sour cherry traybake

This delicious cake has its roots in Hungary but I was reminded of it while browsing Will Torrent’s Afternoon Tea at Home. Will adapts some of the the top restaurant and top chef classics and inspires you to make afternoon tea every day (until your clothes don’t fit!). He has taken this traditional cake from New…

Madeira mini loaves with marmalade glaze

Sometimes you need to revisit those old classics – you know the ones! The recipe book pages and stuck together with mixture, your great gran’s hand writing is is a light shade of its former self. This recipe is perfect example since a Madeira cake is a staple in any baker’s files. Will Torrent in…

Sour cherry stollen cake

  Yes, this is a cake as opposed to a bread. It really is a great variation on the wonderful more traditional stollen I posted last week. The benefits are that you don't have to use yeast and you don't have to wait! As I had made double quantities of pistachio marzipan last week I…

Lemon drizzle- a cake good enough for GBBO final showstopper

  Last night's final of the Great British Bake Off – *hashtag* GBBO – saw the charming and talented Nadiya carry off the glory of winning. She has fast become the nation's baking sweetheart and when Mary Berry choked up many of the 14m+ viewers were reaching for the tissues- I know it wasn't just…

Lemon curd cupcakes

Two consecutive cup cake bakes- what can be happening?!- oh yes, it's national cupcake week. I probably won't make them for another year.. This particular bake might be the one to change my mind about that as it is filled with home made Thermomix lemon curd. Having topped it with a very lemony frosting, I…

Victoria sponge sandwich

I am not In the UK at the moment and so missing the first few weeks of the Great British Bake Off #GBBO. This is the 6th year of the bake off on BBC and the first episode of this new series apparently drew over 9m viewers. That's not taking into account all the people…

Cupcakes for the gardener in your life

These fun cupcakes are ideal for anyone who loves gardening or just loves the look of what a garden can produce. The silicone 'pots' are now widely available from cook shops. Lakeland in the UK has stocked them for a while now. You can slip a paper case inside the silicone if you want to…

Orange bundt

' I made this cakes for a friend's birthday – I think bundts cakes are perfect for party sharing as they seem to go such a long way. You can cut the tiniest slither so easily (and then go back for seconds!) This wonderful Bundt is based on a recipe from Ed Kimber's book Say…

Banana and nut flour cakes

How often are you searching pinterest for something different to do with those overripe bananas? I think you may have found one worth trying in this recipe using coconut flour. I have tweeked a recipe from Amber Rose in her delicious book Love, Bake, Nourish. I have been given or bought a few new cook…

Banana and nut flour cakes

How often are you searching pinterest for something different to do with those overripe bananas? I think you may have found one worth trying in this recipe using coconut flour. I have tweeked a recipe from Amber Rose in her delicious book Love, Bake, Nourish. I have been given or bought a few new cook…

Chocolate rum cake

Followers of my travel blog will know I was in Barbados last week, so I have to bring my baking blog a totally decadent chocolate cake drenched in spiced rum – that got your attention! I picked up the cookbook entitled Just add Rum by Angela Spenceley at the airport and had to have it….

Christmas cakes

As the last few of my 2014 Christmas cake bakes find their way to good homes just a quick view of some of this year's designs Wishing you a creative and fun Christmas full of wonderful bakes to share with family and friends.   Posted with Blogsy