Cooking The Books- July Challenge Update.

In July my Cooking The Books Challenge was to bake one or two recipes from each chapter of Celebrations At The Primrose Bakery. At the beginning of the month this didn’t seem too daunting but as it got closer to the end of term things went crazy. I did a lot of baking but not…

Cupcakes from Primrose Bakery Celebrations.

I wanted to get started on my latest Cooking The Books Challenge so what better excuse was to bake for my school’s Summer Fair?  This month’s book is the third Primrose Bakery Book- “Primrose Bakery Celebrations” and I have had it for several months now and not tried any of the recipes out of it….

My Cooking The Books Challenge for July 2014.

Another month= another book in my monthly Cooking The Books Challenge.  Now it’s July I needed to think of another book that would have recipes I would enjoy baking yet my family would eat them! This month it’s going to be Lisa Thomas and Martha Swift’s third book from the Primrose Bakery, this time their…

Plum Cake from The Primrose Bakery Cookbook

Another Sunday, another dessert to think about for a family lunch.  This time I had a joint of beef topside to roast with some Yorkshire Puddings, lots of veg and gravy.  My vegetarian daughter ate a Vegetable Kiev with the potatoes and vegetables, which she really enjoyed.  This weekend we have had my mum staying…

Blueberry and Polenta Muffins

This morning I woke up with a huge urge to bake muffins.  Muffins are not something I have baked a lot of recently due to the fact that I end up making more cupcakes and cookies than anything else really.  I have always loved making them though and used to make them regularly with my…

The Primrose Bakery’s Strawberry Cupcakes

Last Sunday I spent all day running a stall at a local craft fair in Masham, which is about a 40 minute drive from where I live.  I love visiting Masham, it’s such a pretty market town.  When my children were younger we would often drive up into the Dales and stop in Masham on…

The Primrose Bakery’s Mars Bar Cake

Yesterday morning I was in experimental mode.  As it is the school holidays so I have six weeks off from my day job as a teaching assistant/ supply cover in a local primary school, it means I have more time to “play” with recipes and try out new things.  Most of my Yorkshire Bakery commissions…

Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake

I just love Lemon Drizzle Cake and make it often for family, when friends come over and for customers. Mine is usually a circular one though, or sometimes I make it like a traybake served into slices. Whichever way you serve it, I just love it.  Nothing else tastes like it, the sweetness of the…

Peanut Butter Cupcakes

When I was looking through my two Primrose Bakery cookbooks and planning what to bake next, I was spoilt for choice! Lots of delicious mouthwatering cupcakes with different tastes and colours, also different flavours some more unusual than others. Then, one evening about 2 weeks ago my choice was made for me. A customer asked…

Mint Chocolate Brownies

Who else out there likes brownies? I don’t know many people that don’t. I would love to know what it is that brownies have that send people into raptures, is it the chocolate?  The fact that there’s rather a lot of sugar in them? Or that the chocolately gooey gorgeousness just melts in the mouth….