Having a football loving husband means Saturday evenings in our house are usually spent watching the 5.30pm kick off on BT sport (yawn) and considering Matt’s team, Liverpool were playing yesterday there was no avoiding it. We usually wonder down to our local Tesco’s and pick up a bag of sweets and chocolate to munch… Continue reading Recipe: Fruit & Nut Flapjacks
This week I have been busy making a Hawaiian themed cake for a friend of ours. Something quite different to what I have ever done before, but I enjoy a challenge. We agreed with a classic flavour combination – vanilla sponge with strawberry jam and butter cream filling. Once the cakes were baked (a triple… Continue reading Hawaiian Cake
Now, as much as I love baking and the satisfaction I get from other people enjoying my latest creations, you still can’t beat sitting down with a cup of tea indulging in treats that have been made for you. This is the exact reason that I LOVE Afternoon Tea. A quintessential English tradition that combines… Continue reading Afternoon Tea at Chewton Glen
I’m not a huge fan of a traditional fruit cake at all but when I saw Mary Berry’ tennis cake (light fruit cake) on the Great British Bake off a couple of years ago I really liked the sound of it so thought I’d try it out. It is by no means a cheap… Continue reading Recipe: Mary Berry’s Light Fruit Cake
January is a busy month in our household… My eldest Brother and Grandma celebrate their Birthdays one day after another as well as two other family Birthdays later in the month and I usually spend the whole of January more or less alone as I lose my Husband to his work for a month! He… Continue reading The best way to celebrate is with cake!
My intention was to start this blog at the beginning of the year but I didn’t quite manage it unfortunately! I may be starting nearly 3 months in, but I thought I’d start by featuring my bakes from 1st January and the first real celebration for me and my family this year was my eldest… Continue reading First Birthday celebration of the year!
What better way to start my first blog than to write about my proudest baking achievement…my Wedding Cake. Right at the beginning of planning our Wedding, Matt suggested that it would be nice for me to make our Wedding Cake. “Are you joking” I thought – I have done a lot of baking, including making… Continue reading Wedding Cake