I did a spot of Easter baking yesterday.
I avoided the very popular creme egg brownie that is doing the rounds this year and instead made these devil chocolate cupcakes with a creme egg inspired icing.
The icing was yellow and white like the egg yolk in the mini eggs but they kinda blended together when I popped them into the icing bag! Never mind, the adults still ate these as quickly as they could!
I did a spot of Easter baking yesterday.
Eat the chocolate chip oat cookie!
Bit blurry as my camera on my phone isn’t the greatest but you get the idea!
Chocolate chip oat cookies.
The need to bake came over me while at my boyfriends place this weekend.
I found this lovely recipe which is super easy. Throw it all into a pan, mix and into the oven for 10mins.
It was Mother’s Day over the weekend and what’s better then a home made cake as a gift!?
I baked this blueberry and pecan muffin cake.
Was good although if I were to make it again, I’d chop the pecans and have them throughout the cake instead of just on the top and perhaps use summer berries to give a little more variation on flavour.
My housemate spotted this recipe in my Paul Hollywood how to bake book.
I can’t resist a lemon drizzle cake so made it over the weekend and I’d say its the best lemon drizzle cake I’ve had.
Light and fluffy with just the right amount of zing.
It’s made with lemon curd in the sponge rather then lemon juice or zest. A definite must try.
It was a pretty tough work week last week so in order to unwind this weekend. I baked!
To help brighten a snowy Monday morning, I’m bringing work friends these beauts. Peanut butter and white chocolate blondies.
I think perhaps I made them too thin but they still taste pretty good *wipes crumbs off face*
When I told people I was making a chess cake, all of the corrected me by saying ‘don’t you mean CHEESE cake’
No, I mean CHESS! Haha
Today I baked these little mites. Cherry Almond Muffins.
It has been a weekend of family gatherings & so I made these for them all.
I spotted my Aunt hiding two in the cupboard and my Dad was disappointed when I only allowed him one!
HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR!
It’s been a good while since have posted any of my baking.
Not through complete lack of baking, it’s mainly been down to moving home followed my Christmas and New Year!
So heres something I made earlier!!
New Year’s Day I made blueberry pancakes. They were pretty scrummy. :-)
The cake and bake challenge continues with the Marbled Mocha Loaf.
This one has gone down well with my housemates but this is the first cake I have ever burnt.
It was all very emotional ;-) I cut the burnt bits off and saved the day but as a result this isn’t my favourite cake I’ve ever baked.
Roll on challenge 3 - The Chess Cake!
I’ve been feeling pretty low the past few days and have been trying to keep my mind busy.
Baking has been a good distraction and when I came across this recipe - I knew I had to bake it.
It’s called the Snuggle Loaf!
A sweet bread recipe with Nutella, chocolate chips and hazelnuts rolled into the middle of the dough twists and covered in a thin layer of icing sugar with more hazelnuts sprinkled over.
Comfort food at it’s best. :)
Friends have been encouraging me to apply for the next series of the British bake off!
I don’t believe I’m quite experienced enough so I have set myself a challenge.
At the cake & bake show over the weekend, I brought the British Bake off, showstoppers recipe book. I am going to bake one recipe from that book each week, starting from the beginning & working my way through!
This week, it’s the classic Victoria sponge. What could go wrong!?
It’s hard to bet the classic vanilla cupcake especially with buttercream and sprinkles or a nice alternative of coconut!
With these cupcakes, I actually thought I would try something a little different and make them strawberry flavoured.
I found some strawberry flavouring but when opening it, it smelt very bubblegum.
The cupcakes were still all eaten by work and loved but I didn’t think the strawberry worked very well.
I’ll be sticking to vanilla in future!!