Tear & Share Garlic Mozzarella Loaf

Another cracking project for you to bake up (even if I do say so myself!)

Bake yourself a bloomer and turn it into an impressive Garlic Mozzarella Tear & Share, I think this one’s going to be a regular in our house!

Full recipe and how to here – Garlic & Mozzarella Tear and Share Loaf

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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

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Summer Punch Pinata Cake

A Summer Punch Pinata Cake is my sunshine inspired addition to Bake With Stork – this will go down a treat if you’re planning a get together, sunny weekend BBQ or indeed just because!


Step by step instructions with pictures right here


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Easy Children’s Birthday Cakes


Is making your children’s birthday cakes a full on event?

New research from Stork shows that nearly 50% of parents spend two and a half working days baking their kid’s birthday cake, with one in 10 baking well after midnight!  

  Crikey me! To save you some trouble and burning the midnight oil I’ve come up with three easy peasy children’s birthday cakes for Bake with Stork that can be done in just the shortest of time, based on the simplest of ideas and shapes, without a ton of stress and that little people will definitely love.

Have a look at these projects (click on the link for the recipes and full how to) and do let me know if you give them a go.

Boat Cake

A light vanilla sponge and jam topped with rippling water and an easy sail boat topper.

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Pink Velvet Bubbly Champagne Cake

A Pink Velvet Bubbly Champagne Cake for my latest Bake With Stork Project – a grown up cake to impress!  Really delicious with a good dose of bubbliness!

Step by step instructions with pictures right here

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Brownies & Ice Cream Cones


With an alleged heatwave on the way  it’s time to share my Brownies and Ice Cream Cones with you.  A waffle icecream cone with chocolate brownie baked inside, topped with a good scoop of vanilla ice cream!  It’s also my contribution to Waitrose’s #TasteOfSummer campaign.

So before we get to the recipe Waitrose want to know your favourite #TasteOfSummer. – celebrating the wide and wonderful variety of summer flavours, whether it’s a bowl of fresh strawberries with ice cream, a sizzling BBQ burger or a cold, refreshing cocktail.  There’s some prizes to be won if you tell them yours via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  Chances to win an exciting summer food experience, including an exclusive barbecue event with Heston Blumenthal.  You can find out all about it right here – Waitrose #TasteOfSummer.


12  x waffle ice cream cones


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Princess Castle Cake and more…

My kitchen is still a building site and the oven is now very much out of action!  I promise I’ll share some pictures of my much improved gigantic space soon but in the meantime here are a couple more projects for Bake with Stork that might just take your fancy…

I bet you’d know someone who would love this!  If you’ve ever thought of creating your own Princess Castle Cake then there’s my step by step instructions right here.


And a cake for a lovely sunny day – my Neopolitan Icecream Pinata Cake!


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Edible Flowers & Flowerpot Cake

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

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

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Granola Bars


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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