Baking

Coconut, Chocolate and Cherry Traybake

I’m not entirely sure where the week has gone but somehow it is Saturday already and it’s been a week since I last blogged. Yesterday was a very sad dayย for us, we had a funeral to attend. When we got home I needed to do something to take my mind off things, and needed something…… Continue reading Coconut, Chocolate and Cherry Traybake

Baking

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! I hope you are all having a lovely Easter Sunday. It’s been a nice relaxing one here, and I’ve stuck to the plan of eating as much chocolate as I can! I made some more shortbread yesterday but didn’t get a chance to decorate them, so while hubbie was watching the Formula 1…… Continue reading Happy Easter!

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Easter Bunny Biscuits..

Getting ready for the Easter weekend I made a batch of shortbread bunnies. I’ve had this cookie cutter for a while now but have only just got around to using it. For the icing I used Royal Icing with a touch of violet food colouring. I’m a bit of a perfectionist andย I found the icing…… Continue reading Easter Bunny Biscuits..

Baking · Inspiration

The Gingerbread House

“…and when they went close up to it they saw the cottage was made of bread and cakes, and the window-panes were of clear sugar” Hansel & Gretel – The Brothers Grimm Good Ideas for You For the past couple of years I’ve really fancied making a gingerbread house for Christmas, I didn’t get around…… Continue reading The Gingerbread House

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Viennese Swirls

I made some Vienneseย  Swirls today in honour of the start of the Great British Bake Off. I’m so excited it is back on our TVs again, and am eagerly awaiting it to start. I plan to have a go at some of the technical challenges over the weeks. So be prepared to see my…… Continue reading Viennese Swirls