Challah Bread

One of my favourite types of bread to bake is Challah Bread, a sweet enriched bread which is soft and great to toast or to eat on it own, either way slathered in butter is mandatory! Patience of course is always required in bread making, but in this case it definitely pays off. One thing…

Boozy Raspberry Ice Cream Cake

A quick and easy dessert I often turn to is Nigella’s Passion Fruit Ice Cream Cake, a few ingredients, quick to make and a delicious after dinner treat. I decided to take her basic recipe and use it to make a Raspberry version, given the abundance of raspberries I had and also a cheeky bottle…

Pasca, Romanian Easter Cheesecake

I was supposed to be in Bucharest over the Easter weekend, but this little issue of a pandemic put paid to that. Now, don’t get me wrong whilst sad about it, I would rather be safe and well at home, there will be other times to visit! To add salt to the wound, this months…

Mary Berry’s Lemon Cake

Mary Berry really is the go to baker when you just want cake and you want it to be easy to make, and that’s exactly what this tangy tasty lemon cake is. This is taken from Mary’s Baking Bible, the sacred book of cakes! However, I did a different topping as I fancied a thicker…

Fluffy Sourdough Pancakes

We are on lockdown and I have got sucked into the trend of making my own sourdough starter, I’m easily lead what can I say! However, I am not a fan of discarding so much starter each time you feed it. I found a Sourdough Starter recipe that does not require you to discard until…

Southern Comfort Ice Cream Bread

I had read somewhere ages ago about a recipe for bread which involved only two ingredients – flour and ice-cream!  This intrigued me, how could this work? Curiosity got the better of me and I thought I would give it a go.  I didn’t want to make a plain bread – naturally, so I did…

Orange Blossom Oolong Shortbread

Last week on the Great British Bake Off it was Biscuit week, and Earl Grey seemed to be the flavour du jour.  I love my teas, but I’ve never really been a fan of Earl Grey.  I liked the idea of a tea based shortbread and came up with the idea of using Orange Blossom…

Cherry Madeira Cake

You would really have to be living in a cave not to know that the Great British Bake Off is back on our screens. Wednesday nights now revolve around that 8pm slot when we all watch 12 keen bakers bake it out in a tent and try not to get kicked out.  This week the…

Strawberry & Basil Scones

After a very successful trip to Craigies Farm to ‘Pick My Own’, I decided to use some of my haul of Strawberries to make some Strawberry and Basil Scones. I’m not really sure where I got this combination from but strange as it sounds; it actually works! Basil is a herb that goes really quite…

Fifteens Cheesecake

Its no secret I love Fifteens, I have made them before on the blog and I will find any excuse to whip up a batch.  I am also a big cheesecake fan, and it came to me one day, why not combine them both and make my idea of an ultimate dessert!  The base of…