A Touch of Luxury: Amaretti Biscuits

  For some reason I always believed baking amaretti biscuits was a difficult task. Perhaps because I remember an attempt not so long ago that didn’t quite work out. Actually, it was a complete disaster. This photograph is not from that attempt.     That photograph was from a later attempt. One which took several… Read More

Spring flower cake pops

    There is nothing quite like fresh flowers to let you know that spring has finally arrived. What better way to celebrate the end of winter than with a Cake Pop Flower Bouquet?!   (Makes approximately 20 cake pops) Ingredients: For cake: 2 medium eggs 180g self raising flour 140g caster sugar 120g butter… Read More

Easter Chick Cake Pops

    Cake pops are a little different to your normal baked or homemade treats. With a little imagination and a tad more patience, the creative possibilities are endless. Making them takes place over several hours, requiring short bursts of effort rather than long periods of toil, making them perfect to dip and out of… Read More

Valentine Marble Cake

    Mike had a busy day today. As well as sorting the twins’ bedroom in preparation for decorating within the whole 11 days we have left until Baby #13 arrives, tag-teaming me in dealing with the kids and watching the rugby, he also made a delicious Valentine Marble Cake just for me. Yes, I… Read More

Easy Shortbread Recipe

    If you’d like to keep a supply of biscuits to hand but aren’t sure that you’ll have the time to bake them when they’re much-needed, turn to this quick and easy shortbread recipe. It uses basic storecupboard ingredients and takes minimal time to create the dough which can then be frozen for up… Read More