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Oct 202012
Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

Calling all chocoholics!  This is the recipe for you!  Also great for kids’ parties/taking into school and impressing the staff/pudding. I took my favourite choccie cake recipe and turned it into cupcakes with a twist.  These cakes are very rich, but quite delicious and VERY easy to make! THE CAKE You will need: 200g plain […]

Oct 182012
Lemon Drizzle Cake

Lemon Drizzle is my son’s absolute favourite cake. I tried a few recipes before finding Paul Hollywood’s one (sorry, Mary) and it makes the most delicious, moist cake. It ‘aint pretty, but it’s divine.   To make this tablet of lemony gorgeousness you need to preheat your oven to 180ºC (160 fan).  Butter and line a 2lb […]

Oct 052012
Smartie Cookies

Who hasn’t been coerced to buy these beauties in the supermarket for wide-eyed children….or, indeed, just for yourself?  Well, now you can bake them at home!  Easy to do and, if they don’t eat them all first, the kids can help put the Smarties on the top.  I actually preferred them the day after I made […]

Sep 282012
Macmillan Coffee Morning

I am joining in with a linky, Foto Friday, which requires a photograph of something you’ve cooked/baked this week. I spent most of yesterday evening baking cakes for the Macmillan Coffee morning today.  Do click on the link and see what it’s all about – a great cause. This is my Nigella chocolate cake…hope it […]

Sep 102012
Olive Sticks

This is a recipe from Paul Hollywood’s new book ‘How to Bake’ which, by the way, is really good!  Every recipe I have tried so far has been spot on and in it lies the best lemon drizzle cake I have ever baked (saving that for another day).  However, I have been wooing my friends […]

Aug 162012
Hummingbird Cake

I was introduced to this cake at my favourite cafe, The Black Dog.  I had it there for the first time and was extolling its virtues to the waitress who duly fetched the recipe book they used and I was straight on to my Amazon app and ordering the book.  It is from the Hummingbird […]

Aug 132012
Basic White Bread - Kitchenaid version

This is the recipe I use to make a basic white loaf, using my kitchenaid.  You can knead it by hand – it’s the same ingredients, but just takes longer!  This makes a cob loaf, so I don’t use a bread tin as the quantity is greater. You will need/knead (ha ha): 500g white bread […]