Yorkshire Bake Off Challenge #4: Gingerbread Cookies

Autumn Maple Leaf cookies inspired by a visit to New York to visit my friend during the Fall three years ago. Well, here is the next challenge in the Yorkshire Bake Off!  It has been a difficult one choosing what to do this time round, but suddenly the idea came to me last night as…

Yorkshire Bake Off- Your Bakes of Treacle Tart

Hi!  As I’m typing this with one hand, I’m stuffing  a cheese sandwich down my cakehole in the other hand! It’s half term week here in North Yorkshire as it seems to be in most places, but life is still busy. I’m rushing backwards and forwards as the chauffeur, walking the dog, sorting out horses…

Say It With Cake- A Chocolate Celebration Cake

Last week I was given an order for a chocolate birthday cake which had to incorporate the birthday girl’s favourite swee.  ts on top- Skittles!  I know my daughter buys them from time to time and I used to like them but not now, I’m definitely a Maltesers girl! I was racking my brains and…

A Passion For Baking- Lemon Drizzle Traybake

As I mentioned before in my previous blog post, I am a huge fan of Jo Wheatley and I love her book, ” A Passion For Baking” As I too have a passion for baking like Jo, this book is absolutely fantastic and I am steadily trying out lots of different things in it as…

A Passion For Baking- Cranberry and Currant Flapjacks

As you may be aware I am a huge fan and admirer of the lovely Jo Wheatley, winner of the 2011 Great British Bake Off.  I was so thrilled to buy a copy of her book “A Passion For Baking” earlier on this year and I am pleased to admit it has been worth every…

Plum Cake from The Primrose Bakery Cookbook

Another Sunday, another dessert to think about for a family lunch.  This time I had a joint of beef topside to roast with some Yorkshire Puddings, lots of veg and gravy.  My vegetarian daughter ate a Vegetable Kiev with the potatoes and vegetables, which she really enjoyed.  This weekend we have had my mum staying…

The Great British Bake Off- Lemon and Coconut Traybake

I’m sorry my blog posts have been a bit thin on the ground recently.  I have been so busy with my day job as a teaching assistant that I haven’t had the time to devote to baking. I am looking forward to some Hallowe’en baking coming up in the next few weeks, though. Despite being…

The Yorkshire Bake Off #2: Sticky Toffee Puddings

Recipe Challenge number two for the Yorkshire Bake Off Challenge baking recipes from this series of the Great British Bake Off and from the How To Turn Everyday Bakes Into Showstoppers book was the Mini Sticky Toffee Puddings as made by Brendan in the “bloodbath” episode a couple of weeks back. I genuinely thought that…