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 […]

xmas pudding krispie

Christmas Pudding Krispie Cakes

This Christmas is going to be very different for us. Last year was spent it telling our families of the impending arrival of Little Baker (LB) by giving the future grandparents this book and counting the seconds before the penny dropped and tear/squeals started. This year 5-month-old LB will be joining us at the dinner […]

christmas pudding truffles

Christmas Pudding Rum Truffles

These truffles are based on a rum truffle recipe I used to make and eat as a child. Often we would visit Mellors, a local bakery, and pick a cake. My favourite was a rum truffle and I can remember it being the size of my fist. Of course I now know that rum truffles are […]

Finished xmas holly wreath cake

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 […]

Christmas 2012 collage

Merry Christmas one and all

The presents have finally been wrapped, we’ve battled the queues in the shops and the cupboards are full to bursting with the finest festive grub so it leaves us just to say one little thing: Have the most wonderful Christmas and a fabulous 2013 (because we certainly will) We will be back in the new year with a bigger […]

mini festive meringue kisses

Mini Striped Meringue Kisses

I have something to confess, only recently did I finally master meringues. Yes I’d made them before, but never had I made them exactly how I wanted. Sometimes the egg whites wouldn’t whip to soft peaks even though I followed every rule in the book. This frustrated me even more when Hubs made a cracking batch […]

iced gingerbread advent designs

Gingerbread Advent Calendar

; Here for the festive season we’re in a bit of limbo. Not sure where we’ll be this year means shockingly I’ve not made of my traditional Christmas cakes or puddings as I may have nowhere to store them. However I wasn’t going to let Christmas go by without one special bake. Thanks to a […]

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