Strawberry Shortcake

Yesterday was one of those days where I had loads to catch up on.  Having been ill or looking after ill children for most of last week, the weekend ended up full of doing chores and running errands.  My hubby was out for all of the morning and some of the afternoon at an antiques…

Oat Cookies

A few weeks ago my mum came up to visit us when it was our village Open Gardens. She usually helps me with the baking for the cookie and cupcake stall that we have outside our gateway to raise funds for the village.  My mum had treated herself to a fabulous new recipe book called…

Cherry Bakewell Muffins

At the end of April I treated myself to John Whaite’s eagerly awaited book “John Whaite Bakes”. I had baked some apricot and white chocolate flapjacks from the book a few weeks back but since then had not got round to baking anything else.  I wanted something that wouldn’t be too complicated or take too…

Honey Madeleines

A few weeks ago I was really excited to get my copy of Jo Wheatley’s latest book “Home Baking”.  It has become another book I am determined to bake lots out of.  This book, however isn’t any old baking book and although there are traditional favourites, there are also some modern twists and different flavour…

Welsh Baking

At half term week we had a holiday in Ceredigion, West Wales where we stayed in a lovely holiday cottage in New Quay.   We stayed in Forget Me Not Cottage which we rented from West Wales Cottages, a traditional cottage which was beautifully decorated and well equipped. This was our fourth visit to Wales…