Monthly Archives: January 2012

Chocolate Marble Cake with White Chocolate Icing

A little while ago, I was flicking through one of my (ever increasing collection of) cookbooks, and writing down a ‘to bake’ list of everything I liked the look of…. As the book was: The very beautiful British Baking by Peyton and Byrne (Oliver Peyton), the list was extensive: The first things off the list […]

Marshmallow Teacakes

Who loves Teacakes? I know I do, but what if instead of the firm set marshmallow of the Tunnocks Teacake, it contains the fluffy gooey marshmallow of Snowballs? Oh and was homemade, which obviously trumps all. —————————————————————————————- Marshmallow Teacakes Recipe – taken from British Baking by Peyton and Byrne Ingredients: Biscuit base: 110g plain flour […]

Peppery Pasta.

A long time ago I watched an episode of Lorraine Pascale’s Home Cooking Made Easy. She made some delicious looking cracked black pepper pasta and as ever I thought “ahhh yes, I should give that a try”, but didn’t actually ever get around to it. There’s no real excuse, I have the pasta making attachment […]

Sausage Dogs and Munchtaches.

I love making biscuits. If the biscuits are cute… even better. The first time I made this recipe, it was for a friend’s birthday. She isn’t a big cake fan, but she does like biscuits…. and Sausage Dogs. It was her 30th birthday too… so that deserves 30 little fellas all looking their best! P.S […]

Today I had to go to work…. but made Falafel!

I got some new books this week, and fancied trying something new from one of them. Recipe of choice? Isa Chandra Moskowitz’ Baked Falafel. Very simple, it involved a tin of chickpeas, onion, garlic, olive oil and chopped parsley pureed together, added to gram flour and some spices, formed into patties and baked. ————————————————————————————- Baked […]

Preparing for hobnob day… Mammoth Hobnob baking, and a new variation.

It’s International Homemade Hobnob Celebration day tomorrow, and plans are afoot for a handout of free hobnobs to the people of bristol. Free handouts require many hobnobs… Butter, syrup and water… added to… Oats, flour, sugar and bicarbonate of soda….. Spoonfuls flattened on a tray…. = many tiers of hobnobs cooling…. However, I also decided […]

Upcycling: Pyjamas into Aprons

I had some pyjama bottoms. I loved them. I wore them lots. Then one of my cats: Butter wouldn’t melt right? Tore a hole in them, which grew larger…. and larger…. until they were really indecent for use as pyjamas. Sad times, what to do? Take these: and unpick the seams… Plus this: and my […]

A tale of two cakes…

On days where I don’t make things, I should probably tackle the pile of things I always wanted to tell the story of but never did…. so here goes: It was my friend Jemma’s birthday, as a surprise I decided to make her a cake. She likes pretty things, Disney, and the colour yellow… what […]

For my birthday…

….I suspect many years ago, I received this book: as a gift from my lovely Lizzie. I love it, it’s full of fun things to make, right up my street…. None of the items have been made, including the one that came pre-cut ready to sew together, until now. A happy few hours well spent […]

Hobnobs are a happy thing.

Anyone that attends any event I host or go to will know that there is a high chance that hobnobs will be present. The lovely Steph from made them first, gave me the recipe, and then created International Homemade Hobnob Celebration Day in their honour. (7th of January this year hobnob fans!) The recipe […]