Farmhouse Loaf, a basic white bread loaf.

There is nothing that I enjoy more then the smell of freshly baked goodies, especially bread! The next best thing is to break off a piece of freshly baked bread….add lashings of butter and some jam, its pretty close to heavenly as heavenly gets! In quest to replicate this feeling in my own home, I…

Banana Muffins… A healthy treat.

Bananas are an all time favourite fruit in my household, but the hot and humid climate of the country is not very kind to them. They tend to get over ripe in a very short span of time if not eaten within a few days, as often is the case. As was the case again…

Chocolate chip cookies with a twist

In the  past when I’ve had  friends over we have always enjoyed a good mug of coffee with a slice of cake or some yummy cookies. It’s no different when we are having a catch on FaceTime or Skype, we each have a mug of  coffee and whatever treat we have laying around the house….

Naked or Iced?

Imagine a world where there is no icing on cakes!!!! I can’t even begin to think of a Chocolate cake or a Red Velvet Cake without any Buttercream or Cream Cheese frosting! But when does the icing stop being that extra oomph of  goodness that only enhances the taste of the cake to being too…

Coffee and Walnut Cupcakes

The combination of walnuts and coffee is a personal favourite of mine! Nothing beats a slice of coffee and walnut cake with a steaming hot mug coffee. Lets just say that I tend to be a very happy person with all that caffeine rushing through my bloodstream. I’ve tried  a few recipes of this combination,…

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…

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…

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…

Iced Chocolate cupcakes

The one request for baked goods in my household is chocolate cupcakes! There was only one recipe that come  to mind ….and that is the Iced Chocolate Tray bake by Marry Berry. I have tried this recipe loads of times and it has never failed me. It works just as well as a tray bake…

Banana Walnut Loaf

I hate to see good bananas go to waste. There are probably about a 101 ways in which you could use an over ripe banana my favourite has got to a Banana Loaf… add a few walnuts to the mix and I’m in loaf heaven. I feel the use of brown sugar in this recipe…