Bread

Tea-soaked Raisin Couronne with Orange Icing

Valentine’s Day may have passed for another year but that doesn’t mean you can’t still show your love. And I love making bread so I thought I’d devise an original recipe for a couronne. A couronne, meaning crown, is a showstopping sweet loaf and I’ve filled mine with tea-soaked dried fruit and topped it with… Continue reading Tea-soaked Raisin Couronne with Orange Icing

Confectionery

White Chocolate Mendiants

I’m continuing my exploration into making confectionery this week by giving you my recipe for the simplest little sweet treat you could imagine, and what’s even better they took me a matter of 10 minutes to make in total. These are my White Chocolate Mendiants.    The great thing about mendiants is that you can… Continue reading White Chocolate Mendiants

Bread, Guest Posts

Guest Post: Christmas Panettone by Paul Roughan

For my next Christmas Guest Post, I've invited Paul from beerandbaking.net to bake something sweet and sticky for the blog. Like myself, Paul is a food blogger and shares his adventures in baking on his blog. I met Paul on Twitter through BakeChat and I've seen many of his fantastic bakes, including a Nutella Star… Continue reading Guest Post: Christmas Panettone by Paul Roughan

Guest Posts

Guest Post: Bûche de Noël by Luca Marchiori

I’ve got another one of my Guest Posts from a fellow food blogger, Luca Marchiori for the 2nd post in my Bumper December. I met Luca on Twitter, as seems to be the case all too often these days, and when he started tweeting these amazing bakes I discovered his blog. Then I had the… Continue reading Guest Post: Bûche de Noël by Luca Marchiori

Cakes, Guest Posts

Guest Post: Ginger and Fudge Cupcakes by Rebecca Herd

Unlike my last guest post, you will not have heard of the author of this guest post. Rebecca Herd is a true foodie like me, as you’ll discover below. I met her on Twitter through Bakechat, a Twitter discussion organised by the 2013 bakers from GBBO in which we, as a baking community, asked (and… Continue reading Guest Post: Ginger and Fudge Cupcakes by Rebecca Herd

Guest Posts, Meat

Guest Post: Brunch Pies by Deborah Manger (of GBBO fame)

Anyone who has watched The Great British Bake Off will know the writer of this guest post. Let’s say that she was heavily involved in ‘Custardgate’ so much so that she even stole the custard. I contacted Deborah Manger, a former contestant on the show, about the possibility of writing a guest post for me… Continue reading Guest Post: Brunch Pies by Deborah Manger (of GBBO fame)

Biscuits

All Butter Almond Cookies

There’s something about the smell of freshly baked biscuits and toasted nuts that makes these biscuits to die for. They are ridiculously simple to make and you’ll be surprised that such a small quantity of dough will make a huge batch of biscuits, so these are great for parties or giving as gifts for friends’… Continue reading All Butter Almond Cookies