Lemon and Raspberry Cupcakes

Raspberry is a perfect complement to lemon and these lemon and raspberry cupcakes are light and very moreish… Ingredients 100g Butter, softened 120g Self Raising Flour 2 Tablespoons Cornflour 110g Caster Sugar 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder 2 Medium eggs, beaten 3 Tablespoons Milk Zest of 1 lemon Method Pre-heat the oven to 160c Beat all the … Continue reading

Easy Luxury Mince Pies

Home-made mince pies are always super scrumptious but here’s an easy way to pimp your mincemeat and take your mince pies to the next level… I started with a 410g jar of shop bought mincemeat. I scooped it out into a bowl and added:- A handful of chopped walnuts 50g dried whole cranberries Zest of … Continue reading

Easter Biscuits

My grandmother always made Easter Biscuits at this time of year and they were truly scrumptious. Now I’m a grandmother I bake them and always think of her as I do. I’ve no idea where she got the recipe from originally but she was an early member of the WI so possibly from there and I’ve  … Continue reading

Rosewater Cupcakes

Rosewater Cupcakes for Mother’s Day Rosewater gives a lovely delicate taste to cakes and is perfect for a cupcake. The recipe will give 10 – 12 cupcakes which are lovely for an afternoon tea – just right for mum on Mother’s Day. Alternatively, serve them in vintage bone china tea cups or put them in … Continue reading

Marmalade Madeira Cake

I love marmalade at this time of year and make my own when I can. I’ve recently had a craving for a really moist marmalade cake but I’ve had to make this three times to get exactly what I wanted! It’s basically a madeira cake recipe with marmalade, orange zest and orange juice added which … Continue reading

Raspberry and Rose Cake

This cake is made with two 6″ sponges infused with rose water, drizzled with rose syrup and filled with raspberry conserve and raspberry flavoured buttercream. The cake was layered and decorated for a birthday but would be equally delicious and pretty served simply as a filled sponge. Raspberry and Rose Cake For the two 6″ … Continue reading

Cranberry and Orange Cake

This is a moist sponge made with oranges, filled with cranberry and orange curd and covered with cranberry and orange curd buttercream. Its a fruity alternative to Christmas cake and packed with vitamin C! Cranberry and Orange Curd Ingredients:- 225g Cranberries 2 Oranges 225g Caster Sugar 50g Butter 2 Eggs, beaten Method:- Remove the skin … Continue reading

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

    There’s still time for some last minute Christmas baking! Along with the last of the mince pies I baked today, I’ve made some chocolate orange cupcakes. Chocolate is always popular at Christmas and these have a rich chocolate, almost truffle flavour. These can be frozen, fully decorated so are perfect to pop in … Continue reading