• Recipes - tried and tested,  Sweets and Goodies

    Pancake Stack with Lemon Sugar Syrup

    Today is a very important day…..very important!! Last week, on February 14th, I saw a Facebook status from one of my good friends saying “forget Valentines Day, this time next week it’s Pancake Day!!” and here it is!! For readers in America, you’re probably thinking, so what, we have pancakes every day for breakfast. Well here in England, we save…

  • Cakes,  Classic Combo

    Classic Combo No. 1: Banana and Toffee

    Some things are good together. They’re classic combinations because they go together. You can’t get away from it. Its a fact…..some things, well they just work…like: Strawberries and Cream Rhubard and Custard Laurel and Hardy Cheese and Pickle Chocolate and Raspberry Starsky and Hutch Ham and Mustard Tea and Cake Peanut Butter and Jelly (for the American Readers) Morecambe and…

  • Biscuits and Cookies

    Valentine’s Butter Biscuits

    Happy Valentines Day!! Did you get a card? Was it from a secret admirer? The love of your life? Or someone you’d rather not have received it from? So far today there has been no post, no knock on the door from the florist or chocolate delivery guy, no little jewellery box found hidden in conveniently romantic spot, so…..suffice to…

  • Biscuits and Cookies,  Recipes - tried and tested

    The Epic Cookie

    Inspiration and ideas come in many varied ways. My preferred time to come up with amazing ideas is when I’m walking the dogs – something to do with endorphines and oxygen to the brain I’d imagine. But occasionally I come up with some belters just in day to day life….like when I don’t want to get out of bed because…

  • Sweets and Goodies

    White Chocolate Marshmallow Cups

    I’m very proud to be British, and why wouldn’t I be? Reasons I love being British: A good cup of Tea Victoria Sponge A Royal Family giving us extra holiday days last year and this The British music scene and Glastonbury Festival Digestives, Bourbons and Custard Cream biscuits Eastenders – enough to make anyone feel grateful for their lives A…

  • Cakes,  Daisy Cake Company goings on..

    Lemon Cupcakes

    I love cupcakes!! They are my favourite type of cake to make. Everything about them makes me happy: choosing flavours, designing new recipes, choosing the cases, deciding on the frosting, decorating them, and above all eating them. Cupcakes allow you to have your own little cake, that you don’t have to share, and that’s been baked and decorated just for…

  • baking,  Involves Pastry

    Blackberry and Apple Open Pie

    This post has nothing to do with the recipe below, but I feel compelled to share as I have told a few people this today, and I think it’s been enlightening. Today I burnt myself – badly. But that’s not it…… I burnt myself taking a tea spoon out of a jacket potato……..that’s it!! I baked a jacket potato with…