A year ago, I was frequently raving about avocado as an ingredient in cakes/muffins- that is soo 2013 guys. Now it’s all about the sweet potato! Yes, it sounds odd, but trust me, it works (hubby can confirm this!).
Both myself and my darling fiancé are both tea-addicts, we drink it throughout the day, everyday. We literally have a cupboard full of all kinds of varieties: both tea-bags and loose leaf… green, black, spiced… you get the point! Carlos is particularly partial to a cup of Earl Grey. Earlier today we were sat leisurely in one of our favourite cafes, each enjoying a great cuppa (mine a Masala Chai, his an Earl Grey)… when I suddenly had a light-bulb moment… Carlos’ favourite tea IN a cake! Continue reading
Now for perhaps one of my most popular baking ventures yet… wittily named ‘The Douffin’ by my man. It is what I refer to as a Doughnut-muffin hybrid. These naughty-but-nice little fellows resemble doughnuts with their sugar coating, and oh-so-satisfying ooze of jam when bitten into… however have a more muffin-like texture, although lighter. They are also baked in a muffin tray, rather than deep-fried like a doughnut (thus arguably a healthier option? ;-p). Continue reading
My first post! I had to sit and think carefully about what my first post should be about. I came firmly to the conclusion that I should start with what I believe to be one of THE staples of home baking: The Victoria Sponge.