Mixed Seed and Walnut Flower Pot Loaves

My household has currently been undergoing a Walnut obsession! I’ve made Coffee and Walnut cupcakes, Banana and Walnut muffins and now a Mixed seed and Walnut loaf! This is recipe if from my trusty book from The Women’s Institute. This book and it’s recipes never let me down. This recipe originally does not call for…

A labour of love……Homemade Birthday Cakes.

My fondest memories of childhood have been of my birthdays, there was always a big fuss that was made especially in my childhood. If I were having a birthday party with friends we would get a Black Forest Gateau from the bakery. But as I grew older and birthdays become more of family affair my…

The Very Best Chocolate Fudge Cake

Time again  when I start  planing my daughter’s birthday party. This year’s requested flavour was chocolate with chocolate frosting! This was after she changed her mind about twice The chocolate cake bit was easy, as I had  made this cake from Marry Berry’s 100 Cakes and Bakes before, and it is my all time favourite…

Finger licking Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

I love a good tasting chocolate frosting, having searched high and low for the perfect chocolate buttercream frosting, finally found one that I thought would work and gave it my own twist. I have been making my own Vanilla buttercream frosting for years now…but never a chocolate one. It was amazing easy to make and…

Buttercream Icing.

As far cake decorating is concerned, buttercream icing is the holy grail. It’s extremly versatile, It can be used for sandwiching cakes, cram-coating  a cake before the fondant goes on. And it can be used for decorating cupcakes and cakes with all the different icing nozzles and pipping bags. Not only is it really easy to…

Chocolate Chip Cookies.

The one thing that I have always struggled to bake well has been the chocolate chip cookie!! Up till today I have never managed to bake a good cookie! They would either be hard as rocks or just melt into a massive sheet of crunchy dry cookie! Given my past failures with these cookies, you…

An Easy Carrot Cake

BBC GoodFood has got to be one of my favourite website’s when I am looking for a new recipe to try out and experiment with something new. This is a  fantastic website that has a recipe for every imaginable ingredient under the sun. As much as I like pretty frosted cakes, both to look at…

Mini Apple Pies

I have always considered the humble Apple pie to be an all time classic dessert and sure hit at any dinner party. It was on a lovely summer evening while preparing dinner  that I was hit with an intense craving for a serving of home-made apple pie with a large scope of vanilla ice cream. I…

Delicious, Finger Licking Red Velvet Cupcakes.

I had been craving a Red velvet cupcake for absolutely ages! Having been disappointed time and time again  by the bakeries in Doha and coffee houses, that either made them too sweet or too dry! I decided to try my hand at making them. For some reason I’ve always assumed that they were difficult and time-consuming…