Posts Tagged ‘Baking’

tales of toyland

Feasting on Enid Blyton with Cherry Topped Iced Buns from Tales of Toyland

I feel incredibly nostalgic when I see this lilac, hardback edition of Enid Blyton’s Tales of Toyland. There’s a lovely picture of Tiptoe, the fairy doll and Jolly, the sailor doll, welcoming the toys into their home, one they made themselves out of toy bricks, for their first ever party. I just adored the world that […] Read more…

scones with jam and cream

Feasting on Fiction: The Drowning of Arthur Braxton by Caroline Smailes with Scones

I first wrote about a cake featuring in The Drowning of Arthur Braxton by Caroline Smailes two years ago in my Novelicious column. In this highly anticipated novel, as ever, when reading a Caroline Smailes book, I was astounded by her unique writing and her ability to completely and utterly reel you in, despite the sometimes disturbing nature […] Read more…

Plum Jam & Cream Sponge Cake

Plum Jam & Cream Sponge Cake Recipe

This is actually a fatless sponge, made with just eggs, sugar and flour. Obviously I made up for the lack of butter in the sponge with a huge dollop of whipped cream in the centre along with some delicious homemade plum jam. It is also four tiers, just to make it especially indulgent. Equipment 2 – […] Read more…

homemade penguins

Homemade Penguin Biscuit Recipe

I created this recipe for my Feasting on Romantic Comedy Novelicious column a few months ago, but my children adored these biscuits so much, I had to reproduce the recipe here. It isn’t a quick recipe as there are a few stages (making the biscuit, making the sandwich layer, coating in chocolate) but my goodness they are […] Read more…

chocolate cake easy recipe

Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe

Last Friday I was um-ing and ah-ing. I was going to a friend’s house for dinner and I’d suggested I take pudding. But what to make? I wanted something simple, but looked great. My mind was a blank. But then, on the dog walk during the morning (ideas always come on a dog walk) I decided on chocolate cake. […] Read more…

Battenberg cake recipe

Baking: How to Make a Battenberg Cake

I’ve always been put off making a Battenberg despite it being my husband’s favourite cake. I made one years ago and, for some reason, remembered it as being tricky. So we stuck to the bought version. But then I tried again, and, you know what, it really wasn’t. How to Make a Battenberg Cake Equipment A […] Read more…

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