Marzipan, cherry and almond Cake: National Marzipan Day
Today is National Marzipan Day! To be honest, although I love marzipan, I only bake with it at Christmas, Easter and for traditional fruit cakes. I never bother with it at other times of the year. I see it as something you use for special occasions. Even if it isn’t used as a layer for…
Sticky Toffee Pudding- #100bakes
This is my go-to dessert recipe for New Year’s Day or for a winter family Sunday lunch
Amazing Cakes #31: Apple, Maple and Walnut Streusel Cake
October 17th 2021. It’s been over a year since I set myself the challenge of working my way through the bakes in The Great British Bake Off Book Of Amazing Cakes. I’ve only managed about half of the recipes and it’s getting to the stage where there are some bakes that I might not be…
A Bake For All Seasons #3: Banana and Peanut Butter Loaf.
Sunday October 10th 2021 I wanted to bake a cake for Sunday afternoon. I had been away for some of the weekend and we weren’t having a full blown Sunday roast but Mr S was going to cook his special steak with new potatoes and salad. I’ve been suffering a bit with my mental health…
A Bake For All Seasons #1: Blackberry and Apple Crumble Cake.
3rd October 2021 As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not that much of an Autumn/ Winter persion. Mainly because I don’t like it being dark early and getting up in the dark. Not to mention the lack of sun. But having said that, there are positives to this time of year- it’s Bake Off Season! The…
Amazing Cakes #29: Fondant Fancies
When you hear the name Fondant Fancies you immediately think of Mr Kipling’s yellow, chocolate and pink creations. Or if you live in Yorkshire like me, you might have even tasted the delectable version which Betty’s creates. I must admit I find Fondant Fancies too sweet and sickly, even though I’ve got a sweet tooth.…