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.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

little honey mascapone cakes with figs and pistachios

These little cakes are so nice. they are basically like two small cupcakes sandwiched together.
I added some honey to the sponge and also drizzled it on the mascapone with some pistachios
 and half a fresh fig, i think figs go really well with cream cheese.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

four layered pavlova with pinapple orange curd and dried pineapple flowers

i love making pineapple flowers i think they look like sunflowers.
i decided to use them for this tierd pavlova.
 i used the left over pineapple and egg yokes to make a curd to go in it and added orange and lemon, it was so refreshing.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

buckwheat summer berry cake

i thought this cake would be a nice way to use up all the berries i had in the fridge.
i made the sponge with buckwheat flour and then added some whipped heavy cream and a berry compote then added more berries on top.

Monday, 28 July 2014

almond and orange and mascapone cakes

i love almonds so i decided to cover these little cakes in them,
i cut out the centres and filled them with sweet mascapone and the sponge is flavoured with orange and almonds.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

peanut butter dog biscuits

my dog archie would eat everything in sight if i let him. he always watches me bake looking for scraps or stealing stuff when my back is turned so i decided to make him his own treats

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

blackberry raspberry meringue kisses

my mum and my grandma and i went on a dog walk yesterday and we found some blackberries.
usually they are not ready to pick till at least august here in england so it was weird to find them so early so we picked some and i decided to make these meringues.

Monday, 21 July 2014

yum yums recipe

i love yum yums they are my favourite treat to buy from the bakery.
so i thought i would make my own.
if you have no idea what a yum yum is its a bit like a french cruller crossed with a croissant. almost like a glazed cronut.
the dough is like a quick croissant dough that is laminated and folded.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

sunday show off linky party

hi every one i hope you have have had a nice week. the weather has been beautiful here in devon so i have been out on lots of long walks along the coast paths near where we live, we have just got home from a long walk and the dog is already fast asleep and i feel like i wont be far behind him.
thankyou so much for coming over to link up, i cant wait to see what you have to share.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

cherry pie smores with cherry marshmallows

i decided to put a summer spin on the traditional smores and make cherry pie flavour ones, i made home made cherry marshmallows and lattice cookies rather than graham crackers.
they were really good, i love making my own marshmallows at home.
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