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Want s’more cupcakes?

Want s’more cupcakes?

Its my birthday today, so like the loser (control freak) I am I just had to make my own birthday cakes. Continue reading

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Carrot and Pistachio Cupcakes

Carrot and Pistachio Cupcakes

It’s been a while since a cupcake recipe, so here is my spin on a classic carrot cake, this time with pistachios and a hint of orange. Inspired by the Great British Bake Off. Continue reading

Vanilla Custard Slice

Vanilla Custard Slice

My attempt at one of my childhood favourite sweet treats, the Vanilla Custard Slice. They were hard work, but worth it. Forget the rubbery custard you get in the shop bought ones, these ones use a smooth, vanilla bean enriched creme pâtissière and homemade puff pastry. Continue reading

Rhubarb and Custard Tart

Rhubarb and Custard Tart

I love a good tart. Crispy butter pastry, soft interiors. Winner. Once again this week I was inspired by the lovely GBBO and created this Rhubarb and custard tart. Wobbly, sweet set vanilla custard, spiked with sharp sourness of rhubarb and all encased with short, crisp, buttery pastry. Continue reading

Blackberry and Elderflower Trifle

Blackberry and Elderflower Trifle

I have an overgrown bush. Yep a massively overgrown bramble bush at the bottom of my very unkempt overgrown garden. Annoying to the eye, but come September I always come away with kilos of blackberries which is not a bad thing. So the theme for the Great British Bake Off week three was desserts and … Continue reading