Custard Cream Blondies

Custard Cream Blondies - Delicious white chocolate blondies flavoured with custard powder and topped with custard cream biscuits! An irresistible treat for custard cream lovers!

Custard  Cream Blondies - Delicious white chocolate and custard blondies  topped with custard cream biscuits! An irresistible treat for custard cream lovers! Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and new year. We had a very quiet New Year's Eve. I only saw midnight because Tilly had me up for a night feed! Still, it was quite special to wake up on New Year's Day to a brand new year with our tiny person. I'm looking forward to an exciting year for this blog. I've got lots ...

My top recipes of 2017

My top recipes of 2017

My top recipes of 2017 - the recipes most loved on my blog over the past year! With 2017 almost at an end, its time to take a look back on the past year. Its been a busy year for us. We began the year on holiday in Kuala Lumpur, 4 months into our first year of married life. We were living in Hong Kong by the sea, both of us were teaching full time and tutoring most evenings. At the end of the year we're back in the UK, 4 months into life with our little girl as a family of three. Its been a ...

Chocolate Candy Cane Cake

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Chocolate Candy Cane Cake - Two layers of chocolate cake, smothered in a white chocolate peppermint buttercream, and finished with a thick coating of dark chocolate ganache. A deliciously indulgent Christmas treat! This cake was the first proper cake I baked after Tilly was born. I have to admit, it took me ages! I baked the cake layers, then the icing had to wait until the next day. It took me the best part of the afternoon to get the cake covered in icing and decorated. Things that normally ...

Gingerbread Cupcakes

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  Gingerbread  cupcakes - delicious Christmas cupcakes packed full of warming spices, and topped with lashings of vanilla buttercream and a mini gingerbread man!   December is here! We can officially get excited about Christmas! What are you doing to get yourself in the festive spirit ahead of the big day? We are, rather controversially in our house, not having a tree this year. Advent calendars are up though, and I’ve started dotting festive candles around the flat, and switching on ...

Blackberry and Apple Crumble Cake

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Blackberry and Apple Crumble Cake - An irresistible cake made with almonds, packed with blackberries and apples and topped with a delicious crumble When we were planning for our wedding last year, food was a key consideration. We knew we wanted family style dining. We knew we wanted wood fired pizza in the evening, and we knew we wanted lots of cheese served with our local butchers pork pies and plenty of homemade chutney. What we couldn't decide on was pudding. Being such a cake lover, it was ...

Malteaser Cheesecake Brownies

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Malteaser Cheesecake Brownies - Rich malty brownies, topped with creamy cheesecake and crunchy Malteasers, and drizzled with chocolate There's not been going much on the last couple of months on the blog. Partly because we’ve been busy moving into our new flat, but mostly for one very special reason; On the 27th August our little baby girl arrived! Matilda May came into the world just before 7am, and for the past 12 weeks has been turning our lives upside down! The dust has just ...

Terry’s Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake

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Terry's Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake - A moist chocolate loaf cake, packed with chunks of Terry's Chocolate Orange, and decorated with even more chocolate orange! If you love Terry's Chocolate Orange, you're going to love this cake! After my recent recipe for Terry's Chocolate Orange Millionaire's Shortbread I've had a craving for all things chocolate orange. I've had this cake in my head for a while. I wanted something deeply chocolatey and satisfying, with a good hit of chocolate orange. I ...

Cherry Upside Down Cake

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Cherry Upside Down Cake - A delicious cake made with almonds, and topped with summer cherries! We've spent the last few days sorting out our new flat in East London, ready for Andy to start his new teaching job in September. Finally all the paperwork is sorted, and we have the keys, so now we're doing the fun part of packing everything in boxes. Over the past six years living abroad I've accumulated a lot of stuff in my Mum's loft, so its all coming down and being sorted.  Coming back from Hong ...

Lemon Drizzle Layer Cake {for our 1st wedding anniversary!}

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 Lemon Drizzle Layer Cake - Three layers of fluffy, tender lemon sponge, drizzled over with lemon syrup, and filled with lemon curd and buttercream. A true summer celebration cake! On Sunday Andy and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary. I can't believe its been a whole year since our wedding day! We celebrated with dinner at a Thai restaurant on Saturday night, then Sunday we barbecued in the garden with family. We sat around the fire pit sipping on drinks, much like we did on the 6th ...

Pear and Pecan Treacle Tart

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Pear and Pecan Treacle Tart - A crisp, melt in the mouth pastry case, filled with a delicious golden syrup and pear filling, and topped with pecans. A temptingly nostalgic treat! After our move back from Hong Kong we're spending the summer at my Mum's house, my childhood home. Andy's starts his new teaching job in September, and we'll be moving to East London later this month, but while the paperworks gets sorted on the flat we'll moving into, we're back home. It's a full house at the moment. ...