• Cakes,  Involves Pastry,  Recipes - tried and tested

    Raspberry and Chocolate Cupcake Bakes

    It’s not just food, it’s M&S food……. Anyone who has lived for more than 10 minutes in the UK will know that strap line. And let’s be honest, as far as ‘supermarket’ food goes, Marks and Spencer is THE best! However………….   Let me set the scene: We have a weekend ritual in our house. No matter how busy we are we always have a 15 minutes sit down. We make sure it’s warm in the conservatory, and we sit down, with the dogs at our feet (or on the sofa next to us), with a good mug of British tea and an ickle sweet treat. In our house, it’s…

  • 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…