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…

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…

Chocolate Chip Brownies on a bright winter day in Doha.

Winter in the Middle East is not as we know it in the UK, the days are bright with lovely warm sunshine, a lovely breeze blowing. I woke up on this cool bright morning having the urge to bake something with chocolate, and could not think of anything better then baking chocolate chip brownies to…