Apricot And Cranberry Granola Bars
Friday 21st January was National Granola Bar Day according to MyLegoMan #MostlyFoodieDaysOf calendar. I love Granola Bars, even though they can be deceptively calorific. I try my hardest not to make or eat them too much, but occasionally the temptation is too much. On Thursday afternoon I was asked to make some Granola Bars so…
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…
Amazing Cakes #4: Carrot and Apple Cake
I can’t resist a good carrot cake. Neither can the rest of my family and whenever I make carrot cake it disappears very quickly. Last Saturday afternoon I hadn’t planned on doing any baking. But I had done all the housework, been food shopping and came home having bought another bag of carrots. I couldn’t…
Suet-Free Mincemeat- How To Be A Domestic Goddess.
Until about five years ago I could never be bothered to make my own mincemeat. Why go to all that trouble when you can buy it readymade in jars? It was when my late mother in law told me that making your own mincemeat was so easy, that I thought I might as well give…
The Great British Bake Off Christmas- Rudolph’s Carrot Cake.
Wednesday December 6th 2017. I love a good carrot cake. This version from The Great British Bake Off Christmas book has a special twist to it in that it’s decorated with a reindeer red nose and antlers on the top of it. Although my children are too old for the leaving goodies out for Santa…
The Great British Bake Off Christmas- Mary Berry’s Classic Christmas Cake.
Sunday December 3rd, 2017. Since I gave up baking professionally to concentrate on the day job full time, I’ve had less time to spend on baking things like Christmas cakes. Mr Smartcookiesam says to me every year that I should just go and buy a small one from Marks and Spencer but to me part…
Chocolate Marbled Energy Bars from Delia’s Cakes.
In my monthly challenge “Cooking The Books“, where I choose a favourite baking book and bake one recipe from each chapter throughout that month, I thought I would have no problem at all in choosing a recipe from the Chocolate chapter. After all I am a total chocolholic! This month’s turn is to bake…
Cut and Come Again Cake from Mary Berry’s Baking Bible.
Last week I had to take a few bakes along to my local WI meeting to serve up at suppertime. We take it in turns in groups of three. Usually we liaise between one another and make or buy a selection of savoury and sweet items to take along to share with all the other…