pomelo lemon and poppy seed muffins with ciitrus thyme syrup glaze

Sunday, 25 January 2015

these buttermilk muffins have little pieces of chopped up pomelo in with the juice and zest of a lemon. i brushed them with a citrus honey and thyme syrup and sprinkled some pearl sugar on top.

guest post over on butter and brioche

Friday, 23 January 2015

I have been a bit M.I.A this week as I have been up in London and im away again next week so i don't have many posts to share but I do have this recipe for pink grapefruit and rosemary madeleines over on butter and brioche 

lemon and vanilla creme patissiere brioche tart

Sunday, 18 January 2015

this was one of those recipes that just seemed to come together, i had some left over brioche dough and decided to make this tart,
sometimes the best things are made when you just play around with ingredients.

winter citrus honey and saffron syrup cakes with sweet labne

Thursday, 15 January 2015

these little syrup soaked cakes a packed with citrus flavour. i added juice from a lime, lemon and pink grapefruit in to the sponge and the syrup.
i made the labne and sweetened it with honey and a vanilla pod

Caribbean princess cake from hand made baking cookbook

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

 I flicked through the cookbook "hand made baking" and saw the recipe for the Caribbean princess cake it looked amazing and i have been dreaming making it ever since.
it is based on a Dominican cake whixh is why i was so excited about making it.

pear and parsnip cake with rosemary syrup

Sunday, 11 January 2015

I got April carters new book "decorated" for Christmas and fell in love with the apple and parsnip cake recipe in it, i decided to make it over the Christmas break and really enjoyed it,
 So i made it again today but this time with pears in place of apple.

pear salted caramel and almond challah

Thursday, 8 January 2015

 I love making bread, especially challah.
i was making a pear challah and I was going to put honey in it then i changed my mind and used some salted caramel instead sauce instead it was lovely.  If you don't have any then try adding 3/4 cup of honey and only add 180ml water.

pink grapefruit and rosemary breton meringue tarts

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

these little meringue tarts are so nice, they have a breton biscuit base laced with rosemary and a pink grapfruit curd topped with sweet italaian meringue. i adapted a recipe from rachel khoo and added rosemary and lemon and pink grapfruit.

devon cream tea traditional english scones with cream and jam

Monday, 5 January 2015

i feel very lucky to live in Devon as i can get a cream tea in every cafe i walk in to.
it consists of a plain or fruit scone topped with clotted cream and jam, and it is served with a pot of tea. homemade scones are wonderful to have at home for a little treat and they are so easy to make.

honey and rosemary shoofly pie from four and twenty blackbirds pie book

Friday, 2 January 2015

wow, its the only word that comes to mind to describe this pie.
i have always wanted to make/try a shoofly pie so when i saw a recipe for a honey and rosemary one in the four and twenty blackbirds pie book i had to make it.

pomegranate pistachio and lemon biscotti

Saturday, 20 December 2014

 i really love biscotti they are so crunchy. these have lemon, pistachio nuts and pomegranate seeds with a tangy lemon icing.

matcha macadamia nut white chocolate brownies

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

i love these brownies especially because they are green, i call them grinch brownies.
the white chocolate in these seems to caramalise slighty to create an amazing flavour they are really moist and squidgy, just how i like my brownies.

banoffee pavlova with honeycomb

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Who knew brown sugar would make a great such a meringue. It creates such a wonderful flavour, and that paired with the bananas, honeycomb and caramel sauce makes a great pavlova. 

pork pies with quails eggs

Monday, 15 December 2014

i love pork pies, they are little traditional English pies, these ones have little quail eggs in the middle.
i made them with hot water crust pastry.
we usually have them as a lunch time snack, it was really nice to make my own.

cookie dough chocolate bark

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

i love cookie dough and i love chocolate so it was no surprise i came up with this simple holiday treat. it is so easy to make and will be a big hit trust me.
you could keep it as bark or slice it into smaller chunks and wrap it in baking paper as candies.

croissant waffles with orange butter and pomegranate glaze (waffants)

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

well where do i start, I'm so excited to share this recipe that i dreamt up the other night.
these waffles are made with croissant dough, but it is not just any old croissant dough, it has orange zest and cinnamon folded into the butter to make them extra special.
we have had the cronut so i decided to invent the waffant.

easy homemade teabags christmas gift idea

Monday, 8 December 2014

if you know someone who loves drinking tea then this would make a great Christmas gift.
its is so easy to make, i got some empty heat seal teabags from ebay that you fill up your self, but you could use coffee filters or even muslin.

peanut butter st honour with peanut brittle

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

these were so good, if you love peanut butter then you are going to love these.
on paper they seem hard to make but they are not really its just that require a few steps to make them.

christmas spice marshmallows

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

these marshmallows taste like mouthfulls of christmas,
i experimented and used a mixture of brown sugars rather than just using caster sugar i think it added the extra flavour,

triple gingerbread scones with cranberry curd

Sunday, 30 November 2014

these scones were so yummy we ate them while they were still a little warm,
they have ground ginger, stem ginger in syrup and candied ginger in them,
i added some cinnamon and nutmeg too to give them a seasonal flavour and made some cranberry curd to have with them.
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