Fruity Buttermilk Scones

If someone asked me what my favourite cake or sweet treat would be it would be a choice of two things. Although I love baking cakes and cupcakes, I can’t resist chewy, gooey flapjacks or scones covered in strawberry jam and cream.  It brings back fantastic childhood memories of tea out with my grandparents. Whenever…

Chocolate Orange Stripey “Zebra” Cake

Last Saturday I was taking part in the Clandestine Cake Club’s VCake Event Cake-a-Licious which is a virtual cake event. It was designed for those who haven’t got a local group near them or who can’t always make local events who can still join in the cakey fun online!  Of course you don’t get to actually…

Pecan and White Chocolate Blondies

After vowing I wouldn’t bake this week and I was having a rest from it to get on with other jobs, I found myself having to eat my words. Why? Well, my 13 year old son who is growing as fast as a triffid at the moment is always hungry.  I honestly don’t know where…

Mary Berry’s Cookery Course

Mary Berry’s Cookery Course: “A Step-by Step Masterclass In Home Cooking” The blurb on the back cover says: “With Mary at your side, sharing her secrets of success and guiding you through her masterclasses, you’ll be able to build an impressive repertoire of over 100 recipes to delight your family and friends,” I was in…

Peach and Ginger Muffins

A couple of weeks ago it was our annual staff night out to Ripon  Races.  In previous years we have eaten food when we have got there, either fish and chips or a hog roast sandwich with a drink to follow.  As it was such gorgeous weather this year we decided to have a picnic…

Lemon Squares

Last Saturday was our villages’ Annual Yard Sale.  This is usually held in the morning on the first Saturday of July and is well attended.  It is the fourth or fifth year running that it has happened and everyone has a clear out of their cupboards, earning a few bob as well as raising money…