August Chunky Crumble

My August chunky crumble is so special because it features the ultimate topping, seriously chunky rocks of biscuity crumble. This recipe uses stewed blackberries, plums and apples that have all come into season this month. Best served warm with a giant scoop of vanilla ice cream, i hope you enjoy. And thanks to Charlie for…

Shooters Stew – Wild Duck, Lamb, Rosemary and Red Wine

This November we decided it would be a good idea to buy a whole lamb from the butchers, yes a whole lamb. We went halves with our family and ended up with an amazing deal! Buying our meat in this way has meant that i have cuts in the fridge that i have never cooked…

Christmas Cake 2018

Can you believe it? Its Christmas cake time already. As apposed to previous years the sun is shining and 2018’s Indian Summer is certainly making Christmas feel further and further away. With that being said my cake is in the oven and my house is starting to smell rather festive. This year is have continued…

Candied Orange Cake

Heres a beautiful recipe for a candied orange and almond cake! For the Orange topping: 2 whole large oranges 60g caster sugar 110ml cold water 50g butter For the sponge: 260g self raising flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 200g almonds 230ml milk 1 lemon 115g butter 200g sugar 3 free range eggs…

Chocolate Macarons

This recipe is all about the technique. Get your folding right and tap all the air out of your piped mixture and you should be ok! I like to make macarons when i have time on my hands and am in the mood for a baking challenge, they are hard work but very rewarding. My…

Pistachio, Orange and Cranberry Biscotti

Today’s recipe is from Pistachio, Orange and Cranberry Biscotti from Sainsburys Cakes & Bakes -Everyday Recipes book. I tend to pick up this book when I am in the mood for baking but not quite sure what I want to make. It is full of great recipes that will further the skills of any amateur…

Ginger Biscuit Shapes

  I used this recipe to top my 2017 Christmas cake however feel free to create all different shapes and sized gingerbread’s. The key to this recipe is making sure the dough stays as cold as possible throughout the entire process. This recipe works best if the dough is refrigerated for 24 hours. If you…

Decadent Chocolate Brownie Traybake

I developed this recipe for my 2017 Christmas Cake I wanted to make fondant presents with a brownie centre however I struggled to find a recipe. It needed to be solid enough to hold fondant in place and not dry out too quickly. Be sure to use a good quality dark chocolate and the best quality…

Festive Banana Bread

Finally! It’s the time of the year when everything you make, bake or decorate has to have a festive twist! It has also been a busy week of Christmas parties and lunches, so our pantry and fridge has been abandoned a little. My Bananas were on their last few days of survival, so I needed…