Cakes & Bakes

Chocolate and Orange Loaf

This sounds like a magical combination to me. Personally, I prefer not to use chocolate flavoured batter with orange, I like a madeira style cake with either chocolate chips or chocolate frosting, so this ticks the boxes. This recipe is from 'Fast Cakes' by Mary Berry, which is a book that I highly recommend. We've… Continue reading Chocolate and Orange Loaf

Cupcakes

Iced Orange Cupcakes

This recipe is actually called 'Rainbow buns' in the cookery book 'Baking with Tiny Tots', but the rainbow name comes from the sprinkles, so we've renamed them! The cupcake and icing have orange zest or juice in them, so it makes sense to use our name instead. April (9) flicked through the cookery book during… Continue reading Iced Orange Cupcakes

chocolate, Decorating

Easy Chocolate Icing

  This is a very handy recipe to have in your collection. You just beat it altogether in a bowl, with a wooden spoon. Yay no mixer required. Less washing up! It works well on a traybake, cupcakes or cake. The recipe is from Mary Berry’s ‘Fast Cakes’ and is from another recipe, which I… Continue reading Easy Chocolate Icing

Biscuits, Christmas

Gingerbread

🎄I've been asked a few times for a really good gingerbread recipe. It's a hard one to answer for me, as I am not a ginger fan🙈. Anyway, this year, I decided to try making gingerbread dough and enlisted a few taste testers to give their verdict. They liked it, so I'll take a leap… Continue reading Gingerbread

Biscuits

White Chocolate and Orange Cookies

This recipe caught my eye when I was flicking through a cook book. It sounds like such a yummy combo. I'm a big Rachel Allen recipe fan and have a number of her books. This is from 'Bake', which is one of her older books. She does a basic cookie recipe and then suggests a… Continue reading White Chocolate and Orange Cookies