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Salted Caramel Sauce

Posted by on 15:32 in Blog, Jams/Sauces/Drinks | 12 comments

Salted Caramel Sauce

Now I know this is everywhere on the Internet at the moment and there are 101 different recipes out there but I have done you the good dead of testing a bunch of them out to find not only the best one but also an easy one to make.                 Some were so complicated; I couldn’t even be bothered to give them a go. Now I love a challenge but I don’t want to have to work really hard for my treats and in return I don’t want you to have to work too hard either. I wanted salted caramel sauce and I wanted now! And I wanted one that was soft all...

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Strawberry and Vanilla Coffee Shop Style Muffins

Posted by on 00:43 in Blog, Breakfast, Scones/Breads/Muffins | 32 comments

Strawberry and Vanilla Coffee Shop Style Muffins

Is there anything better than a coffee shop muffin? The huge dome that begs to be ripped off and devoured is just irresistible, the rest, we could take or leave to be honest with ourselves. Hence why I decided to try and crack coffee shop muffins at home. I had some left over strawberries and I just adore vanilla, those little black seeds running though a cake are just lovely. So I came up with strawberry and vanilla coffee shop style muffins. Now I can’t lie Sally’s Sparkling Jumbo Blueberry Muffins heavily influenced this recipe, over at...

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Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Posted by on 16:40 in Blog, Cake & Cupcakes | 50 comments

Peanut Butter Cupcakes

For many years I have been on the hunt for the perfect peanut butter cupcakes. I adore peanut butter and will eat it with almost anything and quite happily on its own straight from the jar with a spoon. Crunchy or smooth either will do and strangely I am very partial to banana and peanut butter sandwiches… mmm peanut butter and banana, now that could work in a cake! But back to the subject at hand of peanut butter cupcakes, I’ve tried many recipes before and I have always found them to be too dense or too dry. And after a day they are almost...

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Chocolate Mousse

Posted by on 16:41 in Blog, Dessert | 18 comments

Chocolate Mousse

I love this dessert; strangely I am not a huge fan of chocolate desserts. Any other time of the day, yep that’s fine I’m well up for that but I find chocolate dessert after a meal just too filling but this chocolate mousse is the exception. It’s light and fluffy and just rich enough to feel like you are being a bit naughty by having dessert but light enough that you aren’t desperately trying to loosen your clothing while hoping no one notices. To try and keep the calories down, I served it with a dollop of Greek style lemon yogurt. Lemon I...

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Lemon Curd

Posted by on 11:51 in Blog, Jams/Sauces/Drinks | 7 comments

Lemon Curd

Homemade Lemon Curd A little something that’s easy to whip up to beat those post Easter blues, homemade lemon curd. There is something so lovely about the flavour of lemon, its zingy and fresh and goes almost perfectly with anything, sweet or savoury. I had an abundance of lemons the other day and had to think what to do with them. My partner was due home from sea and one of his favourite things is lemon curd. He buys it by the bucket load and piles it high up on everything from toast to oatcakes. So as a small surprise for him, I decided to...

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The Liebster Award

Posted by on 21:55 in Blog, Non Recipe Posts | 16 comments

The Liebster Award

At first when I got this nomination for the Liebster award I was a little baffled, I had only been blogging for such a short time, what was all this about? After a little time spent on google I realised it’s just a fun way to share some information with fellow bloggers and share a little of the blog love around so I thought why not. If nothing else it helps others discover new and exciting blogs and maybe some new readers and followers for others. So I must say a big thank you to Gemma from and gee said for nominating me, it was very sweet of...

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Chocolate and Beetroot Cupcakes

Posted by on 11:13 in Blog, Cake & Cupcakes | 14 comments

Chocolate and Beetroot Cupcakes

There is just something so yummy about chocolate and beetroot when it is in a cake. Now I know for many this is going to sound, well frankly a bit weird but it really does work. And these Chocolate and Beetroot Cupcakes will prove that. There are stories about this being one of the original ways that the red velvet cake was made, as the beetroot does give the cake a lovely purplish reddish hue. True or not, I do not know.   But what is true is that the beetroot lends a wonderful deepness to this cake. It helps keep it moist and gives it a...

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Easy Chocolate Eclairs

Posted by on 15:44 in Blog, Dessert | 2 comments

Easy Chocolate Eclairs

The perfect afternoon treat Chocolate Eclairs, Is there anything better in life then a mid afternoon indulgent snack that you know you shouldn’t be eating but you just can’t resist? I didn’t think so; after all lets face it we are all sweet addicts here. A few days ago I had a surplus of cream and was looking for ideas of what to do with it, I hate the idea of food waste, especially something as yummy as cream. My sister came up with the idea of making Chocolate Eclairs.   Now I’m up for most things but I hadn’t made choux pastry before so I...

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Millionaires Cheesecake

Posted by on 19:04 in Blog, Cake & Cupcakes, Dessert | 6 comments

Millionaires Cheesecake

This is a no bake Millionaires Cheesecake – Perfect for the weekend! I decided I needed a decedent dessert as the snow has started falling again in Scotland. Something to curl up in front of the fire with and enjoy all the day’s calories in one happy go, not necessarily the healthiest way to go but a happy one none the less. In Scotland I have noticed millionaires shortcake is really popular, I can see why it’s delicious, all that caramel and chocolate is always going to make this a snack worth having. But I wanted something more...

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Buttermilk Cupcakes with a Chocolate Butterfly Decoration

Posted by on 15:23 in Blog, Cake & Cupcakes | 8 comments

Buttermilk Cupcakes with a Chocolate Butterfly Decoration

  I recently had a birthday I needed to cater for and as much as I love baking and decorating cakes for myself I always find it a little scary doing them for someone else, because you really need to take into account their tastes, and not just what you fancy baking for yourself!   The birthday girl in question can be very girly at times and absolutely loves butterflies so I wanted to do something that incorporated them. Usually I will do something with sugar paste but I wanted something a little bit more homemade and a bit more indulgent....

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