#fdbloggerfriends: A Year in Dinners

Here’s the latest edition of #fdbloggerfriends featuring Lizi Beevor, who blogs at https://ayearindinners.com/. Lizi tweeted me interested about partaking in the series and I was happy to reignite the series. You can check out all of the past #fdbloggerfriends guest post by clicking here! I’m Lizi Beevor, and I blog at https://ayearindinners.com/ about food, recipes, restaurants and…

Mini Lemon and Almond Drizzle Loaf Cakes

I’m currently embarking on the next part of my education as I head off to university! I couldn’t leave without doing a final bake and I chose to make a variation of my Mini Glazed Lemon and Almond Loaves. You can find the original recipe for the Glazed Loaf Cake or the Mini Glazed Loaves…

Mini Glazed Lemon and Almond Loaves

My Glazed Lemon Almond Loaf Cake has been one of my family’s favourite cakes of mine and I’m always being nagged to make it. These little loaves use the same recipe except the smaller tins make this cake look incredibly dainty and perfect for when you want a small slice of cake with a cup…

Glazed Lemon Almond Loaf Cake

I have a lot of ground almonds to use up in the house and I’m not really a macaron maker and there are only so many frangipane-related things that you can make. So I decided to invent my own recipe for a Glazed Lemon and Almond Loaf Cake. The addition of the ground almonds makes…

GBBO Dessert Week Challenge 4: Vanilla Cheesecake

I love cheesecake. There’s something about the combination of a buttery biscuit base and a sweet creamy filling that works every single time. This recipe is a recipe which I’ve used ever since I first made it and I’d like to feel that I’ve perfected it. Now the challenge on Bake Off is making a…

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…

Tea-soaked Raisin Couronne with Orange Icing

Valentine’s Day may have passed for another year but that doesn’t mean you can’t still show your love. And I love making bread so I thought I’d devise an original recipe for a couronne. A couronne, meaning crown, is a showstopping sweet loaf and I’ve filled mine with tea-soaked dried fruit and topped it with…

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: Star-topped Mince Pies by Rebecca Herd

I loved having Rebecca write posts for my blog so much so I asked her to write a couple more Christmas-inspired posts for me. You can check out Rebecca’s last post here: Ginger and Fudge Cupcakes After writing my last post, Andrew asked if I would mind writing a Christmas post for his blog. As…

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…

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 – Byron Talbott (Part 2)

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 – 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…