Lemon Griestorte

Last week was European Cake Week on Great British Bake off. We saw Yeast Leavened Cake, Kugelhopfs, Savarins and Tortes and the final challenge was Mary Berry’s Prinsesstarta . I was slightly unsure where to start baking – not too sure what was a Kugelhopf and what was a Savarin; and slightly unnerved by the … Continue reading

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

These cupcakes are deliciously moist and chocolatey! The topping is made with soft cheese and chocolate which gives a lightness and ensures that the whole thing isn’t too rich. They are perfect for an Easter treat and could, of course, have added decorations for extra scrumptiousness :) Triple Chocolate Cupcakes Ingredients 90g Butter, softened 150g … Continue reading

Lovely Lemony Layer Cake for Mothers’ Day

This is a lovely lemony drizzle layer cake filled with fresh cream and lemon curd and then covered with buttercream and decorated. Find the recipe for the cake here To make the buttercream beat 200g soft cheese, 50g butter and a tiny dot of your chosen food colouring. To make lemon buttercream, add the zest … Continue reading

Banana, Walnut and Chocolate Cake

I love eating cake and I know if I try to impose a limit on eating I will simply crave it more! Having nice things to eat that we enjoy is very often good for us on an emotional and social level. It’s all about finding a balance and eating healthily doesn’t mean you have … Continue reading

Healthy Tea Time Treats

Well, it’s that time of the year again – I’ve eaten far too much and my jeans are feeling tight. It’s a real struggle for a girl who just loves a tea time treat so I was especially happy when I received a Christmas / New Year selection box of Nakd treats…. With so many … Continue reading

Fairies on Fairy Cakes

Fairy Cakes What is the difference between a fairy cake and a cupcake? First of all it seems that a fairy cake is smaller than a cupcake. Mary Berry, in her book 100 Cakes and Bakes, states that a cupcake is also a different shape to a fairy cake – ‘the cases are deeper and … Continue reading

Easy Blood Orange and Port Marmalade

Last year I made marmalade for the first time but found it quite laborious as the recipe had me boiling oranges in their skins and then chopping the skins finely. It took me an age and was incredibly messy! Recently I have been longing to try marmalade again and have had lots of lovely organic … Continue reading

Cake Stall Bakes

One of the great things about this time of year is fetes and summer shows and they always have lovely homemade cake stalls. The weather may have been dreadful this summer but we British have been keeping calm and carrying on baking! I spent a day in the kitchen baking for my local W.I. stall at a … Continue reading

Apple Blossom Cake

With all the beautiful blossom on the trees recently I started to think about making an apple blossom cake. I searched for recipes but couldn’t find one that used actual apple blossom and then I discovered that it should only be eaten in moderation as it could be poisonous! With a lack of other flowers … Continue reading