• Sweets and Goodies

    Cream Cheese Frosting

    Cream Cheese Frosting….easy?! You’d think so eh? After all it’s a basic frosting, so it should be easy! But for ages – and I mean ages and ages – I was totally incapable of making a Cream Cheese Frosting without buttery lumps in it, didn’t slide right off of the cake, or wasn’t so sweet it made your teeth ache just looking at it! But then a couple of months ago, I made another attempt at it, and I cracked it! I made some great Cream Cheese Frosting. So I wrote down the instructions, to make sure I always made great Cream Cheese Frosting. Yay….easy after all!! But then, a…

  • Recipes - tried and tested,  Sweets and Goodies

    Salted Caramel with White Chocolate…..was meant to be Salted Caramac

    There was a series of events that happened this week, which lead to this post: 1. I was home alone with full control of the TV remote 2. This meant I could watch The Brits without any tutting from the hubster 3. This made me feel intensely old…..for 2 reasons. Firstly I didn’t know half the artists because they are bright young things, and secondly the Lifetime Achievement Award went to one of my all time fave bands, Blur. They were first in the charts whilst I was at college – thus I am old!! Aside: I also fell in love with Adele – the woman girl is awesome!! 4.…

  • 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 our pancakes for a very special day, and today is it – Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, where tradition (and the Christian religion) states you abstain for Lent, which is the 47 days until Easter Sunday. Over the years I have given up many things for Lent: Sweets,…

  • 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 variety of weather we can talk about The full English breakfast (although I forgo the black pudding) and a good Sunday roast! I’m not saying its all great….we also have the boredom of the Premier League, Marmite and Jaffa Cakes but never mind…… However, sometimes I read blogs, written by…

  • Recipes - tried and tested,  Sweets and Goodies

    Christmas Treats

    This week has been busier than I could ever believe. Sunday was spent bringing Christmas to the Daisy Cake household. The Tree was put up, the presents were wrapped, the cards were written but…….. since then I feel like I have totally ignored that fact that Christmas is happening. UNTIL TODAY, when I realised it’s only 2 days away….EEEEEEEK!! I promised sweet treats for friends and family, and so have prepared some of my No Thermometre Chocolate Fudge in both white and milk chocolate, and have made Real Hot Chocolate and Chocolate and Peppermint Creams. There is nothing better than real Hot Chocolate, and by that I mean real chocolate…

  • Cakes,  Recipes - tried and tested,  Sweets and Goodies

    Is it a cake?…..Is it a chocolate?…..

    YEP, it’s BOTH!!! Chocolate Cake Truffles! I predict 99% of people like chocolate cake! I like it. I’m not a lover of it, in fact, if there was a Chocolate Fudge Cake and a Victoria Sponge in front of me, I’d go with the Victoria Sponge every time. But if there was only Chocolate Fudge on offer I wouldn’t say no! BUT, put a Chocolate Cake Truffle in front of me and it would be gone in a flash! Christmas is mad in our family….and I mean mad!!! We have our big family Christmas on Boxing Day, so everyone can see in-laws on Christmas Day. For about 30 minutes on…