York Clandestine Cake Club- Book Launch Event at Hobbycraft, Monks Cross.

A few months ago Clandestine Cake Club organisers were asked if they were interested in getting in contact with their local Hobbycraft store to hold a special event marking the publication of The Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook.  Although the book has been out since February, it has only recently been on sale in Hobbycraft stores…

Raspberry Crumble Shortbread- The Great British Bake Off Everyday

As I’m typing it’s a Friday afternoon here, the rain is tumbling down and I have cakes in the oven for tomorrow’s York Clandestine Cake Club event at the Hobbycraft store on the Monks’ Cross retail park.  I’m trying to catch up on my blogging which is seriously behind.  I’ve had a good excuse this…

Vanilla Sables- The Great British Bake Off Everyday

For my third bake towards the family picnic I never went on last week I chose to make some Vanilla Sables.  Vanilla Sables are the French equivalent of shortbread biscuits and I’ve seen them when I have been on holiday in France, especially in the Normandy and Brittany regions.  I’ve seen them called Sables Au…

Honey and Courgette Loaf- The Great British Bake Off Everyday

As mentioned in my previous post, I had to reluctantly cancel going on a family picnic last Friday due to a stinking cold. I just wanted to stay at home and vegetate!  I had managed to bake the three things I wanted to take as my contribution to the picnic before finally admitting I was…

Pistachio Cupcakes

Last Thursday I was feeling rubbish. It was the last week of the school holidays and I was trying to get lots done.  But my body decided to make me go down with a cold. It started on the Tuesday morning as a sore throat.  I thought nothing of it at first and put it…

Lemon, Ginger and Coconut Flapjacks

A week last Saturday I took my son to take part in a fabulous Make Your Own Chocolate Bar Workshop at the York Cocoa House.  He had a fantastic time.  I treated myself to some flavoured chocolate buttons to use in my baking and came across these pretty pastel green coloured buttons delicately flavoured with…