• After Dinner Mint Chocolate Cookies

    I have just burnt my tongue!!!!! These cookies looked and smelt so good coming out of the oven, that I shoved one in my mouth and now have singed taste buds…..but it was SO worth it!! What is not to like about baking cookies? They’re quick, easy, don’t need any paraphernalia, and make your house smell yum!! And add to all of the above,  raw cookie dough is one of my all time faves to steal direct from the bowl!!! Biscuits and Cookies are widely thought of in as being in the same baking category, and I suppose, the way the start as a dough, they are. But, the Traditional…

  • Caramel Egg Filled Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

    I have recently started a commission for Essence Magazine, which is distributed to homes in Surrey and can be found online. Its a great magazine….well, why else would they commission recipes from The Daisy Cake Company?!!   Every month I provide Essence with a brand new, unseen Daisy Cake recipe, and I can now let you, my loyal blog readers, share March’s recipe. If you click on the photo above, you can read the whole magazine (which is really very very good!!). Turn to page 32 and you can see The Daisy Cake Diet’s Caramel Egg Filled Chocolate Crinkle Cookies in full. Because, what else would you do with all those…

  • Its been a while……

    Weeeeell, hello there stranger! How are you? I know, I know, it’s been a while, but you wouldn’t believe how busy I’ve been. Let me give you a quick run-down of what’s been happening since I spoke to you last. My dream of owning my own tea-room and cake shop was screaming louder and louder at me, so on December 4th I handed in my notice from a full-time career, to take a part-time job, which would allow me to spend more time making and selling cakes. I had a month before starting the new job, so as it was coming up to Christmas I thought I’d get some shopping…

  • Red Velvet Cookies

    WOW!!! London you were amazing, Team GB you were completely awesome. I’m all Olympiced out. What an amazing couple of weeks, and today it somehow seems wrong to not be watching another sport on the television.   I have well and truly become an armchair expert in loads of different sports, and have gone through a wealth of emotions whilst watching the games. I’ve been moved to tears watching horses dance to music, have sat on the edge of my seat watching the rowing and cycling, have almost been too scared to watch Peter Wilson shoot his last 2 shots in the Men’s Double Trap, have screamed at Mo Farah…

  • Lemon Crumble Bars

    If you live in the UK, There are 2 things you can’t have failed to have noticed this summer: 1. The Olympics are nearly upon us – yep, London 2012 will be opening in just a weeks time. 2. It hasn’t stopped raining for what seems like forever!!   Firstly the Olympics. Personally I’m very excited. We get TV Olympic coverage at a time of day I’m not in bed, sleeping. But then I don’t live near the Olympic Village. I do however, have a ‘proper’ job at a big Dance Shoe Company, and the factory and offices are based in Hackney. Oh…. My…. Life…..how much things have changed in…

  • 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…

  • Is being a Domestic Goddess Hereditary?

    It came as a big shock to me, when I was a teenager, to discover that people regularly eat shop bought cake! Seriously…..I was genuinely surprised!! My Mum, and my Nan before her, always cooked and baked! Chips from the chippy were a treat for me, as was a fishfinger sandwich on sliced white bread, and this wasn’t because we were food snobs, but because we always had home-cooked food….Sunday roasts, casseroles, soups, layer cakes, scones, savoury pies, home-baked bread, cupcakes, lemon meringue pie, the list is endless! I believe there are a few reasons for this…. my Nan and Grampy had a smallholding with chickens, a pig, and crops,…