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…

Its competition time! L’Originale Balsamic Vinegar

In celebration of the New Year the competition is now open. Simply like for a chance to win a truly amazing product… I have one Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale Di Modena D.O.P. – Balsamic Vinegar set available for the taking RRP €115/£102. If you haven’t heard of L’Originale before, make sure you watch the video below….

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…

Christmas Cake – 2017

Below is a guide to making and decorating a Christmas cake. You will need to bake the cake a minimum of 2 months before Christmas in order for the fruits to soak up the alcohol and to allow the flavours to develop.  For the cake: Before you get stuck into it, this recipe ideally requires…

My Christmas Cake 2016

Here it goes, my first post! I think i will start with one of my proudest baking moments of last year, 2016. Usually i post pictures of other peoples masterpieces however as my foodie portfolio grows, i have found myself wanting to roll my sleeves up and have a go for myself. Although i confess i…