Pumpkin Bars from The Hummingbird Bakery

Several months ago I was given a copy of the latest Hummingbird Bakery recipe book_ Home Sweet Home from The Hummingbird Bakery. When I first had it I baked several of the recipes but then got sidetracked by other recipe books. The other week I was shopping in Northallerton on my day off.  I always head…

Coconut Sables from The Great British Bake Off Everyday

Yesterday I had already made some Mint Chocolate M&M Cookies but as the oven was already on I thought I’d have a go at another recipe from the latest Great British Bake Off book- The Great British Bake Off Everyday.  Back in August I had baked the Vanilla Sables from the book and they were…

Chocolate Mint M&M Cookies

It was a sunny autumnal day up here in North Yorkshire yesterday and was a complete contrast to the day before.  All that rain made me think, “Oh this is it, all downhill from here on until Spring!” I was wrong as we had lovely weather.  Now today as I type we are back to…

The Hungry Student Vegetarian Cookbook- Book Review.

Last week I featured a book review about The Hungry Student Baking Book on my blog.  This week it’s the turn of another of The Hungry Student Books: The Vegetarian Cookbook. About three years ago my daughter chose to become a vegetarian.  I was happy to support her but after a few months she became…

Apple Pie Cake From The Boy Who Bakes

Not another apple related blog post?! Well it certainly feels like it at the moment but then again I have been inundated with apples.  The other day my next door neighbour came round with some apples.  He gave us two huge carrier bags full of apples from his tree in his garden. One bag of…

Chocolate Amaretto Cake from The Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook

Last Monday was the Harrogate Clandestine Cake Club event which was held at The Mitre Inn in Knaresborough.  I had chosen the theme of Boozy Cakes as we were going to be in a pub in the middle of Knaresborough next to the station.  This, funnily enough didn’t bode well with my Sober For October…

Sticky Toffee Apple Pudding- The Great British Bake Off Everyday

Last weekend I was delighted when our neighbour popped round to see us with a couple of carrier bags full of apples picked from their tree.  I was pleased as my own apple tree hadn’t produced anything this year. This was disappointing as although it is a small tree, I did manage to get a…

The Hungry Student- Easy Baking by Charlotte Pike (Book Review)

During the summer holidays while in York shopping with my two kids I spotted another  cookery book I liked the sound of: “The Hungry Student- Easy Baking”   The front cover caught my eye with it’s distinctive pink colouring and the statement “The first baking book just for students!” The inside front cover reads: “Be the…

Dorset Apple Cake

I’m still catching up on all my blog posts and realised I had made this cake over three weeks ago for the Clandestine Cake Club VCake Event which was called “Regional Cakes”.  As I am originally from Nottinghamshire I wanted to find something that reflected my home county’s heritage.  This was easier said than done.  When…