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 →

Lamb Dhansak

The other evening Stuart and I caught a bit of Mary Berry Cooks in which she was whipping up a very tasty looking Lamb Dhansak.  Curries are something we like to eat but don't cook enough off at home, so we thought we would give Mary's Dhansak a try.  A Dhansak is usually a mild... Continue Reading →

Chocolate Profiteroles

I do love Profiteroles and I haven’t had them or made them in a while, which is why I thought I’d have a go for my friends Strawberry Afternoon Tea.  Choux Pastry can be a bit fiddly at times, but so tasty when you get it right!  I used a Mary Berry recipe for this,... Continue Reading →

When Life Gives You Lemons…

…Make Lemon Tart!  This afternoon Stuart and I went round to a friend’s house for some lunch and with me I took this tangy zesty Tart Au Citron from the Queen of Baking - Mary Berry. Tarte Au Citron (al la Mary Berry) IngredientsFor the pastry175g/6oz plain flour100g/3½oz cold butter, cut into small cubes25g/1oz icing... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Mary Berry’s Banana Loaf

I always buy too many bananas with the intention of being healthy and eating them all, the good intention lasts about 36 hours and then I can’t be bothered with them.  So what do you do when you have old bananas in your fruit bowl? Bake a Banana Loaf of course! In times of baking... Continue Reading →

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