Focaccia Recipe

Back in February I made focaccia, to accompany Snow day soup, successfully for the first time. Then later on in February I attended a course with Dan Stevens & Aiden Chapman at River Cottage to learn the art of bread making. Between Hubby & I we made so much bread on the course, which was stashed in the … Read more

River Cottage Adventure – Part 1

My Christmas pressie off Hubby had finally arrived. After me giving him an early Christmas pressie in the shape of Pig in a Day with Hugh F-W he returned the favor by taking me away for 4 nights to experience River Cottage, not once, but twice. Saturday started with the obligatory trip to River Cottage Local Produce … Read more

Strawberry Ice Cream Cupcakes Recipe

It’s that time of year again when I break up for the summer holiday and celebrate my birthday. As Hubby & I have known each other for 9 years he knows exactly what I like. With the KitchenAid for my birthday last year and the trip to River Cottage for Christmas he outdid himself yet again this year … Read more

Strawberries & Cream Victoria Sponge Recipe

This weekend I celebrated a significant birthday and I wanted to replicate the cake I had on my 1st birthday. Though this time there is a lack of photos of me sticking my fingers into the cream trying to harvest a fresh strawberry when I should have been blowing out a candle. Where did my … Read more

Raspberry Birthday Macarons

For the last few years I’ve made my own birthday cake including a Strawberry & Cream Victoria Sponge, Strawberry Ice Cream Cupcakes. As I’d made Hubs his birthday cake last year I asked him to make me one this year. I’d jokingly told him that I wanted this fabulous Owl birthday cake. Last night I was working over Stafford way … Read more

Mini Stripy Meringue Kisses Recipe

I have something to confess, only recently did I finally master meringues. Yes I’d made them before, but never had I made them exactly how I wanted. Sometimes the egg whites wouldn’t whip to soft peaks even though I followed every rule in the book. This frustrated me even more when Hubs made a cracking batch of … Read more

Crumpets & Cinder Toffee Recipe

I woke up stupidly early this morning with a deep urge to make crumpets from breakfast. I decided to use the crumpet recipe that was used in last weeks Something for the Weekend. It was really interesting seeing the dough develop and it was a really springy dough texture. They tasted delicious (far far better than shop brought variety), … Read more

Baileys Cheesecake Recipe

It’s been a busy weekend with tonnes of cooking. Hubby (who currently thinks he is Hugh F-W!) decided to make a clay oven to cook bread in. I’ll have to be honest I was impressed with the bread he managed to cook in it. The BBQ on Sunday went really well. Unfortunately not many photos due to me drinking quite a bit of pimms early … Read more

Hot Cross Buns Recipe

As promised my attempt at Hot Cross Buns. The recipe is from GFM – April 07. I think they went well apart from probably the most important part…the crosses. They certainly don’t look as posh as shop brought ones, but they taste better! At first the cross paste was too thick so I thinned it … Read more

Blackcurrant Meringue Roses Recipe

When I came across this recipe on Pinterest I was first drawn to the pretty shape then the slight oddness of the recipe. Before now I hadn’t seen jelly used in a meringue recipe. Next I had to try to decipher and anglicise the recipe. Ok I know jello is jelly in the UK but where did … Read more