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…

Chocolate Chip Mint Aero Cake

I was delighted to be asked to make this bad boy for a wee boys birthday. It’s pretty indulgent but yummy. 2 1/4 oz of Cocoa Powder 6tbsp boiling water 4.5 eggs 9oz butter 9oz golden caster sugar 6 3/4 oz of self raising flour 1 1/2 tsp bak7ng powder 1 1/2 tbsp chocolate chips…

muddy boots

I know this is normally a purely food blog but there will be a mention of cake so please allow me this review of the rather excellent Muddy Boots in Fife. The group of mums and dads that I know were quite excited to go and try out Muddy Boots in Fife. Now that most…

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…

Soda bread

One of the best things I’ve discovered in Ireland is soda bread. It’s so rarely sold over here that I have to make my own. I use Rachel Allen’s recipe its an easy bread to make because there’s no yeast and no need to kneed!

#EdinTTTTT a night with Edinburgh Bakers

Last night was the first meeting of the Edinburgh Bakers formally known as The Edinburgh Cake Ladies. The Edinburgh Cake Ladies have been around for nearly three years (i think) but felt that it was time for a name change so that there was no discrimination against men and other forms of baking.  Seems like…

MIA

It has been truly ages since I last blogged. In a time when all I have done is eat I really should be blogging more but time has gotten away from me. Today I’m planning to try my cake for the next Edinburgh Cake Ladies event. It looks complicated eek! I can’t post any pictures…