An extremely rich mulled wine and chocolate tart – very decadent and something a little bit different to serve this Christmas.… Read more...
A new twist on a Mince Pie – Mincemeat Baklava! No sorry, I’m not making my own Filo, it’s Christmas time for goodness sake and I’m just a little bit busy. Ready made Filo is what it’s all about!
2 x pkts Filo Pastry
1 x jar of Mincemeat
175g melted butter
200g caster sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise
5 whole cloves
Makes: 1 x 8” square tray of BakalavaRead more...
A brilliant way to sparkle up a regular jar of Christmas Mincemeat – turn it into Chocolate Mincemeat. And before you all turn your noses up at the idea, I was a real non-believer….until I tried it!
1 x 411g jar of Mincemeat
1 1/2 tbsps cocoa powder
1 tbsp waterRead more...
with a Pink Whisk Twist of course
Three ways to use this dough – as a loaf, whirls or the traditional buns – who could resist?
315g strong plain white flour
1/2 tsp mixed cake spice
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp dried fast action yeast (or 1 sachet)
25g caster sugar
1 egg, large
zest of 1/2 and orange
60g dark brown sugar
1 1/2tsp cinnamon
A little water icing to glaze (optional)
Makes 1 x 1lb loaf, 10 whirls or 8 buns
Place the flour, mixed spice, salt, caster sugar, orange zest, yeast, egg and currants in a large bowl.… Read more...
Here’s the recipe for my perfect wedding cake. Because sometimes you need a fruit cake that tastes great without maturing and one that cooks fairly quickly – like when you have 11 hours to make the whole darn thing…
I will be doing a separate tutorial for sugarpaste roses later on this week.… Read more...
115g butter, softened
55g dark brown sugar
50g caster sugar
1 large egg
310g plain flour
1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/4tsp ground ginger
230ml greek yoghurt
Gingerbread men (optional) to decorate
500g icing sugar, sifted
1 tbsp meringue powder/meri-white/egg white powder
1 x box of Silver Spoon Royal Icing Sugar
90ml lemon juice
Preheat the oven to 160c fan/180c/Gas Mark 4.
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This is the recipe for a cake that I started making in my early teens, I used to make it for family occasions around this time of year when we were lucky enough to have apple trees in the back garden.
Monkey, Monkey, Monkey, Monkey Bread!
This pan happened to end up in my collection in one of those shopping moments when all sensible rationale flies out of the window. Lured by cute monkeyness and sheer curiosity the pan found its way into my shopping basket.