Baking

Caramelised Orange Shortbread with White Chocolate

Caramelised Orange Shortbread with White Chocolate

Today I was musing the idea of using melted butter to make shortbread – as I couldn’t be bothered to either use the food processor or to employ the traditional rubbed in method. I looked at various recipes online and decided to try out my […]

Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake

As part of snow-day boredom, I asked the lovely hubs if he’d like anything baking. He suggested a red velvet with cheesecake frosting. I obliged… 250g plain flour 30g cocoa powder 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda 100g butter, very soft 200g caster […]

Chocolate Melting Moment Cookies

Chocolate Melting Moment Cookies

Had a little bit of a baking session last weekend, and made these – they are SO good! Very moreish and very simple. Make sure that you cook them long enough so that they become beautifully crisp when they cool. This recipe was adapted from […]

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Today I decided to try a new cake recipe. Loosely based on one by Nigella, but modified to fit what I had in the cupboard… 75ml extra virgin olive oil 75ml rapeseed oil 3 eggs 200g vanilla caster sugar 1tbsp vanilla extract 50g cocoa 125ml […]

Another day, another bake…

Another day, another bake…

Hubs asked for some cookies…so I made some. I like my cookies really crammed full of tasty things, so tend to use a LOT of fillings. The base recipe was: 250g butter 1 cup vanilla caster sugar 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 3 1/2 […]