Biscuits

Coffee and Vanilla Striped Biscuits: #GBBOTwitterBakeAlong

With the seventh series of The Great British Bake Off back on our screens on August 24th, Jackie (aka The Baking Nanna) and Robert (aka @Rob_C_Allen) are running the #GBBOTwitterBakeAlong where we all bake to a theme. This week it's a biscuit pre-bake and there have been over 100 entries in just 5 days! Here… Continue reading Coffee and Vanilla Striped Biscuits: #GBBOTwitterBakeAlong

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Confectionery

Polka Dot and Striped Meringues

Meringues are so simple to make yourself and are a great way to use any egg whites you’ve got leftover from making a custard or something which uses just egg yolks. You can be incredibly playful with meringues, they are a blank canvas and can be piped, shaped and decorated in any way you want… Continue reading Polka Dot and Striped Meringues

Cakes, Desserts

GBBO Dessert Week Challenge 4: Vanilla Cheesecake

I love cheesecake. There’s something about the combination of a buttery biscuit base and a sweet creamy filling that works every single time. This recipe is a recipe which I’ve used ever since I first made it and I’d like to feel that I’ve perfected it. Now the challenge on Bake Off is making a… Continue reading GBBO Dessert Week Challenge 4: Vanilla Cheesecake

Cakes

GBBO Cake Week Challenge 1: Black Forest Gateau

The first showstopper challenge of The Great British Bake Off 2015 is a reinvention of the classic retro dessert, the Black Forest Gateau. Now let me just say that I don't have the kitchen capacity to make tempered chocolate decorations or fancy caramel buildings so my creation is nowhere near as good as the ones… Continue reading GBBO Cake Week Challenge 1: Black Forest Gateau

Desserts, Sweet Recipes

Ice Cream Float and Berry Cheesecake Semifreddo

Today (July 19th) is National Ice Cream Day and to celebrate, I’ve got 2 great ice cream recipes. If you’ve read my posts, you know I take a shortcut whenever I can. I am not the person with enough patience and time to make and churn my own ice cream so both of these recipes… Continue reading Ice Cream Float and Berry Cheesecake Semifreddo

Cakes

Steamed Malaysian Sponge Cake

*EDIT: Please check out an updated version of this recipe post by clicking HERE** It’s Mother’s Day, the day when all children give their mothers, and grandmothers, gifts to say thank you. Whilst it’s all good and well buying a bouquet of flowers or a massive box of chocolates, I think the best gifts are… Continue reading Steamed Malaysian Sponge Cake

Confectionery

Basic Vanilla Fudge

I’ve finished my month of posting cake recipes and now I move onto a full month, as we approach February (2015 has moved very fast already), of truly sweet treats as I explore the world of confectionery. I was incredibly daunted at the thought of making confectionery. I imagined myself turning into Willy Wonka and… Continue reading Basic Vanilla Fudge