Monday, 23 March 2015
Sunday, 22 March 2015
this carrot cake it jam packed with flavours. to make it i added, dessicated coconut, crushed pineapple, chopped walnuts and pumpkin seeds as well as candied ginger pieces into the spiced sponge and then added a layer of grilled pineapple in the middle of the two layers of cake and smothered it in brown sugar mascapone cream frosting.
Thursday, 19 March 2015
I feel a bit naughty, I know you are not meant to mess with a classic but i couldn't help it.
I have been inspired by allot of Asian flavours recently and i wanted to make a cake with a fusion of east and west, i imagined that infusing coconut milk and cream with some bashed lemongrass and some kaffir lime leaves would make a wonderful flavoured custard and i couldn't wait to make it and find out if it worked. I was awake most of the night thinking about it, I'm a bit sad i know!, i carry a little note book around with me in case an idea pops into my head.
Monday, 16 March 2015
Sunday, 15 March 2015
i love tres leches cake its is so moist and flavourful, i adapted kamran siddiqis recipe from his amazing book hand made baking.
i decided to make a two layered cake rather than the traditional single layered tres leches cake.
it is a Mexican cake, tres leche means three milks, which is what the sponge is soaked in.
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
this pavlova is so yummy the meringue is made with brown sugar, earl grey and has chunks of pistachios throughout, then i topped it with a brown sugar whipped cream and mandarin and lemon curd with sliced mandarins and persimmons, then i sprinkled it with more pistachio nuts and pistachio flavoured persian fairy floss.
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
these cupcakes were so yummy. i love maple syrup so when i saw the recipe for maple pecan cupcakes on bakingmad.com i had to try it. i decided to add my own spin on it by adding a little maple rosemary bacon and some brown sugar in the frosting
Monday, 9 March 2015
Sunday, 8 March 2015
i know its a little weird but the cuttle fish ink added such a nice salty flavour to the pretzels, and i promise it did not taste fishy at all.i really enjoy making pretzels, usually i would bathe them in a water bath for 30 seconds first before i baked them but this time i brushed on the water/baking soda mixture and then turned out allot better.
Thursday, 5 March 2015
Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Monday, 2 March 2015
Thursday, 26 February 2015
these muffins are perfect for breakfast and are great eaten still warm.
i love blood oranges and i wanted to make the most of a big bag i picked up recently to i made these muffins with some freshly squeezed orange juice for breakfast.
the season for blood oranges is almost over, but these would work well with regular oranges or even lemon.
Monday, 23 February 2015
Sunday, 22 February 2015
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
when i first imagined this cake it was going to be an large layered cake, but i changed by mind and decided to stick with the humble loaf cake.
it is a very special cake though as i have used nice ingredients like black Hawaiian salt, Madagascan vanilla beans and cut heather honey with some creme fraiche, lets just say its a fancy banana bread.