I have a little bit of news! After we lost our last boxer in the summer (beautiful Sam of course, pictured below), my parents made the decision to not get another dog. About two months on, they agreed to consider the possibility of getting a new dog in a year or so. A few months… Read More Woodruff Jazz
I absolutely loved LEGO as a child; my brothers had accumulated so much of it that by the time I was born, I could build metropolises! Maybe that’s why I grew to love Sim City so much! But mostly I just built zoos, and the occasional race track when my oldest brother was involved. I now… Read More LEGO at Easter Time
The name of this pie is enough to make you want to dive into it. When you do in fact do this, the taste is like all of your favourite sweet comfort foods combined in to one! I love this pie. It is from Hummingbird Bakery’s Home Sweet Home again, but I changed the finishing… Read More Candy Bar Pie!
Essays, essays and more essays! The lecturers are being particularly hard on us all this semester. Still, I always make time for cake. I have a new problem though – it is the absolute ease with which I can buy cake books on my Kindle at nearly half the shop price. So. My latest favourite… Read More S’more Brownies – S’more please!
Every year as a Mother’s Day tradition, my brother comes round to my parents’ house and makes us all a continental breakfast! This morning, my Mum made some breakfast muffins, based on a sour cream cake in the Barefoot Contessa cookbook I bought her for Mother’s Day, to go with the breakfast. I had a… Read More Mum’s Breakfast Muffins!
I brought some cakes home from my favourite bakery in Edinburgh a few weeks ago, and my Mum absolutely loved the mint chocolate cake. So, I decided for an extra little Mother’s Day treat, to make my Mum and mint chocolate Mother’s Day cake! My Mum loved it! Happy Baking! Eve x
Not so long ago I was raking through my Mum’s cookery book cupboard, and I came across an old, unassuming book. It was very plain on the outside, and definitely an aged book. I never really gave it a second thought until the next time I stumbled across it, and I decided to look inside:… Read More My Great-Grandmother, Chocolatier and Pantry Queen
I have wanted to bake a rainbow cake for such a long time, but have never gotten around to doing it. Well today I finally did it! I thought it was going to be really stressful and rushed trying to get tin after tin of different coloured cake into the oven, but it was actually… Read More Somewhere Over the Rainbow…at last!
When I was little, I had several favourite cakes. One was my Mum’s butterfly cakes, another was birthday cake. But today I went back to a different one of my favourite cakes – the krispie cake! Possibly one of the easiest cakes that you can make almost instantly, and the krispie cake is so yummy.… Read More Nostalgic Goodness!
Today has been such a nice Sunday! I baked with my Mum for the first time in ages this morning, which was really fun. We made a pear and ginger loaf (with a bit less ginger since I really don’t like it!). Also, if you are guilty of licking the bowl before washing up… Read More Pear and Ginger Loaf