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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Monster truffles annotated

Easy Monster Truffles

It’s well documented that I have a secret love for Oreos. If they are spied in a biscuit tin they will be second choice to Jammy Dodgers. As well as just scoffing them Oreos make great edible dirt or in this case the base of easy monster truffles. This recipe is based on the ridiculously […]

oven baked stuffed peppers

Baked Stuffed Peppers

There is no denying it that living on a diet of empty food cupboard concoctions and quickly grabbed meals from the supermarket while waiting to move house wasn’t the best for the waistline so I’ve banned baking recently. However unpacking all my cookbooks has brought some gems out that had laid in dusty storage for […]

bread shapes

Animal Bread

This summer holiday I ran a bread making workshop for children(age 4-11) where we made pizza and shaped rolls. Last year on my summer cookery club we made both focaccia and pizza so most of the pupils attending this year knew the basics of kneading dough.  Bread dough is such a fabulous medium for children […]

Jammy Dodgers

Jammie Dodgers & Biscuit Tins

Biscuits are wonderful from the spicy speculoo to the melt-in-the-mouth Cherry Bakewell biscuit. I’ll also never say no to gaudy pink wafer. For many making biscuits was one of the first things they baked as a child. In my classes children love making biscuits. I think it’s the tactile nature of them or the fact […]

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