Pavlova conjures up so many memories of my childhood. We had pavlova for every family occasion - visitors, Communions, Christmas and Easters. It was always on the menu. Sometimes with kiwi or tinned fruit but they were never as popular as fresh strawberries. My Mum was a keen baker and made a mean Pavlova. She… Continue reading Strawberry Pavlova
🎄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
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
'Life without cake is like cake without chocolate', this quote was on a birthday card that my son got a while ago and I love it. I clearly love chocolate cake too. I have a few good recipes in my repertoire - a rich chocolate fudge cake, a nice birthday cake and now a new… Continue reading Simple Chocolate Cake
Itsy bitsy cupcakes are much loved in this house. They are perfect for little hands and dramatically reduce the waste. I think we all know a child that takes a bite out of a normal size cupcake and then abandons it! Or who just eats the icing and leaves the cupcake. They are also great… Continue reading Mini Cupcakes
Cake, Chocolate & Coca Cola. I have always been curious about combining the three but only got around to trying a recipe recently. I had saved a recipe by Sophie White, which was published in a weekend supplement months ago and decided my husband's birthday was the perfect opportunity to give it a whirl.… Continue reading Coca Cola Chocolate Cake
I make Lemon traybake a lot. To say that it is a huge hit is an understatement. My family loves it as does anyone I know, who has baked it. For years I have made 'Ice Lemon traybake' using a mixture of Icing sugar & lemon juice to decorate it. I'll be honest, I was… Continue reading Lemon Traybake – Variations.