Lyle’s Golden Syrup and Apricot Flapjacks

A couple of weeks ago I was intrigued to find a new series of cookbooks in my local supermarket.  As someone who cannot go to the shop without coming home with a magazine or yet another cookbook, I was delighted to see two little books on special offer for 99p featuring everyday brands that are…

Coconut and Chocolate Stripy Rose Cake

As I mentioned in a previous post about baking Fiona Cairns’ Very Lemony Crunch cake last weekend, I was absolutely over the moon to get both of her books for Christmas.  When I opened the books I was hoping and praying that the recipe for the coconut and chocolate stripy cake would be in the…

Cranberry and White Chocolate Muffins

I love muffins and can’t get enough of them.  I find them easy to chuck together and all my family like them. I don’t make them as often as I would like though I used to make them loads before I went back to work six years ago.  They were useful for the kids’ packed…

Ripon Spice Cake

As someone who has been living in Yorkshire for the past 20 years and who loves living in such a pretty part of the UK, I am always looking to bake something regional and traditional. Before Christmas I decided to do a bit of research on looking into local and Yorkshire recipes.  Usually when you…

Fiona Cairns’ Very Lemony Crunch Cake

Although I am desperately trying to lose weight to fit back into my favourite red dress I do not want to give up my love of baking. I have not been taking on as many customer orders recently as I have had a lot on with family commitments and with my day job as a…

Christmas 2012 At The Yorkshire Bakery

Happy New Year to you and I hope that 2013 brings you health, luck and happiness.  It has been an extremely busy time in the Smith household leading up to Christmas and I found myself not getting round to updating my blog due to the all the other things that needed doing. I had a…