Bread

Brown Sugar Milk Bread

This bread is inspired by a loaf of bread I saw when I was walking around some of the markets in London on a day out by myself. There’s something about having a day to yourself as you wander the streets on London hopping from different underground station to station and from line to line.… Continue reading Brown Sugar Milk Bread

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Cakes

Intensely Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cupcakes

My best friend recently celebrated his 18th birthday and I came up with this recipe for these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes. Having read quite a few cookbooks in my time, most peanut butter recipes always seem to end up using 2 jars of peanut butter and whilst it tastes brilliant, it can be quite rich… Continue reading Intensely Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Cakes

Ultimate Lemon Drizzle Traybake

I have a lot of favourite cakes but my Ultimate Lemon Drizzle Cake has to be up in the top 5. A sweet and sticky lemon sponge with a crunchy sugary topping, it is an absolute classic! This recipe is slightly revamped and has been tested 4 times and it’s come out perfect every single… Continue reading Ultimate Lemon Drizzle Traybake

Cakes

Banana and Dark Chocolate Chunk Loaf Cake

Take those blackened overripe bananas and make this delicious Banana and Chocolate Chunk Loaf. Banana cakes are so simple to make and everyone seems to love them. They make use of those bananas you didn’t think could be eaten and are a great way to get your children in the kitchen. Whilst I’ve used chocolate… Continue reading Banana and Dark Chocolate Chunk Loaf Cake

TV Show Reviews

My Thoughts on Bread Week

Bread Week was the best in Bake Off history; better than 8-strand plait in Series Three and even better than Paul the Psychic Octopus tribute loaf in Series Four. This week had one of the best Signatures by the cast and the single most impressive showstopper EVER. Let’s start with the (for me) controversial Signature… Continue reading My Thoughts on Bread Week

Bread

GBBO Bread Week Challenge 3: Quick Chocolate Dough-Knots

The quick bread challenge is a fun one and I should expect it may encourage many at home to try their hand at bread making. The first thing I thought about was soda bread but I wanted to try something different, a sweet bread. I wracked my brain and came up with these Quick Chocolate… Continue reading GBBO Bread Week Challenge 3: Quick Chocolate Dough-Knots

Biscuits

GBBO Biscuit Week Challenge 2: Chocolate and Nut Biscotti

Biscotti are these dry twice-baked Italian biscuits, in fact the name itself originates from a word meaning “twice cooked/baked”. You’ll often see biscotti in coffee shops alongside an espresso or even as a dessert with vin santo, a Tuscan fortified wine. Some recipes for biscotti will make a very firm dough but this recipe is… Continue reading GBBO Biscuit Week Challenge 2: Chocolate and Nut Biscotti