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 […]

signature spice english muffins

Signature Spice Festive English Muffins

  Waitrose have a #makeschristmas campaign this year. What makes Christmas for us is baking but it has been on the back burner for the last few years. 2013 – thanks to morning sickness I wasn’t interested in food unless it was raspberries, passionfruit or babybel cheese. 2014 – juggling a 5 month year old […]

1st Rabbit Birthday Cake

Rabbit 1st Birthday Cake

  How fast has the last year gone? 12 months ago I was welcoming LB to the blog and wondering how on earth us foodie selves would cope with a little one. Well here we are, we survived… Just. Some people take their little ones to a farm or zoo for their first birthday, we […]

salted caramel Paris Brest for Stork

Working with Stork – Salted Caramel Paris Brest

For the last month you may have seen hints on my Twitter and Facebook accounts that I’ve been working on a special recipe. I’ve teased you with photos of choux pastry and pans of salted caramel. I can now reveal I’ve been working for Stork and developing a delicious choux pastry recipe for them – Salted Caramel Paris […]

cottage cheese rolls

Saturn (tomato & basil) rolls

Cottage cheese purchases are often on a healthy kick whim. It’s opened, spooned on a jacket spud then the rest of the pot risks being forgotten about at the back of the fridge. This recipe uses up this languishing pot and is perfect for a quick lunchtime bread as no yeast is required. As part of […]

Carrot and Ginger Cakes

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 […]

beca finishing pork pies

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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