S’Mores Cupcakes


It’s National Cupcake Week this week (14-20 Sept) so it surely deserves a cupcake recipe on the blog! 

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Sticky Toffee Baked Alaska

Just dropping in with a lovely Bank Holiday Weekend pudding idea for you – Sticky Toffee Baked Alaska, a retro pud that’s sure to please!

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Strawberry Meringue Slices


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!


Shortbread Base

125g butter, softened

50g caster sugar

175g plain flour


4 tablespoons of strawberry jam

50g meringues

100g white chocolate

1 small packet of Fruit Bowl strawberry fruit flakes (optional)

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Day 12 – Snowmen Macarons


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

To decorate:

Thin Christmas ribbon

Cake pop sticks

Black edible icing pen

Orange edible icing pen or orange petal dust mixed with a little clear alcohol

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.

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Day 10 – Chocolate Meringue Roulade

DSC04007Last 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

90g butter

3 tbsps cocoa powder


300ml double cream

3 tbsps icing sugar

50g chocolate curls

Popping candy (optional)

Cocoa powder to dust

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Lemon Meringue Pie

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Let’s bake a lemon meringue pie – is there anything better?

Makes: 1 x Deep dish 8″ Pie



225g plain flour

100g butter, cold diced

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Day 11 – Meringue Mince Pies

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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)

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Day 9 – Toffee Pecan Roulade

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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 cream

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Using up Egg Whites

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!

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Here’s my handy table for a batch of meringues with any random number of egg whites:-

Whites Sugar (grams)
1 55
2 110
3 165
4 220
5 275
6 330
7 385
8 440
9 495
10 550

And here’s the method…

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Spooky Halloween Meringues

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Just a quick something simple for Halloween Treats! Meringue is fast to whip up and the stripes are dead easy too – obviously this is a Halloween version but the technique can be used for all sorts of occasions in every colour under the sun – including red stripes for Christmas and a drop of peppermint extract for a candy cane version.

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