Gingerbread Christmas Trees Lovingly Made To Order

If you are looking for a special centre piece for your Christmas table or something sweet to add to your festive celebrations then why not consider one of Sam’s Smart Cookies hand crafted 3D Christmas Trees? Gingerbread Tree in green decorated with jellytots, jellybeans and white chocolate Jazzies to customer’s specifications. Lovingly hand made to…

Sticky Maple Apple Traybake

This Sticky Maple Apple Traybake has been a firm favourite in my house since I first discovered this recipe over a year ago.  It originally comes from the second Great British Bake Off recipe book which was published last year to coincide with Series 2.  It also features on the App that you can download…

The Great British Bake Off- Blueberry Banana Bread

After a busy week baking loads of sticky Parkin and brightly coloured Hallowe’en goodies, it was lovely to get back to other types of baking.  I am trying so hard to lose a few pounds before Christmas but it’s a constant uphill struggle at the moment. This week I have now changed my working hours…

Hallowe’en Cupcakes and Cookies at The Yorkshire Bakery

You can tell I’m a bit behind with my blogging at the moment. It’s taken me well over a week to catch up and as I write I’m panicking that I shouldn’t be doing this, I should be dusting!  Or so my husband tells me!  Instead I am going to type this, walk the dog,…

A Passion For Baking- Chocolate Malteser Cake

In case you didn’t know I am just a teeny weeny bit obsessed by Maltesers. I don’t know why but all I do know is that a funsize bag is never enough.  But why call it fun size as there’s no fun in something that is so small you hardly get anything to eat in…

Yorkshire Parkin

As soon as the clocks go back at the end of October is when I begin to think about my baking for Hallowe’en and for Bonfire Night.  I grew up in a village just outside Nottingham and enjoyed Bonfire Night celebrations at the Junior School where the giant bonfire would have the Guy on it….

Mary Berry’s Anzac Biscuits

I enjoy baking from Mary Berry’s Baking Bible and trying out recipes I have not made before.  My husband is Australian (though he has lived in the UK since he was a child)  and we were interested to try Anzac biscuits as we knew the history behind them. I had made the version of Anzac…

Rachel Allen’s Chocolate Marble Crumble Cake

I have been a bit at sixes and sevens with  my blogging recently.  It’s a shame as I really love writing my blog and reading others’ cakey exploits!  Life seems to get in the way and by the time I sit down to write, I either get writer’s block or there’s something else to do!…

A Passion For Baking- Apricot Loaf

I have been baking quite a few of Jo Wheatley’s recipes from her book “A Passion For Baking” recently.  I have found all of her recipes to be straightforward for both beginners and more experienced bakers. Every single recipe I have tried from her book, I want to bake over and over again.  The same…