Orange, Pistachio and Avocado Cake

Last year I baked my first avocado cake and discovered a delicious new cake ingredient. You would never know the cake has avocado in it but it gives a light, moist creamy texture and flavour. I’ve finally got round to making another but decided to add some more flavours as the avocado is very subtle. This … Continue reading

Eton Mess Cupcakes

The sun may not have been shining consistently but it’s still time for summery strawberries! While making my Strawberry Pavlova for last week’s Weekly Bake Off I couldn’t resist making a little extra meringue and attempting some Eton Mess cupcakes. I tried to make a very light cupcake  then made the topping with whipped double … Continue reading

Rhubarb, Strawberry and Rose Cakes

For the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations I have chosen bakes that are inspired by British summertime. I love rhubarb and still have plenty in the garden and that along with strawberries are very typically British. Roses are one of our most popular flowers too and as I have some lovely deep red ones growing at the moment I decided to … Continue reading

Rhubarb and Rosemary Cupcakes

I have decided to join this month’s Simple and In Season cooking challenge hosted for May by Urvashi at The Botanical Baker. I love finding recipes that use freshly home-grown or locally grown ingredients so I’m looking forward to joining this recipe link-up! http://thebotanicalbaker.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/simple-and-in-season-may-recipe-link-up/ http://www.renbehan.com/simple-and-in-season I wanted to use ingredients from my own garden as … Continue reading