Monday, 22 September 2014

brown butter cinnamon kugelhopf with pomegranate icing

the cinnamon and brown butter in this kugelhopf go really well with the pomegranate icing.
a kugelhopf is a yeast risen cake i just love the name of it.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

apple pie for one

sometimes its nice to just have a pie to your self, i hate to make a big pie when its just the two of us,
i baked this pie in a large tea cup it could be shared with two spoons if you don't want to eat it all to your self. there is enough dough to make one large mug pie or two smaller ones.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

rocky road filled chocolate cake

i decided to fill this chocolate cake with a layer of rocky road, it is full of mini marshmallows, nuts, crushed cookies, dried fruit and mini meringue drops. it is great for a party.
this chocolate cake recipe would be good for other recipes too if you double the quantities.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Tiramisu cake with hazelnut dacquoise and homemade lady fingers

i made this tiramisu as a treat for my partner, i decided to make it a little different and to layers of hazelnut meringue as well as home made lady fingers.
i dont like coffee but for some reason i really love this dessert

Sunday, 14 September 2014

blueberry lavender scotch pancakes with earl grey fudge sauce

these pancakes were lovely and fluffy and the earl grey fudge sauce was so yummy.
the combination of blueberries, lavender. earl grey and chocolate went really well together, and even better they are so easy and quick to make.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

blackberry apple courtesan au chocolat

After watching the grand Budapest hotel i have wanted to make some courtesan au chocolat.
 I decided to make them with blackberry and apples as i have an abundance of them left from a weekend of foraging.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

coconut coated sponge cake topped with fruit

i decided to decorate this cake with flaked coconut and fresh fruit, rather than butter cream i used fresh cream so this cake is really light. i prefer fresh cream sometimes.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

momofuku inspired cookie dough chocolate cake

this cake is so good but it is very naughty as it has a layers of chocolate cake topped with ganache. cookie dough balls. oreo crumbs and cheesecake.
i got the idea from momofukus milk bar as their cakes are built up the same way.
it tasted so amazing and is totally worth it.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

syrup soaked turkish shortbread

these little short breads are really easy to make and they taste wonderful.
soaking them in the syrup gives them a nice texture that's soft but still crunchy.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

sweetcorn blackberry and lemon cake

when you think of sweetcorn you don't usually think of it being used in a cake, but trust me it is really nice, it adds a slight sweet earthy flavour and paired with lemon and blackberry it really works.

Friday, 29 August 2014

my last days of summer cake with seasonal fruit and mini baked doughnuts

i wanted to make a cake to mark the end of summer as it is feeling more like Autumn every day.
there are leaves on the ground and the evenings are drawing in.
i used blackberry and apple for onr layer and peach and blueberries for the other.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

croquembouche cupcakes

these croquembouche cupcakes are great for celebrations as they look a little special.
they are quite easy to make too.
the word croquembouche means crack or crunch in the mouth.

Monday, 25 August 2014

apple almond tart

even though we are not quite out of summer the weather has turned and I'm starting to crave autumn comfort food so i made this almond and apple tart.
its really easy to make and tastes so nice warm.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

rosewater cardamom and orange genoese cake

they say that cardamom is the queen of spices so i decided to make a cake worthy of a queen, i also added rosewater and orange to create this cake.
i made a genoese sponge as i find it great for building tiered cakes

Monday, 18 August 2014

blueberry and saturn peach pop tarts

these little pies are so easy to make and they taste really good, i made these with peaches and blueberries but they can be made with any other fruit you have to use up. 

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

natural coloured rainbow cake with edible flowers

i wanted to create a rainbow cake with natural flavours and colours rather than using food colouring as i know some people can not have artificial colours and flavours.
i got the flowers from maddox farm organics i asked for a rainbow selection to go with the cake I'm so pleased with the beautiful selection they sent.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

chocolate and beetroot cake

i love chocolate and beetroot together, the deep earthy flavour of the beetroot goes so well paired with the rich flavour of the chocolate, and its great as it keeps the sponge nice and moist.

Monday, 11 August 2014

blueberry peach macaroon thumb print cookies

i added blueberry sauce into the macaroons to turn then a lilac colour and give them extra flavour then i made a quick peach jam to drop in the centre of each one.
i added 150g desiccated coconut and 50g almonds rather than just using coconut on its own.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

peach and blueberry frozen yogurt cake

this is so easy to make, and is so nice and refreshing on a warm summer day, i used peaches and blueberries but other fruits like strawberries and raspberries would also be good.
you could also add a biscuit base if you wanted.

Monday, 4 August 2014

hazelnut dacquoise with blueberry cream

a dacquoise is a nutty meringue, i used hazelnuts for mine but almonds are also good.
i used blueberries to add flavour to the cream and then decorated it with some cornflowers.
it is gluten free so its great for people with allergies.
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