Chocolate Hazelnut Battenberg Cake

There is one classic British cake that I’ve still yet to try and it’s a Battenberg! I took the classic Battenberg cake, which is usually pink and yellow sponges sandwiched together in a checkerboard pattern with jam and covered in a layer of marzipan, and put my typical Andrew in the Kitchen style on it! This…

Passionfruit Raspberry and Almond Layer Cake

It’s been a while since I’ve made a layer cake, I’ve been focusing a lot more on traybakes, simple cakes and cookies recently however I’ve finally gotten round to making a layer cake again and I forgot how much I love decorating naked cakes! Here is the recipe for my Passionfruit Raspberry and Almond Layer…

Product Review: Cake and Handle Cake Boxes

[this post classes as an advert under ASA guidelines] Many times through my school placements, I would bring cake into the staff room. Usually it would arrive either in an old biscuit or chocolate tub or if I was feeling very fancy, a plate covered with foil or even a cake carrier! I know my…

Mixed Berry Coconut White Chocolate Muffins

I always seem to have a bag of frozen berries and fruit in my freezer and in the year of 2020, that seems to have been exacerbated. And I’ve been wanting to throw them into a bake for a while but couldn’t really think of a simple and easy recipe that could incorporate them. Then…

Teatime Malted Milk Cake

Malted milk (or we might know it better by Horlicks) is one of my favourite drinks, it evokes a lot of childhood memories for me and reminds me of having Iced Horlicks in Hong Kong cafes in the scorching heat. It has a slight nutty caramel flavour and that made me think it would work…

Matcha White Chocolate Stuffed Cookies

Matcha and white chocolate go together so perfectly and they work incredibly well together in my stuffed cookie recipe! I adapted my Peanut Butter White Chocolate Stuffed Cookies recipe which was inspired by one of my most popular recipes on the blog, Giant Ben’s Cookies, to be flavoured with matcha and they are utter perfection!!…

Hong Kong Style Cocktail Buns

One of my favourite Chinese bakery buns are Cocktail Buns, sweet buns with a buttery coconut filling. I would say they are a very iconic staple of any Chinese bakery and I’ve made them plenty of times in my kitchen but I thought I would share the recipe so you can try these buns yourselves!…

Matcha Swirl Tangzhong Bread

Bread making is something that I’ve been getting into more recently and I’ve been having lots of fun experimenting and I can’t wait to share more of those recipes with you! I have found that cutting into a loaf of homemade bread to be immensely satisfying but imagine revealing a fantastic swirl pattern inside your…

Peanut Butter White Chocolate Stuffed Cookies

One of the most popular recipes on my blog has been my adaptation of the Ben’s Cookies recipe. That was from nearly 5 years ago and I had an email from someone saying they tried and really loved the peanut butter and white chocolate version of the recipe and I thought it would be a…

Sweet Potato Babka

Lots of people have been getting into bread making during the quarantine period and whether it’s sourdough, making bread rolls or learning to make bread, it’s been great to see everyone get into baking. But of course with that came a huge shortage of flour. I wanted to bake bread like everyone else but didn’t…

Peanut Butter Brownies

The best brownies are fudgy, chocolatey and chewy and I’ve made plenty of brownies using my tried and tested recipe. But now that I’ve developed a recipe to include peanut butter and they are even better! These are my Peanut Butter Brownies! I’ve taken my favourite brownie recipe and adapted it to include peanut butter…

Apple and Plum Crumble

You might associate crumble with being a typical autumnal dessert but I think that crumbles are just perfect anytime you have some fruit that needs using up, especially apples! I’ve taken my glut of fruit and used it to make my favourite Apple and Plum Crumble (or as I like to call it, plumble) I…

Hokkaido Milk Cookies (北海道牛奶曲奇)

If you follow me on Instagram and watch my stories then you would know that recently I have becomed obsessed with Korean dessert cafe vlogs. One particular channel produces these amazing looking cookie boxes which are all freshly baked and packed. This made me itching to get into the kitchen myself and make my own…

Chocolate Cornflake Cakes

Chocolate Cornflake Cakes have always been a classic Easter treat popular with kids and adults alike and in time for the Easter weekend, I’m sharing my recipe for making them! With the isolation lockdown quarantine period still going on, I think many of us have found ourselves venturing into the kitchen a bit more and…