Ask me anything

We may live without poetry, music or art.
We may live without conscience and live without heart.
We may live without friends, we may live without books.
But civilised man cannot live without cooks.

We may live without books, what is knowledge but grieving?
We may live without hope, what is hope but deceiving?
We may live without love, what is passion but pining?
But where is the man who can live without dining.

The Dinner Hour
Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st earl of Lytton
From “Lucile” 1860.

Rice krispie cakes!

Very naughty recipe but so so easy. Equal quantities of marshmallows, toffees, butter and rice krispies. Melt the first three in a saucepan and pour over the rice krispies, mix and put in cake cases or make one big tray to cut up.

Yuuum

A x

5 days ago
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Chocolate chip cookies

This recipe is the best one I know although unfortunately the oven I currently have seems to cook them wrong :( they turned out much more cakey than gooey like they normally do. But they taste good anyway.
Simple recipe that makes more of a batter than a dough and I used shop bought chips, normally I would cut up a bar so you get nice big chunks.
A x

3 weeks ago
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Classic cupcakes with an almond sponge. As requested by my sister for her birthday.
A x

Classic cupcakes with an almond sponge. As requested by my sister for her birthday.
A x

3 months ago
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Unfortunately there might be a delay until my next yummy post! I moved away and my kitchen is not stocked in baking gear yet. Hopefully I will get to it soon!

9 months ago
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Lemon Drizzle Cake with Lemon Water Icing

Lemon Drizzle Cake with Lemon Water Icing

10 months ago
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Chocolate and apricot ring

Was feeling sad about Federer loosing so I thought chocolate was in order. The recipe is from an old cookbook I have but actually googling it brought it up too. So it can be found here: http://www.grouprecipes.com/90799/apricot-chocolate-ring.html it expands quite a lot during cooking so make sure the pan is big enough!

Yum.

A x

Chocolate and apricot ring

Was feeling sad about Federer loosing so I thought chocolate was in order. The recipe is from an old cookbook I have but actually googling it brought it up too. So it can be found here: http://www.grouprecipes.com/90799/apricot-chocolate-ring.html it expands quite a lot during cooking so make sure the pan is big enough!

Yum.

A x

2 weeks ago
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Iced spiced biscuits!

Finally decided to try out the oven in my flat for baking. This is an oldy, its from the Usborne First Cookbook. Me and my sister made them a lot when we were younger and i really fancied some today. They are biscuits flavoured with mixed spice so a bit Christmasy I guess. You can actually find the recipe online if you google iced spiced biscuits as a lovely person has written about them :)

1 month ago
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I’m back!…. for a week or so anyway. Made a banana and chocolate cake with chocolate icing, chocolate buttons and spun sugar. My first attempt at spun sugar, I don’t think it went too badly. The button moulds are from lakeland. Made with dairy free everything (the chocolate was 72% so dairy free too).

A xxx

3 months ago
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Chocolate and Orange Cupcakes
I bought a piping bag with a divider down the middle from lakeland to make this effect with the icing. The only problem with it is that the nozzle is quite small so if the icing is stiff its hard to ice the cakes. Otherwise it works pretty well!

Chocolate and Orange Cupcakes

I bought a piping bag with a divider down the middle from lakeland to make this effect with the icing. The only problem with it is that the nozzle is quite small so if the icing is stiff its hard to ice the cakes. Otherwise it works pretty well!

10 months ago
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Coffee and Walnut Cupcakes
Normal victoria sponge recipe (4oz everything and 2 eggs, plus 1tsp baking powder) but add 100g chopped walnuts and strong coffee enough to make the mixture fall off the spoon but not too runny. Do it by eye (and taste). Icing is fat, icing sugar and coffee. The fat in the cake and icing is dairy free and the coffee is decaf.
A x

Coffee and Walnut Cupcakes

Normal victoria sponge recipe (4oz everything and 2 eggs, plus 1tsp baking powder) but add 100g chopped walnuts and strong coffee enough to make the mixture fall off the spoon but not too runny. Do it by eye (and taste). Icing is fat, icing sugar and coffee. The fat in the cake and icing is dairy free and the coffee is decaf.

A x

1 year ago
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