Carrot Cupcakes with Lemon Icing

Carrot cake is one of my favourite cakes, with the natural sweetness of the carrot working with the spice and the tanginess of the cream cheese frosting. This vegetable cake is incredibly light and moist because of the use of oil instead of just margarine, allowing more air to be incorporated. Although the classic carrot…

Guest Post: Reindeer Cookies by Rebecca Herd

I’ve really loved how down to earth Rebecca’s Christmas recipes have been. They’re simple and something that you can do with little children across the festive period. You can see Rebecca’s other guest posts: Ginger and Fudge Cupcakes and Star-topped Mince Pies I love the way these turned out and how creative you can be…

Guest Post: Bûche de Noël by Luca Marchiori

I’ve got another one of my Guest Posts from a fellow food blogger, Luca Marchiori for the 2nd post in my Bumper December. I met Luca on Twitter, as seems to be the case all too often these days, and when he started tweeting these amazing bakes I discovered his blog. Then I had the…

Guest Post: Ginger and Fudge Cupcakes by Rebecca Herd

Unlike my last guest post, you will not have heard of the author of this guest post. Rebecca Herd is a true foodie like me, as you’ll discover below. I met her on Twitter through Bakechat, a Twitter discussion organised by the 2013 bakers from GBBO in which we, as a baking community, asked (and…

All Butter Almond Cookies

There’s something about the smell of freshly baked biscuits and toasted nuts that makes these biscuits to die for. They are ridiculously simple to make and you’ll be surprised that such a small quantity of dough will make a huge batch of biscuits, so these are great for parties or giving as gifts for friends’…

Cornflake Crumble Cake

American coffee cakes, many of which do not actually contain coffee but are meant to be served with a cup of coffee, have always been my guilty pleasure. They have a rich buttery streusel topping and filling which is sandwiched between the raw cake mixture and gets baked in between. The cakes are always incredibly…

Apple Pie Cake

This cake is a true showstopper because not only does the cake boast an impressive 3 layers of sponge, amazingly heady with cinnamon, but is topped with caramelised apples and a cinnamon cream cheese frosting. The recipe does come from Edd Kimber’s first book The Boy Who Bakes, and you can see my review for…

GBBO 14 Episode 2 Review: Biscuit Week

The second episode of The Great British Bake Off aired tonight and really showed each of the baker’s skill. The biscuit week demanded the remaining 11 bakers to make their signature savoury biscuits, Mary’s technical Florentines and a showstopping 3D biscuit scene. Eliminated: Enwezor My Prediction: Nancy Star Baker: Richard Good: Luis Bad: Norman Best…

Food on Youtube Archives – The Boy Who Bakes

I’m continuing the search of the Youtube food archives with Edd Kimber’s Youtube channel. Some of you may not have heard of Edd Kimber. Well he was the champion of the first series of The Great British Bake Off and has gone on to have an amazing career, having worked with the likes of Raymond…

Food on Youtube Archives – CupcakeJemma

I’m continuing the search of the Youtube food archives with CupcakeJemma’s Youtube channel. Jemma runs Crumbs & Doilies, an incredibly hip and modern London-based cupcake and cake shop. Each week she posts a brand new video demonstrating a new cupcake recipe, a new technique or a behind the scenes of the shop. With over 50,000…

Food on Youtube Archives – InTheKitchenWithKate (Part 2)

I’m continuing the search of the Youtube food archives with InTheKitchenWithKate’s Youtube channel again. InTheKitchenWithKate is a British Youtube channel. Kate posts videos every Thursday at 5pm GMT and takes her inspiration for recipes from both celebrity chefs such as Rachel Allen, Ina Garten and Mary Berry and requests from her subscribers; comment in the…

Food on Youtube Archives – Byron Talbott

I’m continuing the search of the Youtube food archives with Byron Talbott’s Youtube channel. If you haven’t heard of Byron Talbott before, I think it’s time to prepare yourself for a good hour of gasping in awe of the beauty of the food that Byron continues to produce without fail as you binge-watch his videos. In…

Food on Youtube Archives – StephenVlog

I’m continuing the search of the Youtube food archives with Stephen Georg’s Youtube channel. Now you wouldn’t instantly assume food with Stephen Georg partly because he isn’t a food Youtuber but Stephen is a daily vlogger, meaning in essence, he posts videos every day filming his daily life. His wife Mal often cooks dinner, that…

Food on Youtube Archives – Donal Skehan

I’m continuing the search of the Youtube food archives with Donal Skehan’s Youtube channel. Donal Skehan is an Irish cook, perhaps known best for his role on Junior MasterChef as a judge and his TV series, Kitchen Hero. Like myself, Donal has a food blog which he began back in 2007. Since then, Donal has…

Food on Youtube Archives – InTheKitchenWithKate

In this month of July, I’m celebrating the summer (and my holidays) by treating you to a post every day. I’ve had some great feedback from the recent ‘Food on Youtube’ series I started in May and so I’d thought I’d continue the series by posting some of my favourite older videos from the Youtube…