Appley Caramelly Goodness

Recipe: Gingerbread-apple Upside Down Cake   I saw this recipe on Smitten Kitchen (one of my home-page blogs – yes, firefox takes a long time to load due to unhealthy amounts of food-porn…) and just had to make it! And, as luck would have it, the british transport system failed yet again so I was at…

Snow day baking!

Recipe: Maple Pecan buns   Due to the large amount of snow currently covering the UK, many of us (including me) are home from work as travel is near on impossible! So what better thing to do than warm the house up with some nice baking (ok ok, any excuse to bake…)? You may remember…

Nibbles

I was feeling industrious a couple of weeks ago when my parents had some people over for pre-Christmas dinner. As well as making the main meal (rack of lamb with flageolet gratin …again) I decided to put together some nibbles for when people arrived.   The first thing I knew I had to make was…

Daring Bakers Challenge December 2009: Home for the Holidays

Recipe: Gingerbread House   So I decided to join the Daring Bakers. Basically, it’s a food blog baking ring, which coaxes people into baking complex and challenging confections once a month. It being December and all, my inaugral challenge was to bake a festive gingerbread house. Anyone who knows me will be aware that I…

Rainy Sunday

Recipe: Plum crumble shortbread It’s a nasty day today.  You know, the kind of day when it rains so much you can hear car alarms being set off. The kind of day when the last thing on your mind is venturing into the gloomy, grey outside world. Luckily, I don’t have to because it’s Sunday,…

Birthday treats part 1

Recipe: Fruit and nut flapjacks Having earned my title as ‘the office Nigella’ over the last year and a half, I thought i’d better live up to my name and bring in something home-baked for my birthday rather than just going to M&S like everyone else. The first thing I decided to make was flapjacks….

Baking day

Recipe: Banana cinnamon buns So on Thursday, I was at home all day studying for my (yawn) pensions exams, so I thought I would take the time to bake something I hadn’t tried before. There was also a bunch of bananas getting a little bit past their best, and after a quick search on ‘banana’…