Sweets

Chocolate and Raspberry Valentine’s Cupcakes

Chocolate and Raspberry Valentine’s Cupcakes

These Chocolate and Raspberry Valentine’s Cupcakes are amazing. Honestly, the chocolate sponge is just delightfully moist and chocolatey, and even a few raspberries in the buttercream icing gives it a gorgeous fruity flavour that compliments the chocolate exceptionally well. When you bite in and get […]

Valentine’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Valentine’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love baking cookies, our gorgeous soft and simple Chocolate Chip Cookies are fantastic, and always popular, so much so that we also make a Christmas variation. I’ve said before that we’re not massive valentine’s fans, and that I just use it as an excuse […]

Valentine’s Brownies

Valentine’s Brownies

Now, first things first. I’m not a huge lover of Valentine’s Day. We have a nice meal and buy each other treats (which we tend to get together, and they tend to be DVDs and things we both want) but we don’t go over the […]

Classic Pear Upside Down Cake

Classic Pear Upside Down Cake

I can remember my mum making pineapple upside down cake when I was little. I’m not sure why I remember this specifically so well, as I’m not sure it was a regular occurrence and it’s not something I’ve had in adulthood or tried to make […]

Baking with Kids: Chocolate Cupcakes with a Sticky Chocolate Glaze

Baking with Kids: Chocolate Cupcakes with a Sticky Chocolate Glaze

The Boy is really into helping out in the kitchen at the moment. And the girl loves coming in every 30 seconds saying, “Cake now ta mumum”. Which was her first sentence, and still her favourite! It’s come at a handy time because I absolutely […]

Basic Carrot Loaf Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Basic Carrot Loaf Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

I’d never had carrot cake until a few years ago. I think as a child there’s something quite off-putting about carrots in cake, even though I loved carrots. Cheesecake too I always found to be an odd concept. However, since braving my first carrot cake […]

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies

We’ve been so bad at Christmas baking this year. I’ve been creating bits and bobs, but me and Michael haven’t really done a proper fun baking day that he can help with. So, we decided to make some Christmas Cookies. They are basically the same […]

Classic Christmas Stollen

Classic Christmas Stollen

I’d never had Stollen until a few years ago. I spent my childhood absolutely convinced that I didn’t like marzipan, what a fool I was! So, Classic Christmas Stollen isn’t something that had ever appealed to me. I don’t hugely like Christmas food either. It’s […]

Gingerbread Snowflakes

Gingerbread Snowflakes

We love gingerbread. We make it every Christmas without fail, and even make some for other people as gifts. It’s the first thing I remember The Boy and me making together, and at the time I was a single mum with no money, it was […]

Ginger Christmas Cake with Opies Foods

Ginger Christmas Cake with Opies Foods

I’ve never made a Christmas cake. I didn’t like them for a long time (nor did I like mince pies or Christmas puddings…actually I still don’t like Christmas pudding. Yuck!) so it’s not something that ever came up. My mum also makes a pretty amazing […]