My Nans Old Fashioned  Banana Cake
Mar03

My Nans Old Fashioned Banana Cake

My Nan’s Banana Cake Banana in any form of cake, loaf, biscuit, cupcake or just plain fruit, reminds me of my Nan’s banana cake. It can instantly transport me back to my childhood when we would go around her house as kids and be treated to a slice for afternoon tea. Jump to Recipe: Yes I know that sounds very old fashioned but my Nan is 92 years old and afternoon tea was a big thing for her generation. My mum followed her...

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Homemade Peppermint Creams
Feb28

Homemade Peppermint Creams

Homemade Peppermint Creams Why buy after dinner mints when you can impress your dinner guest by presenting them a plate of homemade Peppermint Creams instead. Much more impressive! And lets all be honest if we are hosting a dinner party we all want to show off a little and these homemade peppermint creams will help. Jump to Recipe: Are you are looking for a recipe that is so easy that you can get the kids involved with it in the...

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Hairy Bikers Amsterdam Caramel cookies
Feb24

Hairy Bikers Amsterdam Caramel cookies

Amsterdam Caramel Cookies by the Hairy Bikers   I am not the world’s biggest cookie fan, but my partner loves them so occasionally I’ll forgo the girly cupcakes and bake something more for him. We both really enjoyed the BBC TV series The Hairy Bikers Bakcation, and bless him he bought the book for me the moment it came out. Its a seriously good read with some cracking ideas in it. If you fancy a bit of a bake-a-thon with stuff...

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Homemade Vanilla and Yellow Plum Jam
Feb24

Homemade Vanilla and Yellow Plum Jam

So why Vanilla and Yellow Plum Jam?   Simple, whenever I have the chance I like to make my own jam and this Vanilla and Yellow Plum Jam is awesome 😉 I think its because my mum always made her own jam that I enjoy having it at home now, many a summer in our childhood my mum would take my sister and I fruit picking, at first we would complain but the home made cakes and jams soon made up for it. I have nothing against shop bought jams I...

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Delicious Homemade Salted Vanilla Bean Caramels
Feb24

Delicious Homemade Salted Vanilla Bean Caramels

My first attempt at salted vanilla bean caramels!   I had never made caramels before let alone salted vanilla bean caramels. Don’t get me wrong it’s always my first choice when the chocolate box is passed my way but the thought of making them never really crossed my mind. Until I spotted these salted vanilla bean caramels on one of my favorite baking blogs Confections of a Foodie Bride and I just had to try them, at least...

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Mums Homemade Cheese Scones
Feb23

Mums Homemade Cheese Scones

Everyone is the same when it comes to their mum’s cooking, and its no different for me. Especially when it comes to these scones which I have affectionately called Mums Homemade Cheese Scones. Its true what they say, mums truly know best. I think it has to do with going back home and being looked after by someone who knows exactly what you want and how you like it.   Jump to Recipe:   My job recently took me back to my hometown for a...

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Lets Begin With Lovely Malted Chocolate Cupcakes
Feb22

Lets Begin With Lovely Malted Chocolate Cupcakes

For my first post I had to think carefully about what I wanted to post. With much internal debating I decided to go for these Lovely Malted Chocolate Cupcakes. A quick and simple cake to make with an indulgent chocolate topping, what’s not to love?   Jump to Recipe:   I don’t need much of an excuse to bake a cupcakes, the flimsiest of excuses will do. The neighbor is getting a new cat, snow has fallen for the first time in the year,...

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