Easy Cheesy Biscuits

It’s no lie that we love cheese in this house. Be it feta, paneer, Stilton, Red Leicester or some Gorwydd Caerphilly there is always some variety in the fridge. I think it would be one of my Desert Island foods. Hubs had a go at making his own cheese press. Many of my pupils have asked if we can … Read more

Cherry Bakewell Fairy Cakes

It is a well know fact that on of my favourite bakes is the humble Bakewell Tart. The sweet almond sponge partnered with the rich raspberry jam is one of my favourite sweet flavour combinations. Of course this elegant tart has been transformed into the more commonly known Cherry Bakewell format thanks to Mr Kipling. There … Read more

Lemon Drizzle Fairy Cakes

To counteract the unsummery weather we’ve had recently I wanted to inject some sun into the kitchen. Lemon is one of my favourite ingredients in both sweet and savoury cooking and decided to play around with my fête fairy cakes recipe. This time I swapped the custard powder for cornflour as I didn’t want the vanilla to … Read more

No Bake Blackcurrant Cheesecake Recipe

Today was the first day in ages where we have had remotely decent weather, so hubbie and I went to the PYO farm to get some raspberries and blackcurrants. Raspberries are my favourite fruit in the world and I could easily eat a punnet to myself. Initially I was a bit stumped as what to … Read more

Blue Ballet Squash Honey Drizzle Cake

The weather people love to get us (well me)excited about the prospect of heavy snow. So this morning woke up excited like a child at Christmas only to pull back the curtains and find the most pathetic sprinkling of snow, which soon disappeared after a heavy downpour. Today is Stir-up-Sunday, the last Sunday before Advent and … Read more

Rabbit 1st Birthday Cake Recipe

How fast has the last year gone? 12 months ago I was welcoming LB to the blog and wondering how on earth us foodie selves would cope with a little one. Well here we are, we survived… Just. Some people take their little ones to a farm or zoo for their first birthday, we took her to a restaurant. … Read more

Chocolate Nutella Spider Biscuits

The end of October brings Halloween and this is the perfect excuse to twist things in the kitchen. It doesn’t need to be complicated. The simple sausage wrapped in thin strips of pastry becomes a mummified sausage; chocolate biscuits blended to a powder make convincing edible dirt to accompany marzipan beetles plus a simple pie baked with a … Read more

Hettie Potter’s Suet-free Mincemeat

It’s official, I now feel Christmassy. First thing this morning we were in Derby for Hubby to do an exam so I took the opportunity to visit the huge new shopping center there and found a fab cook shop, so naturally had to buy a new sieve and silicon pastry brush. I could have spent a great deal … Read more

Christmas Pudding Krispie Cakes

This Christmas is going to be very different for us. Last year was spent it telling our families of the impending arrival of Little Baker (LB) by giving the future grandparents this book and counting the seconds before the penny dropped and tear/squeals started. This year 5-month-old LB will be joining us at the dinner table, not … Read more

Mini Egg Tiffin

I can’t believe how fast this week has gone. I’m already half the way through my Easter hols. It’s now Good Friday and our Easter tree has been up for about a week. I was first introduced to Easter trees 20 years ago in Germany and decided I wanted one in our house this year. … Read more

Hey Duggee Stick Badge Biscuits Recipe

Anyone who has had a child in the last seven years in the UK will have heard of the genius CBeebies show Hey Duggee. It’s one of those rare kids programmes that is written with the grown-ups in mind too. The tadpoles that go on a Gap Yaaar, subtle cultural/film references and the infamous Stick … Read more