asked to bake a special cake for my Mother-in-Law’s 60th birthday. The original brief was a sugarpaste creation, but time limitations didn’t allow this, then I remembered the cake that Lorraine Pascale made in her first series of Baking Made Easy. You …

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Cheese & Onion Fougasse

Saturdays have become Soup Saturday here. Most weekends, even through the depths of a rather wet winter, Hubs has been working outside on building the pizza oven. This means lunches have to be quick, warm and grabbed when ever the time is convenient. Also soup means the labourers can spend as little time as possible …

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The last minute Christmas holly wreath cake

December has been a busy one for me. Along with my classes I’ve also been the guest speaker at various WIs. Unsurprisingly WI ladies love their food demonstrations especially festive food demos. The first one I did in November was savoury Christmas canapes (think mini beef & yorkshire puds, turkey curry bites, bruchetta), and the …

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How to make lollipop biscuits

I have a bit of a confession, I made these back in June and intended on blogging them. I photographed the process of making the biscuit, iced them, but forgot to photo the icing bit. I ummed and ahhed about if I should blog them then thought, pah. It’s a baking technique that you can …

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Vampire Spider Cupcakes

Earlier today I stumbled across a photo I did for a kids’ workshop last half term and decided I had to share. Looking back at all my other Halloween bakes over the years there seems to be a prevalence of creepy crawlies, I have an affinity to them and arachnids are far nicer than severed …

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