Thank You

Just a quick non recipe post! I was just tidying up the office and found a USB stick by the computer. It was given to me by Delos and Yvette back in February. I’ve just had a quick look through, it is full of family recipes………. I am going to enjoy cooking and eating my…

Love It or Hate It?

Whether we love or hate Marmite, you can’t deny it is one of the most successful marketing campaigns in recent history.  A brand that realises that not everyone is going to like them, in fact some people hate them.  It’s even got to the stage where people refer themselves to Marmite; “You either Love me…

For Friends

Baking for friends is one of the most pleasurable and stressful times! I am working on perfecting flavour combinations for a Chocolate, Ginger, Coffee and walnut cake.  I know, it sounds like a lot of flavours in one cake, but they complement each other so well!  Different layers of sponge, different buttercream flavours, all moulding…

The Cake

No, not the Christmas cake, but the cake that someone has asked me to make for them. Normally I don’t practice a cake, I just wing it, hold my breath and hope for the best. But this cake is different. It’s my first ever cake by request, the flavours were chosen specifically, and it’s for…

A delicious cheesecake

I found recently, in the good food magazine, a great recipe for a frozen cheesecake. I have to admit, seeing the cheesecake on the front page, made me perform an emergency stop with my shopping trolly in Tesco, almost causing a major pile up!! I have to admit, I don’t normally follow recipes. When I…

Soggy Bottoms

It seems I need to work on my meringues. I’m not sure whether its the oven temperature, or my whisking techniques, but they always seem to end up oozing, sticking, and generally having soggy bottoms. I had an idea in my head yesterday of large, piped meringues, lightly dusted with chocolate, huge and fluffy, crisp…