Epiphany Baking

Today is what is traditionally regarded as Epiphany, its the 12th day of Christmas, the day the three wise men visited Jesus, the day to take down your Christmas decorations and the day to sadly end the festive season.  And in honour of such a sad day I baked a cake, or rather a Galette …

New Year Desserts

My role in yesterday’s New Years Day lunch was dessert, I have my usuals that I do (I make a mean pain au chocolat ‘bread and butter’ pudding!) but I wanted to try something different. There were 9 of us for dinner, so I decided to make 2, Clementine and Prosecco Jelly and an Apple, …

Festive Goodies

I haven't baked in a while, I have been having withdrawal symptoms to be honest.  But is there any better excuse to bake than Christmas? My parents spent the festive period with us and they do like a sweet treat to have with their endless cups of tea. I decided to try Gingerbread, I’ve never …

Puff Pastry Delights

I had such great plans for this weekend, starting firstly with getting the Christmas shopping kicked off! I had to work Saturday morning, which went on longer than planned, then the weather (which was sunny and windy) took a turn to wet and very windy.  The appeal of trudging around busy, festively decorated shops waned …

Spooky Treats!

This is coming a bit late but I have eventually got round to uploading up photos onto my PC. I had wanted to bake something spooky and festive for Halloween and I also wanted to make a recipe that I found on the blog of Jason White who was on the Great British Bake off, …

Our daily bread

I do love fresh homemade bread and having made some lovely soup I thought what I needed with it was some fresh bread, straight from the oven…and that's exactly what I did! I used a recipe from the latest Great British Bake Off Cook Book for ‘The Perfect White Loaf. It was pretty straightforward to …