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…

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…

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…

Old Melrose Tea Room

A little jaunt to Melrose the other weekend seen us take a break from the wild weather in the warm and cosy sanctuary of the Old Melrose Tea Room.  Situated just off the A68 Southbound, on the Ravenswood Estate, the Old Melrose Tea Room is a little cottage sat in a courtyard with other old…

Valentine Piñata Cake

I’ve been pinning on Pinterest Piñata Cakes for a while, but never seem to have the right occasion to make one, until I seen this Conversation Heart Piñata Cake for Valentines Day.  I have loads of Conversation Hearts left over from wedding cupcakes I did a while ago, so thought I could use them up…

The Secret Herb Garden

Up on Old Pentland Road, Midlothian near the Ski Slope you will find the Secret Herb Garden.  For the last few weeks I’ve been following the progress updates on Twitter of this new venture and was keen to pay it a visit! The Secret Herb Garden opened its doors to the public on the 1st…

Whisky Mac Ginger Cake

Whisky is something that I didn’t used to like. But with a husband who loves the stuff I have managed to try enough over the years that I actually do like it now! And a cocktail I do sometimes enjoy is the Whisky Mac, combining Whisky with Ginger, another favourite flavour of mine! So when…

Mary Berry's Coffee and Walnut Cake

A couple of weekends ago the theme for the Sunday Baking Club was Retro  Bakes.  The easy option would have been a Victoria Sponge, however I went for the second easiest option – Coffee and Walnut Cake! A favourite of my mums and mine when I was growing up.  I chose this recipe from Mary…

Cornish Capers

I love Cornwall, I used to go down there as a kid in the summers playing on the beach, visiting family, it was great and I had hoped that it wouldn’t have changed. And it hadn’t. The next stop on our little road trip was Padstow. We camped here. I was dubious, but it turned…

Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake

Today I needed cake. We didn’t have any, so there was only one thing for it, to make some.  I fancied something zesty and fresh, and this Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake sprung to mind.  I used to make a lot a few years back, but kind of got out of the way of it….