Banana Cake from the Nordic Bakery Cookbook.

Today was a day off from work. All very quiet on the supply teaching front when it’s SATs week so I took the chance to catch up with jobs at home and to relax a bit.  When I was ironing this morning I looked across at my fruit bowl and spotted some bananas that were…

Scandelicious Baking- Flappenjacken.

The other day when we were sat round the table eating breakfast on holiday the conversation turned to my obsession with baking.  Well we were eating croissants at the time and I said I would love to have a go at baking my own croissants one day.  My family sometimes appreciate my efforts, sometimes don’t….

Scandelicious Baking- Toscakaka.

I don’t miss baking and eating cakes when I’m on holiday in places like Spain.  I think it’s because it’s far too hot to be thinking about eating cake and I’m not in my own kitchen.  Although the villas we usually stay at have pretty impressive kitchens I’m happier getting a salad ready, cooking something…

Scandelicious Baking- Dime/Daim Bar Muffins.

Last Friday, at the end of the second week of the summer holidays I was at home in baking mode. I’d had the scales and the oven on to bake some cupcakes for my Dad’s cousin’s Golden Wedding Celebration. My two teenagers weren’t coming to the party but I wanted them to have a treat…

Cooking The Books- A Brand New Challenge For August 2014.

A new month and that means a brand new book in my SmartCookieSam Cooking The Books Challenge. I’ve chosen the fabulous Scandelicious Baking by Signe Johansen for this month’s featured book. I’ve just recently discovered Scandi baking and how delicious it is through going along to the brilliant Balderzens in Harrogate. The owner, Paul’s grandmother…