It’s National Cupcake Week this week (14-20 Sept) so it surely deserves a cupcake recipe on the blog! And we’re not just celebrating with a recipe, I’ve a fab giveaway lined up for you today too in partnership with Ulster Weavers and you can be in with a chance of bagging some beautiful goodies for your kitchen – watch out for my post coming later today!… Read more...
The summer hols have me well and truly in a sunshine baking mood! These slices are not for the faint hearted – packing a truly sweet treat – shortbread, strawberry meringue and white chocolate!
125g butter, softened
50g caster sugar
175g plain flour
4 tablespoons of strawberry jam
100g white chocolate
1 small packet of Fruit Bowl strawberry fruit flakes (optional)Read more...
Just a little delicious Christmas idea from me today! Snowmen Macarons!
1 x qty Macaron mixture recipe here
Milk Chocolate Ganache
80ml double cream
1 tbsp butter
300g milk chocolate chopped
Thin Christmas ribbon
Cake pop sticks
Makes: 16 snowmen
Mix up the Macaron mixture following the steps just here, very simply flavour the mixture at the meringue stage with a teaspoon of vanilla extract.… Read more...
Last years Toffee Pecan Roulade went down an absolute storm so I thought this year I’d share a chocolate version. They’re so brilliant because they’re freezable! Make it now and stash it in the freezer for a Christmas dessert.
5 egg whites, large
2 tsp cornflour
225g caster sugar
2 tbsps cocoa powder
Chocolate Caramel Filling
1 x 315g tin of condensed milk
90g soft brown sugar
3 tbsps cocoa powder
300ml double cream
3 tbsps icing sugar
50g chocolate curls
Popping candy (optional)
Cocoa powder to dustRead more...
Let’s bake a lemon meringue pie – is there anything better?
Makes: 1 x Deep dish 8″ Pie
225g plain flour
100g butter, cold dicedRead more...
Meringue topped Mince Pies for Day 11
This idea came from Shirley via facebook and I’m so pleased it did – a great twist on the traditional mince pie!
1 x batch of Mince Pie Pastry – recipe here
2 egg whites, large
115g caster sugar
Silver ball sprinkles (optional)Read more...
Who loves a Toffee Pecan Meringue Roulade at Christmas?
This is the perfect dessert to make ahead and store in the freezer. Just right for whipping out, defrosting and serving up in a flash.
5 egg whites, large
2 tsps cornflour
225g light muscovado sugar
40g pecans, chopped
250ml double creamRead more...
So this is the other half to my Using up Egg Yolks post – what to do with a random number of egg whites. Well for me it’s a quick batch of meringues of course!
Here’s my handy table for a batch of meringues with any random number of egg whites:-
And here’s the method…Read more...