Name: Ruth

Posts by The Pink Whisk:

    Edible Flowers & Flowerpot Cake

    May 29th, 2015

    I’ve been busy working on some more projects for Stork and I think you might just like this one!


    If you’ve loved Chelsea Flower Show and are inspired to get a little green fingered then some edible flowers and a stunner of a flowerpot cake could be just the project you need.

    As always you can follow my step by step photos and instructions and create yourself a cake flowerpot and pipe some simple flowers – a flowerpot of floral loveliness!

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    Chorizo and New Potato Tarts

    May 18th, 2015

    DSC01717Something a little bit summery for you on the blog today, Chorizo & New Potato tarts.  Choose a good tasty Chorizo for these tarts and you’re onto a sure fire winner!


    1 x qty Savoury shortcrust pastry, recipe here


    1 x red onion, diced

    1 clove of garlic, finely chopped or grated.

    1 small red chilli (optional)

    Salt and pepper

    100g sliced chorizo

    150g new potatoes, boiled

    60ml double cream

    60ml milk

    1 egg yolk

    1 egg, large

    Salt and pepper

    Makes: 6 small or 1 x 8 or 9” Tart

    Make up the pastry following the directions here, wrap it in clingfilm and let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Granola Bars

    April 24th, 2015


    Something lovely again for you this Friday, Granola Bars – a recipe pinched from a fabulous friend and I’ve only fiddled a little bit with it – honest!

    Packed with seeds and fruits these are just delicious.  Please turn a blind eye to the butter and sugar and enjoy!


    190g butter

    150g soft light brown sugar

    110g golden syrup

    300g rolled oats

    45g cornflakes

    75g dried apricots, chopped

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    Lemon & Elderflower Drizzle

    April 10th, 2015


    DSC01279I hope you’ve been managing to enjoy some of the lovely sunny days we’ve been treated to just recently?  Well I’ve decided the sunshine should follow us into the kitchen and I have just the recipe for you – Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake.


    This is in fact a recipe from my book, The Pink Whisk Guide to Cake Making and it sums up spring days just perfectly.  Enjoy yourself some in the garden this weekend, here’s how…



    175g butter, softened

    175g caster sugar

    Zest of 2 lemons

    3 eggs, large

    160g self raising flour

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    Happy 80th Birthday Mary Berry!

    March 27th, 2015


    This past week has passed in an absolute blur of flour, sugar and eggs! I have had the huge honour of working on a cake collaboration with Stork to create a celebration birthday cake for Mary Berry’s 80th Birthday this week!

    I think it has to be the biggest project I’ve ever worked on.


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    #BakeSomeoneHappy this Easter with Stork!

    March 15th, 2015

    storkeasterselfie3Stork are launching a campaign to get the country baking for Easter and raise support for Great Ormond Street Hospital – I know you guys need no encouragement to bake so how about rustling up some Easter Nest Cupcakes  and #BakeSomeoneHappy!


    A really simple project, perfect to get the kids in the kitchen and delicious too!  You’ll find the recipe here and even better here’s a quick video to help you along the way! –

    Tip: Of course you can turn your plain cupcakes into something different – add the zest of a lemon and the juice of half to the cake mixture for lemon cupcakes or dissolve 1 heaped teaspoon of instant coffee in a tablespoon of hot water and add that to the batter for coffee – make them just the way you like them! Read the rest of this entry “

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    Red Nose Red Velvet Cupcakes

    March 12th, 2015


    If you’re still looking for something to bake for Red Nose Day this Friday then I have another fun and easy bake up my sleeve for you!

    My Red Nose Red Velvet Cupcakes for Stork

    You can get the recipe here including my usual step by step photos.

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    Good Housekeeping Food Awards 2015

    March 11th, 2015

     I know lots of you enjoy the blog and my recipes and I am hugely honoured to discover that The Pink Whisk has been nominated in the Favourite Food Blog of the Good Housekeeping Food Awards 2015!

    If you have a spare 5 minutes, I’d really appreciate you filling in the Food Awards survey and voting for your favourite brands, foods and of course blog – there are lots to choose from and any one of us would be very thankful for your vote.

    Here’s the link you need – Good Housekeeping Food Awards 2015

    There’s also the chance to win a brilliant Kitchen Aid worth £429 for your trouble!

    A BIG thank you from me, and a side serving of cake of course, to those of you who have already taken the time to fill it in.

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    Photo Booth Biscuits for Comic Relief

    March 9th, 2015

    IMG_2408It’s Red Nose Day 2015 this Friday 13th March and the challenge from Comic Relief this year is Make Your Face Funny For Money!


    So how about Photo Booth Prop Biscuits? Brilliant fun with a biscuit on a stick, plus the proceeds as always are going to a great cause!

    You can find out more about Comic Relief right here but if you fancy giving these a bash and getting your own photo booth session on the go then here’s how! Read the rest of this entry “

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    Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding

    February 27th, 2015


    Self saucing chocolate pudding

    What could be better than a chocolate pudding with lashings of chocolate sauce?  Well in my book, not too much! To add to the fact that this choc pud is just fantastic you can whip it up and have it in the oven in 10 minutes flat, it really is that easy.  Treat yourself this weekend and rustle one up!


    225g self raising flour

    1 tsp baking powder

    125g caster sugar

    50g cocoa powder

    100g butter, melted

    200ml milk

    3 eggs, large


    300ml boiling water

    200g light muscovado sugar

    25g cocoa powder


    100g mixed chocolate chips (completely optional, this pud is great even without the extra choc!) Read the rest of this entry “

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