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Lovely Hedge Combers Carrot Cake

Posted by on 14:00 in Blog, Cake & Cupcakes, Slices/Bars/Tray Bakes | 8 comments

Lovely Hedge Combers Carrot Cake

My obsession with all things banana is well known, my obsession with peanut butter is also pretty well known but one obsession that is not well know is that, yes I am a carrot cake snob! There I have said it. I’m really picky about carrot cake, I love it and adore it but I’m fussy as anything about it, the amount of times I have had to suffer the injustice of eating a dry, sawdust texture carrot cake is unbelievable. Hence why I now tend to stay away from it in coffee shops as its just never good enough. Don’t get me wrong I have also had...

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Banana Nut Caramel Muffins

Posted by on 13:00 in Blog, Breakfast, Scones/Breads/Muffins | 8 comments

Banana Nut Caramel Muffins

These Banana Nut Caramel Muffins are so good and I love them and I know you will love them too!     Jump to Recipe:   I made these ages ago and because they were so delicious and barely lasted 2 days in my house I never got around to writing a post for these. Then last week I had some overly ripe bananas at home and some more of my salted caramel sauce in the fridge and decided to make them again and actually share the recipe this time.     If you are a banana muffin fan and love salted caramel sauce then seriously you must give these a go,...

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Cola Cupcakes

Posted by on 21:49 in Blog, Cake & Cupcakes | 6 comments

Cola Cupcakes

We all have overflowing book shelves stuffed with cookbooks, I know I do, I don’t know if it’s the shiny covers promising deep secrets of how to cook like Nigella Lawson with as much sass as she does or if it’s the impossibly pretty cupcakes on the covers? But whatever the reason we keep buying them. One of the many I have is ‘Cake Days by the hummingbird bakery’. It’s full of the weird and wonderful recipes that I hope to work my way through one day. One I have been dying to try is their cola cupcakes.   Jump to Recipe:     But for the...

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Skinny Banana and Blueberry muffins

Posted by on 22:11 in Blog, Breakfast, Scones/Breads/Muffins | 4 comments

Skinny Banana and Blueberry muffins

  Jump to Recipe:   Lately I have started a real appreciation for muffins; to be honest I’ve always considered them very much an American breakfast staple and not really a British treat. Though in the last few years they are turning up more and more in the shops, sold as afternoon treats. But I think my real appreciation has come from the several American blogs I read on a regular basis. They are always full of really scrumptious looking muffins and I thought it was time I got on this train!     To be honest I did used to believe they were...

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Fruit Smoothie and Greek Yogurt Ice Lollies

Posted by on 19:59 in Blog, Candy/Sweets | 16 comments

Fruit Smoothie and Greek Yogurt Ice Lollies

After all the chocolate I have indulged in recently, I wanted my next recipe to be light, fruity and healthy and something so easy I didn’t need to break into a sweat to make it. And with the sun shinning it was a no brainer, I wanted a creamy on the go dessert.   Jump to Recipe:     I love ice cream and ice-lollies, they are a great quick and easy desserts or cheeky afternoon treat. But I didn’t want to make anything unhealthy, I was craving sweetness but not the calories!     So I raided my fruit bowl and came up with strawberries, bananas...

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Dense and Rich Chocolate and Coffee Loaf

Posted by on 10:00 in Blog, Cake & Cupcakes, Scones/Breads/Muffins | 14 comments

Dense and Rich Chocolate and Coffee Loaf

For my final cake in my mini chocolate challenge I have decided to fall back on a favourite cookbook of mine. Cake Days by the Hummingbird bakery, I decided to do another loaf cake. I wanted the chocolate to be the main aspect and not buttercream or sprinkles. Don’t worry they will be coming back soon. So this time it is chocolate and coffee loaf, I am a total coffee addict. I drink and eat it as often as I can and coffee and chocolate are well known bedfellows, coffee can really enhance chocolate flavour. Its almost like it deepens it...

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Baked chocolate doughnuts with salted caramel glaze

Posted by on 09:30 in Blog, Scones/Breads/Muffins | 8 comments

Baked chocolate doughnuts with salted caramel glaze

So onto recipe three of my self imposed chocolate-a-thon. I am definitely coming to appreciate the versatility of chocolate in baking and am going to incorporate it a bit more and try to think of ways to use it imaginatively. So onto this week’s chocolaty treat, I originally baked these a while ago but never got around to posting them on the blog and thought they would fit in perfectly with my current chocolate theme. So these oven baked chocolate doughnuts with salted caramel glaze have eventually seen the light of day!   Jump to Recipe:    ...

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Chocolate and banana loaf

Posted by on 12:00 in Blog, Cake & Cupcakes, Scones/Breads/Muffins | 12 comments

Chocolate and banana loaf

Another chocolate recipe for my quest to use chocolate more often in my baking, starting last week with my homemade chocolate syrup and continuing with chocolate and banana loaf. The absolute thing I love about this cake is the fact no one could tell it had banana in it. Now let me explain, I bake with banana’s a lot. At least once a week, they are my favourite fruit and I always have huge bunches in the house and I like to eat them when they are still a bit green.   Jump to recipe:     The minute they are all yellow I don’t like to eat them...

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Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Posted by on 12:00 in Blog, Jams/Sauces/Drinks | 13 comments

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

I have decided to set myself a mini challenge for the next few weeks, to bake using chocolate. A strange thing to say considering its chocolate, but I honestly don’t use it very much. I am very much a fruit or caramel or spice kind of girl, when the dessert trolley comes my way I’ll always look for the fruitiest option, and bypass the chocolate cake all together. So I’m going to explore my chocolate options for the next few weeks and see what I come up with. Don’t get me wrong I do like chocolate very much and enjoy...

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Oaty Crumbles

Posted by on 09:05 in Biscuits/Cookies, Blog, Slices/Bars/Tray Bakes | 13 comments

Oaty Crumbles

  Jump to Recipe: I have been living in Scotland now for around 6 years and to be honest I have still not really gotten used to 2 things, the weather (its just so cold and miserable most of the time) and the food. It’s very much meat, potatoes and a side of vegetables. Being a vegetarian this does not really appeal to me, mince, haggis, scotch / macaroni / bean pies 🙁 as lovely as I’m sure they are they are definitely not for me.     My partner is always on at me to bake bannocks, tattie scones, tablet and a multitude of other Scottish fare....

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