A LITTLE BIT OF BAKING

May has been the month for birthdays, and it was Mother’s Day.  Who can’t resist a little cake or biscuit to give to mum with her cuppa in the afternoon, spoil her a little I relish the quiet time I have in the kitchen when the boys aren’t home.  I don’t tend to have anything…

GINGER FLUFF SPONGE

There is something comforting and feels like home when you eat a sponge.  Our neighbour makes the best sponges with passionfruit icing – would make the CWA proud. This was my first attempt at a sponge, don’t ask me why I have never made one before but why would I try when my mum and…

UNICORN CUPCAKES

Every year I look forward to making my nieces birthday cakes.  This year my 4 year old niece asked if I could make her unicorn cupcakes and I loved the idea. Cake decorating is a great creative outlet for me.  I find it relaxing and I am able to express my ideas through baking.  I…

TANGELO AND LEMON THYME POUND CAKE

Pound cakes are a great vehicle for flavour.  You can pimp this recipe to whatever your favourite is.  I have used tangelos in this recipe as they are currently in season, but you can use lemons, orange, lime, coconut, honey – whatever takes your fancy. 250g room temperature butter 1 1/4 cups caster sugar 4…