A new direction

When I started writing this blog my life was a little different. Going out for meals was a leisurely thing, baking was something enjoyable that I did to pass the time. Now I have a 2 (almost 3) year old, meals out are fun but stressful, there’s only so long a 2 year old will…

Mint Aero Slices

I love a good traybake. Partly because they are easy to make but also because you can take a sneaky slice before serving them to people. I’ve been playing about with a few traybake recipes recently. This is my aero slice recipe. My boyfriend said it was too dangerous to have in the house because…

Teaparties and Traybakes

I was extremely lucky to be invited along to a Contact the Elderly Tea Party the other week. These are monthly tea parties held for isolated older people all run by volunteers.  They are held across Scotland but I went along to the Dunfermline Branch. It was lovely. Held in one of the volunteer’s houses,…

Fife Baking Club

I was so excited about Fife Baking Club this month. I’ve not been able to go to the last few meetings as I don’t get home in time but a change in circumstance means that I can now make Baking Club again. There’s no strict theme with our club literally just bake something and come…

Yummy Cappuccino Cake

It’s that terrible time of year where at least one person you know has the cold or the flu. Having a small person in the house makes us a bit more susceptible to bugs. Last week I ended up with some sort of flu/ cold bug and felt awful for it. All I wanted was…

Sainsbury’s Bread Mix

Obviously I love to cook and bake otherwise why would I have this blog but sometimes we all struggle for time. Over the course of the next few months I’m going to do a few blogs using the ready made mixes. I can hear the gasps of shock from here but I thought it might…

Jess (Chess) Cake

It was Jess’ First Birthday last week and I made this beautiful cake for her. Here’s the recipe Ingredients 350g caster sugar 350g self-raising flour 350g softened unsalted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 6 large eggs, beaten together and at room temperature A pinch of salt 50g cocoa powder 4 tablespoons of milk White chocolate…

The Food of Love – Fife Baking Club

A lovely time was had by all at this month’s Fife Baking Club. The Theme was “The Food of Love” and on the night there was plently to love. Above are my Lemon Loveheart Cakes, unfortunately I was a bit hasty with my writing and the cakes were quite set so they bled a little….