Recipe : Tomato, Garlic and Rosemary Focaccia

Transport yourself to Italy with this fragrant focaccia, filled with garlic, tomatoes and rosemary. Fluffy inside and crisp outside, you’ll be wanting to make this…

The ultimate guide to Stir-up Sunday

Plan ahead for a stress-free Christmas   Prep ahead for Christmas in the traditional way by making your Christmas pudding, cake, or mincemeat before the…

Baking Powder

What is baking powder and how to use it One thing to come out of COVID-19 is that more of us have been looking at…

Recipe: Fifteens (tray bake)

Inspired by a recent trip to Belfast where we had a reminder of how good Fifteen Cake (or simply Fifteens) is, I decided to make…

Recipe: Celebrate Anzac Day with these delicious biscuits

Anzac Day Biscuits The 25th April is Anzac Day which is a national day of remembrance in Australia.  It marks the anniversary of the first major…

Recipe: Victoria Sponge with Blackberries and Spiced Cream from Hairy …

Many thanks to the Hairy Bikers, Comic Relief and HomeSense for sharing this recipe for blackberry victoria sponge cake.  A classic cake which has been…

Recipe: Smoky Brae Smoked Sugar Cookies

I don’t normally rave about certain ingredients. More likely a must visit cafe or pub, but today I’m going out on a limb – buy…

Recipe: Boozy Fruit

Alcohol soaked fruit Make next year’s Christmas baking an experience to remember with some lovely alcohol soaked fruit. That’s right, next years Christmas. Soaking dried…

Recipe : 3 Ingredient Nutella Cookies

Chocolate heaven with three ingredient nutella cookies These are amazing, really.  Whip them up in about 20 mins and have some chocolate heaven for a…

Recipe: Cardamom and Orange Marmalade Not Cross Buns

Not Cross Buns Second batch of the day meant not cross buns as our crosses where a bit useless. Instead of fruit and cinnamon, we…

Recipe: St Patrick’s Day Guinness Cupcakes

Guinness Cupcakes for St Patrick’s Day Chocolate and Guinness make these cupcakes moist and delicious. Ideal for a Father’s Day gift as well as to…

Recipe: Vegan Chocolate and Avocado Cake

Vegan Chocolate and Avocado Cake This brownie like cake will go well with coffee, hot chocolate and for school fairs etc.  It is converted from …

Bake off is back!

    BBC baking contest The Great British Bake Off is returning in 2016 and the production team are currently looking for the next batch…

Book Review: Teatime in Paris by Jill Colonna

Jill Colonna relocates to Paris and finds a love for all things French, and especially their pastries.  Starting with the forever asked question of “How…