Desserts

Jam tarts by a 3 year-old

Jam tarts by a 3 year-old

After the Jubilee bank holiday we’re all feeling a bit worse for wear… James acquired a bad back (from doing what I do not know!), I’m more tired than ever, and Ashleigh had been going to bed late every single night. So on a whim […]

Jubilee Baking (and Iron Cupcake Royal Icing!!)

Jubilee Baking (and Iron Cupcake Royal Icing!!)

Ok, I lied, I didn’t actually do any baking. The cupcake itself was kindly given to me by the lovely Ashleigh’s childminder Jeanette, all we had to do was to decorate it. And it is for his nursery’s Jubilee celebration tomorrow. For some reasons most […]

Mini Lemon Cupcakes

Mini Lemon Cupcakes

I’m normally a bit put off by a normal size cupcake, they’re just… a bit too big. I like the size of a fairy cake, but I prefer the shape of a straight edged cake, that’s why when I spotted the mini cupcake tins I […]

Breakfast muffins with Apricot, Prunes and Raisins

Breakfast muffins with Apricot, Prunes and Raisins

For some reasons I bought a tub of prunes in the cupboard, and it’s been sitting there since forever. I think it’s for a recipe with pork chops…not sure. Anyway J was watching the England match last night, so I thought I’d make something instead […]

Traditional Chinese New Year Cake (Nin go)

Traditional Chinese New Year Cake (Nin go)

This is THE signature Chinese New Year treat, at least for people from Hong Kong anyway. It’s called Nin Go, Nin means Year and Go means cake, so literally Year Cake. Nothing reminds me of home more than the smell of steaming nin go wafting […]

Lemon Meringue Pie – Great British Bake Off Rambling II

Lemon Meringue Pie – Great British Bake Off Rambling II

Following last week’s not so snappy brandy snaps, I then set myself up for the challenge of pies. Not quite confident enough to do the pork pie and always one to go for the easy one, I thought hey, how hard can a lemon meringue […]

Butterless Chocolate Brownies

Butterless Chocolate Brownies

Nothing beats a proper, dense and chocolaty brownie, however I do have a figure to keep (snigger)… I think I can do with a relatively low(er) fat brownie recipe. This recipe is taken from BBC Good Food website and it’s by Angela Nilsen. It contains […]

Brandy Snaps – Great British Bake Off rambling

Brandy Snaps – Great British Bake Off rambling

Great British Bake Off has returned for a second series, and I can’t help but feel the stress of it all. It saddens me a little bit that everything has to be a competition these days. Baking (Great British Bake Off), Cooking (Masterchef), comedies (Show […]

Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday

My Silent Sunday – 21st Aug 2011

Baking with Ashleigh – Lemon cupcakes

Baking with Ashleigh – Lemon cupcakes

Ashleigh’s been helping out in the kitchen for ages now, although his main job is still passing ingredients and stirring, he certainly stepped up and started demanding certain dishes to be cooked. (mostly chocolate cake and pancake…) Today we made some very simple lemon cupcakes. […]