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Making a Semi-Naked Cake (without measuring any ingredients)

Baking is a science. It’s the process of combining exact quantities of ingredients in a certain way to undergo chemical reactions in the oven. A slight deviation in the quantity of ingredients could drastically alter the outcome of your bake. But is it possible to make a cake without weighing or measuring a single ingredient?… Continue reading Making a Semi-Naked Cake (without measuring any ingredients)


Dark Chocolate and Strawberry Mini Rolls

Last night we watched the first episode of The Great British Bake Off on Channel 4 with Sandi Toksvig, Noel Fielding and Prue Leith. Prue set her first Technical Challenge of the series and did she choose a cracker (not literally a cracker, it was Cake Week after all)! She chose the kids party favourite,… Continue reading Dark Chocolate and Strawberry Mini Rolls


Cherry Bakewell Victoria Sponge: #GBBOTwitterBakeAlong

The second pre-bake theme for #GBBOTwitterBakeAlong was Victoria Sponge. Never one to stick to the classic, I chose to use Cherry Bakewell icing sugar by Sugar and Crumbs to help me create this sponge. I have reviewed Sugar and Crumbs before and I loved their high quality products which are also naturally flavoured. You can find… Continue reading Cherry Bakewell Victoria Sponge: #GBBOTwitterBakeAlong


Cornflake and Almond Tart

I managed to get myself, somehow, hired to make a couple of new twists on some old classic desserts. I took the opportunity to widen my baking repertoire and delve into the world of 1980s school dinner desserts. I came across a cornflake tart which I’d never heard of before. As I read the recipe,… Continue reading Cornflake and Almond Tart