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gluten free chocolate cake

Flourless chocolate cake

In Cakes and Bakes On March 18, 2014 6 Comments

I get asked an awful lot about gluten free baking and when I explain that I’m really not very experienced in that department I usually get the reply… Read More »

bakewell cupcakes

Cherry Bakewell inspired cupcakes

In Cakes and Bakes On January 7, 2014 8 Comments

I’m not immune to the desire to diet in January, but I have always been someone who baulks at following the crowd. So in single years gone by… Read More »

love cupcakes

Love cupcakes

In Cakes and Bakes On January 21, 2013 4 Comments

What does love feel like? When I was 15 and fell in love for the first time with a thud and a clang it made me feel sky… Read More »

fruit cake with brandy butter icing slice

Fruit loaf with brandy butter icing

In Cakes and Bakes, Christmas On November 22, 2012 4 Comments

A Christmassy cake that doesn’t make your teeth itch from fondant icing, or break them with fondant’s posh Royal sister. An honest fruit loaf, flecked with toasted almonds,… Read More »

lemon and almond breakfast rolls

Lemon and almond breakfast rolls

In Breads, Cakes and Bakes On June 11, 2012 22 Comments

Once when I was 3 I walked into a coffee table. Instead of crying and running for a cuddle I hit the table. I think that says a… Read More »

apostles scone loaf

Easter apostles scone loaf

In Cakes and Bakes, Easter, Snacks On March 30, 2012 1,302 Comments

There are some things that look better when left to the experts. Haircuts for a start, unless you’re very talented, are best left to people who are well… Read More »

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Mini Simnel cupcakes

In Cakes and Bakes, Easter, Other On March 26, 2012 24 Comments

On the whole miniature versions of things don’t do it for me. Half pints. Funsize chocolate. Express massages. Minibreaks. Happy Meals. However, when it comes to cupcake versions of large… Read More »

mars bar cupcakes

Mars chocolate cupcakes

In Cakes and Bakes On March 20, 2012 831 Comments

I almost didn’t bake my own Mother a cake for her birthday. How bad is that? I bake cakes almost every day but after tasting 90 varieties of… Read More »

Christmas scones

Christmas scones for the Good Food Show

In Cakes and Bakes, Christmas On November 23, 2011 762 Comments

Do you make words up? I do. I call my eldest son ‘Choppington’ and my youngest son ‘Mick-Mack-Moo’ and they crawl about together at bath time doing something… Read More »

christmas bakewell

An alternative to mince pies: Father Christmas’ Bakewell tart

In Christmas, Tarts and Pies On October 3, 2011 49 Comments

I was a late developer on a few fronts. I didn’t kiss a boy until about a year after all my friends. I was terrified of kissing boys…. Read More »