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Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

It’s a Sunday which means one of two things; a day in the local enjoying a roast dinner and a couple of cheeky pints or a day with the oven mitts on baking some tasty delights. After failing to find my all-time favorite cookie, the chocolate chip Hobknob, in the shop this morning, I decided […]

Soft Pretzel Twists

Now here in sunny old England we aren’t quite the soft pretzel aficionados that our American cousins are. In fact, I only found out what a soft pretzel was as an adult! Prior to that, I only knew pretzels as the little crunchy things you get in chip-type packets. So discovering these beautiful chewy treats […]

Onion, mushroom and gruyere tartlets board

Onion, mushroom and gruyere tartlets

Some days I wake up filled with this mad energy that gets fuelled into baking anything and everything – perfecting new recipes, whipping up tried and tested favorites and generally covering myself and the whole house in flour. Today is not one of those days. Today is one of those days where I want snacks. […]

Crusty Italian Bread Sliced

Crusty Italian Loaf Recipe

Every now and then I try to get a bit fancy pants with bread, but really nothing can beat a good crusty white loaf. There are of course, encompassed within that header, hundreds upon hundreds of different recipes, techniques and variations. So today I’m going to try one that is a bit new on me, […]

Chelsea Buns Glazed

Chelsea Buns

Chelsea buns are sweet, sticky, full of fruit and absolutely perfect with a lovely cuppa tea. As far as I’m concerned that’s all you need to know. Get baking! Now seriously, time for a bit of history boys and girls. Chelsea buns were first created in the early 18th century by the Bun House in, […]

Chocolate Cupcake Nests

Chocolate Cupcake Nests

Easter is here, and with it comes multi-coloured eggs, lickle fluffy chicks and bunnies, and of course the obligatory mountain of chocolate. This year we decided, as if mini-eggs weren’t enough on their own, that what they really needed were chocolate cupcake nests of buttercream to sit in. Of course. I love this recipe primarily […]

Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate truffles are, in my eyes, the ultimate in decadence. Rich, silky smooth, velvety, melt-in-your-mouth, almost sickly if it wasn’t for the hint of bitterness from the dark dark chocolate. You eat one and think you won’t be able to eat another they are just that intense but then oh! Suddenly you found room! Maybe […]

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