The Easiest Cake You’ll Ever Make

This is possibly the easiest cake you’ll ever make.  As easy as using a packet mix but with the pride of knowing you made it from scratch and know each and every ingredient in it.  I’m pretty sure its the best foundation cake I’ve happened upon and will certainly be getting a work out to…

Bacon, Cheese and Green Onion Buttermilk Biscuits

The idea of creating a savoury flavoured scone that I could portion up and freeze for early starts sounded great. I love something different for my breakfasts and tend to mix it up with toast, eggs, pancakes or cereal.  When I’m on the early shift at work it comes down to what is easily pre-prepared…

Walnut Biscuits

Such beautiful buttery rich biscuits these are.   The walnuts take the edge of the sweetness, although not too much as these are still pretty sweet treats.  What you get is a lovely biscuit to have with a cup of coffee or tea or maybe even a port as part of an evening treat.  So…

Buttered Parsnips

Parsnips are a bit like brussel sprouts in a lot of ways, they are a vegetable that tends to divide people into two camps.  The majority of people are not fans, but those who are tend to love the nutty flavour particularly cooked to go with a roast dinner.  Having only ever had roasted parsnips…

The Monkey Cake, Part Two: The Decoration & Buttercream

So today is all about how to make the icing on the cake…. literally! And this is where Sonia came into her own on the cake making….without her I probably would have been in tears as my butter was too soft and I was struggling to get the consistency I needed to be able to…

Lemon Curd (Lemon Butter)

What to do when you have yolks made over from baking?    Well I was racking my brain and the only thing I was coming up with was mayonnaise.  Whilst I love homemade mayo, it really wasn’t something I was keen on making right now.  So I turned to my trusty friend google and landed on…

Karen’s Banana Bread

Bananas…..seems I am on a bit of a roll with them at the moment, but I have to admit, all along this has been the recipe I’ve been dying to make.  I’m not sure why I didn’t do it first, except perhaps for the time involved.  It’s by far my favourite thing to make with…

a super slice for the sweet tooth….

I had some left over condensed milk leftover and was looking for something to make.  I saw a variation of this recipe online and thought I would give it a shot.  The end result, slightly crumbly and sweet enough to put my teeth on edge!  Not quite my cup of tea but I’m sure this…

Almond, Coconut and Cranberry Toasted Muesli (Granola)

  I’ve been buying and trying many different muesli’s trying to find something healthy, not to fattening (and full of yucky stuff) that I actually like to eat in the morning.  So far there has only been a few, and they are super expensive.  I love crunchy textures, and nuts so when I saw a…