The Great British Bake Off Bake Along 2019: Week 6 – Desserts

After everyone recovered from the week 5 double elimination of Helena and Michelle, we went into Dessert week feeling a bit more positive with the promise of seeing the bakers create some delectable delights! For the signature, they made layered meringue cakes! Meringue layered with lashings of whipped cream and fresh fruit is my idea […]

The Great British Bake Off Bake Along 2019: Week 5 – The Roaring Twenties

Well….week 5 of the Bake Off was a pretty controversial episode! But more about that after little re-cap of this weeks challenges! For the Signature bake; we saw the contestants create an array of decorated custard pies! I loved Davids Flapper Girl tarts, so neat and creative! Helena created hers in her signature spooky style […]

The Great British Bake Off Bake Along 2019: Week 4 – Dairy

Week four of The Great British Bake off was the first ever Dairy Week! I was intrigued by what they might create, thinking along the lines of cheesecakes or maybe going down a more savoury route with something involving cheese or a quiche! There wasn’t a cheesecake in sight though (which was slightly disappointing). We […]

Chocolate Strawberry Mini Loaf Cakes

This month,I’ve been making the most of seasonal berries, particularly strawberries & raspberries! I also had a cake creation to make for a Birthday last week which was decorated using fresh strawberry purée in the filling and frosting…delicious! I also had some leftover chocolate cake batter (yay), so decided to make use of some little […]

The Great British Bake Off Bake Along 2019: Week 3 – Bread

Week three of The Great British Bake Off was bread week. We saw the bakers make a tear a share loaf with a flavour and filling for the signature bake; there were some delicious sounding flavours and some with cheese! (You can never go wrong with a bread and cheese combo!) For the Technical Challenge, […]

The Great British Bake Off Bake Along 2019: Week 2 – Biscuits

Week two of the Great British Bake off was Biscuit week! I love biscuits, so was really looking forward to seeing what the bakers were going to rustle up for the three challenges! For the signature; they made chocolate covered biscuit bars. This was very challenging for some of the bakers, especially when there were […]

The Great British Bake Off Bake Along 2019: Week 1 – Cakes

The Great British Bake Off is back! So naturally, I’m taking part in the GBBO Bake Along again this year 🙂 Week One was cake week, so we saw the bakers faced with a fruity signature challenge, where they created decorated fruit cakes. For the technical challenge they made three layer angel cake slices consisting […]

Chunky Chocolate Cookies Recipe

This week I was craving Ben’s Cookies…but with no branch local to me, I had to resort to experimenting in the kitchen and bake some myself! I first discovered Ben’s Cookies when we visited Edinburgh a few years ago for our mini-moon, the week after we got married (it’s actually our 5th wedding anniversary this […]

Zillionaire Brownies

Chocolate brownies have to be one of my favourite treats to bake as they are so versatile! You can bake them plain or add chocolate chips, nuts or cherries. They are perfect served warm with a scoop of Cornish vanilla ice cream for dessert and are also delicious if you add toppings before slicing into […]

Mini Egg Rock Cakes

Rock cakes are among the first cakes I baked. A very traditional bake that is considered rather old fashioned yet so easy to make! I recently found out on Twitter that quite a few people didn’t even know what a rock cake is! It’s pretty much a hybrid of a scone and a butter cake. […]