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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Elderflower Bundt Cake

I spotted this pretty Elderflower Bundt cake on Pinterest a while back, and I eventually found the right time to make it.  It was probably not the best time seasonally for the flowers on top, but I made do with some rose petals and blueberries.  I think nearer the summer the roses will give off... Continue Reading →

Hot Cross Buns

Continuing my Easter Baking I just had to make Hot Cross Buns, the Easter holiday is not complete without them!  I decided this time to use a Paul Hollywood recipe, having made a bread recipe of his a while back and it turned out really well, so I was confident these too would be pretty... Continue Reading →

Simnel Cherry Tart

While looking for some Easter themed baking inspiration I came across a recipe on the BBC Good Food website for a Simnel Cherry Tart.  Simnel Cake is a traditional Easter cake; a light fruit cake topped with toasted marzipan, it’s something that I have never made, basically because its a big cake for two people!... Continue Reading →

Pineapple & Coconut Spring Rolls

Inspired by Chinese New Year and the fact I had a pineapple, I decided to try and make some spring rolls. I usually shy away from making things deep fried, because I don’t have a fryer and I don’t like using a pot of hot oil instead, however after the success of the Haggis Pakora,... Continue Reading →

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