Monthly Archives: September 2012

Simple Apricot and White Chocolate Tarts

I go to an exercise class every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning. 07:30. Before work. I know. Some might say I’m crazy, but for me, it fits in really well to my routine: I get up, throw on some clothes, scurry to the train station, catch the train across to Clifton (or sometimes I manage […]

Salted Caramel Truffles

One of the demos we went to over the weekend was by Edd Kimber. He made a couple of recipes from his new book, Caramelised Banana and Passion Fruit Tarts and Salted Caramel Truffles. I had a bad day. On top of a bad day yesterday. It’s shaping up to be a bad week. Time […]

Sunday: More Cake and Bake Show….

Today we went back for more lovely Cake and Bake Show action. The lady herself, Mary Berry, was going to be there. Along with more from Edd Kimber, and it was to his bakery demo that we first went: He was demoing his 20 minute croissant recipe, which I had seen on his website a […]

Today in London Town…..

….we got up, went to Borough Market for some breakfast: (that would be a Spinach and Feta Spelt Croissant – totally delicious) I also got in a couple of Christmas present purchases, but of course I’m not showing you those as that would be telling! We then headed over to Portobello Road Market, and at […]

I’m off….

….to London for the weekend! I’m leaving Mr M behind and heading off to the big smoke for a weekend with my Mum. Given how long we has been planning to go… I still messed up and left ticket purchasing until last minute, thankfully it all worked out ok in the end! We’re going to […]

Rough Puff Pastry: Cheese Twists and Palmiers

This week’s Great British Bake Off wasn’t particularly inspiring, but I had a whole load of other baking to do anyway. This week is the Above and Beyond Bake Off week, and we had decided to have ours today. Which meant lots of baking. I thought I would give puff pastry another go, and also […]

….and Relax.

These past few weeks have been crazy busy, work has been stressful, people have been angry…. well overdue a break! So thankfully this weekend we went to see my cousin. Along with being amazingly wonderful people with super cute kids, they also live in rural Buckinghamshire in a lovely house with acres of woodland. Lush. […]


My friend bought this book, Knitted Dinosaurs by Tina Barrett. And well… they were all just so darn cute! Not really scary at all. I needed it in my life. But I guess knitting a dinosaur for myself was kind of silly. I need children to justify these things. But I do have totally adorable […]

The Great British Bake Off Technical Challenge: Week 5 – Paul Hollywood’s Hand-raised Pies

I must confess. These pies would fail the technical challenge. Pretty much instantly. Being that I didn’t follow the recipe in the slightest and all. I varied the recipe as I didn’t see the point in making meat pies, being a vegetarian I couldn’t eat them, although I am sure Mr M would have eaten […]

Fondant Flowers: Simple flowers for a Wedding Cake

This as a little overdue post, I had promised it just over a week ago, but I wanted to wait until after the wedding in question (no spoilers here), and hopefully have a picture of the end result! A few months ago my friend’s sister saw a cake online that she wanted for her wedding, […]