Suet-Free Mincemeat- How To Be A Domestic Goddess.

Until about five years ago I could never be bothered to make my own mincemeat. Why go to all that trouble when you can buy it readymade in jars? It was when my late mother in law told me that making your own mincemeat was so easy, that I thought I might as well giveContinue reading “Suet-Free Mincemeat- How To Be A Domestic Goddess.”

The Great British Bake Off Christmas- Rudolph’s Carrot Cake.

Wednesday December 6th 2017. I love a good carrot cake.  This version from The Great British Bake Off Christmas book has a special twist to it in that it’s decorated with a reindeer red nose and antlers on the top of it.  Although my children are too old for the leaving goodies out for SantaContinue reading “The Great British Bake Off Christmas- Rudolph’s Carrot Cake.”

The Great British Bake Off Christmas- Mary Berry’s Classic Christmas Cake.

Sunday December 3rd, 2017. Since I gave up baking professionally to concentrate on the day job full time, I’ve had less time to spend on baking things like Christmas cakes. Mr Smartcookiesam says to me every year that I should just go and buy a small one from Marks and Spencer but to me partContinue reading “The Great British Bake Off Christmas- Mary Berry’s Classic Christmas Cake.”

Chocolate Marbled Energy Bars from Delia’s Cakes.

In my monthly challenge “Cooking The Books“, where I choose a favourite baking book and bake one recipe from each chapter throughout that month, I thought I would have no problem at all in choosing a recipe from the Chocolate chapter.   After all I am a total chocolholic!  This month’s turn is to bakeContinue reading “Chocolate Marbled Energy Bars from Delia’s Cakes.”

Cut and Come Again Cake from Mary Berry’s Baking Bible.

Last week I had to take a few bakes along to my local WI meeting to serve up at suppertime.  We take it in turns in groups of three. Usually we liaise between one another and make or buy a selection of savoury and sweet items to take along to share with all the otherContinue reading “Cut and Come Again Cake from Mary Berry’s Baking Bible.”