Raspberry and Lemon Cheesecake Cupcakes

These cupcakes are very summery and extremely delicious. Sweet raspberries with a zesty zing – yum! Cupcake Ingredients:- 100g Caster Sugar 100g Butter, softened 120g Self Raising Flour 2 Tablespoons Cornflour 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder 2 Medium Eggs, beaten 3 Tablespoons Milk Grated Zest 1 Lemon Method:- Heat the oven to 160c. Beat together the … Continue reading

Gluten Free St. Clement’s Cake

It’s so cold outside I’ve been very thankful to be inside baking this week! I was asked to bake a cake for a friend with orange and lemon and it had to be gluten free. The cake is half orange, half lemon and I’ve named it  St. Clement’s cake after the children’s rhyme ‘Oranges and Lemons’. The gluten free flour gives … Continue reading

Fruity Christmas Crumble

Sometimes the simplest things give the greatest pleasure and a simple fruit crumble always pleases me. I often experiment with different fruits and different topping mixes and I’d like to share my Fruity Christmas Crumble… Ingredients: 2 Medium Bramley Apples 1 Tablespoon Golden Syrup 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice 1 Tablespoon Fruity Mincemeat ( Or any … Continue reading

Late Summer Cookout!

We may have seen the signs of autumn creeping in, here in the UK, but summer isn’t over yet. There will still be opportunities for a late summer ‘family get together’ outside. A ‘Cookout’ or ‘Barbeque’ is always popular and I like to combine outdoor cooking with some of the elements of an Afternoon Tea … Continue reading

Afternoon Tea Scones

This is Afternoon Tea Week in the UK, which is very interesting for an Afternoon Tea lover like me. It’s not simply the delightful cakes and bakes; I really enjoy a good cup of tea in a vintage china tea cup. My ‘Afternoon Tea’ tends to consist of a cup of tea and a little … Continue reading

Chocca Mocca Traybake

This is a simple, lightly coffee sponge tray-bake with a chocolate topping and sprinkled with toasted nuts. I tried a ‘Cappuccino’ cake at a cake sale and it was absolutely delicious so I thought I’d try to replicate it. However, it had a white chocolate, buttercream type topping, sprinkled with chocolate powder. My cake turned … Continue reading

Lemon Curd Rolls for Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea doesn’t have to be a grand affair. Sometimes it’s just simply enjoying a cup of tea and a slice of cake outside on a sunny afternoon. Having some home-made cake available for just those occasions is something I love. As a child it was always a delight to visit my grandmother who always … Continue reading

Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

Recipe for Chocolate Orange Cheesecake Ingredients: 200g Crushed Digestive Biscuits 75g Cocoa Powder 150g Unsalted Butter 900g Cream Cheese 4 Eggs 200g Dark Chocolate Zest and Juice of Two Oranges Method: Preheat the oven to 160 c. For the base, melt the butter in a pan and add the cocoa powder, blending well. Stir in … Continue reading

Chocolate Tea Time Treats

One of my favourite Christmas Treats is chocolate! This year I’m using lots of chocolate recipes for the coming Christmas celebrations including a chocolate Christmas cake. This weekend I took delivery of a deliciously chocolatey Thornton’s Hamper – a gift  for me! I couldn’t wait to use some of the chocolate for a pre-Christmas Tea Party … Continue reading

Honey and Lavender Cookies

These cookies are adapted from a recipe for gingerbread cookies by Sarah Trivuncic in ‘Sweet Bitesize Bakes’. I’ve used lavender for several recipes in the last year since picking my own and it keeps well after drying so can be used all year round. I particularly like it with lemon but combined with some fresh … Continue reading