Christmas Recipe ~ Mince Pie Pinwheels

Every Christmas I make mincemeat, lots of it, store it in jars, give some to family and friends and make lots of mince pies. I like to try different things with it and one of the best things is these puff pastry pinwheels. So easy to make and eat. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 x 375g puff…

Recipe ~ Apple Turnovers

I love all the ingredients here, the cinnamon and apples encased in flaky buttery puff pastry. A pre made shop bought roll of puff pastry (you can make your own if you like) means this is an easy recipe (my favourite kind!). Your kitchen will smell lovely with the stewing apples and baking turnovers and…

Recipe ~ Berry Loaf

Beautiful to look at and to eat! I’ve started to enjoy baking lately. It’s not something I’ve been that good at before, I prefer cooking savoury things. I find baking tedious at times, the smallest thing can make it all go wrong and the time and effort is just wasted. There’s a lot more leeway when…

Recipe ~ Lemon Drizzle Poppyseed Loaf Cake

A recipe for a very simple lemon loaf cake with poppy seeds…I like the texture, flavour and look that the poppy seeds give it but if you prefer without then just leave them out. I also like my lemon cakes to be properly lemony, none of this hint of lemon business, you want the bite and…

Recipe ~ Mince Pie Cookies

Each year for the last couple of years I have made mincemeat, a nice boozy fruity nutty mincemeat for mince pies at Christmas time. Traditional mince pies get made a lot, brought into work, delivered to family & friends, eaten ourselves… this is a nice alternative way to use some of the mincemeat for a…

Recipe ~ Sweet Shop Rocky Road!

So this is possibly the easiest recipe ever but oh so delicious! And the best bit you can change / add to / take away the different elements as you please… This is firmly based on the recipe for Rocky Road by the wonderful Like Mam Used to Bake in her book (go buy it, the…

Recipe ~ Salted Chocolate Krispie Squares

I love salty sweet flavours together so for me this is a perfect treat. Easy to make and very delicious, whats not to love…Browsing one of my favourite baking blogs, Kirsty’s Ever so Sweet I came across this recipe – I’ve tweaked it a bit but not by much. Go check out her site for other…

Recipe ~ Cherry Raspberry Milkshake

  Its so warm and humid out there! This is the perfect little afternoon pick-me up refresher! This will make about 500 mls of smoothie milkshake! Ingredients: 250 mls milk (I used low fat super milk but whatever your preference is!) 3 tbsp natural yoghurt (I used Glenisk organic low fat natural yoghurt) 1.5 tbsp…

Recipe ~ Peach & Almond Cakes

Lots of peaches and nectarines in the supermarkets at the moment and this is a lovely way to use them, paired with almond flavours. Easy to make and a tasty afternoon treat with a cup of tea… enjoy!   Ingredients (Makes 6 large muffins) 3 large eggs 100g golden caster sugar, plus a little extra…

Recipe ~ Almond Squares

These are a perfect mid afternoon treat, with a cup of tea or coffee. They will keep well in an airtight container for a few days too so you can make ahead and have in stock for the week!   Ingredients For Pastry: 100g unsalted butter 200g plain flour (sieved) 1 egg (lightly beaten) 2…

Recipe ~ Weekend Baking…Apple Cinnamon Fairy Cakes

In this awful rainy windy weather, what is nicer than some weekend afternoon baking, delicious smells wafting around the kitchen and nice sweet treats to eat with steaming cups of tea and coffee and lots of chatting and tele watching! House of Cards on Netflix is calling me… Makes 12 cakes… 125g unsalted butter 125g…