Christmas Cake: Part 2

Only four sleeps to go until Christmas Day! I’m like a small child, I’m soooo excited. I absolutely love this day as I think the crisp winter chill brings people even closer together, huddled by the fire whilst drowning in…

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Christmas Cake: Part 1

Christmas cake. It’s the one thing mum has refused to let me bake. She doesn’t mind if I make a deep, stodgy fruitcake any other time of the year but not christmas. Since she was 15 years old she has made a christmas…

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Autumn’s layer cake

It’s the weekend before school starts again and the last time I will see my Dad for a month as, he’s off to India for work. So, I thought it is only best to mark the weekend with a lavish,…

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Lemon & Ginger brulee tart

You may think it’s odd to combine citrusy, sharp lemon with the penetrating warmth that comes from ginger. But, it’s actually this reason that makes them the perfect match. The burnt sugar topping compliments the mellow ginger flavour and counteracts…

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Banoffee Eclairs

It’s been ages since I last posted… almost 6 weeks!!!! Since I have started A Levels  I have been drowning in work. But at the weekend I made these. I promised myself  that I would spend one day of my weekend…

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Peach & Blackberry traybake

I made these scrummy little squares last weekend for my brother’s lunchbox… AGAIN. But believe me I do not mind, it was a really good excuse to get away from learning chemistry… oh the thought of orbitals and ionisation energy just isn’t…

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Summer Muffins (cherry, coconut & lime)

I made these muffins a couple of weeks ago for my brother’s return to school. I wanted them to be full of goodness but also have a bit of pezazz, so they would appeal as something slightly out of the lunchbox…

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Raspberry, Basil & White chocolate brownies

Although it’s now September I’m still clinging onto summer… as you can probably tell by the ingredients in this recipe. As the school season begins and autumn creeps in I can literally see summer fading away. It’s not like I…

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Choc ‘n’ Nut Energy bars

I made these bars for my family the other weekend because they were about to embark on a walking holiday across Pembrokeshire coast. My Dad, Brother and I have been on a lot of trekking holidays over the years, but unfortunately I haven’t been…

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Pistachio & Orange Macarons

A couple of weeks ago when I made these macarons, there was blistering sunshine beaming through the kitchen windows but, now as I write this post in a thick wooly jumper, it’s grey, drizzling and I’m half tempted to put the…

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Mocha Macarons

Even if I do say so myself, these look adorable. I mean, I believed macarons to be a nightmare to make but, I can assure you that once you’re in on a few of the key tips for macaron making, they are…

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