Apple Week #2

I made apple cakes this week! Now that I’ve handed in my essay and things are temporarily slightly less crazy, I managed to spend time baking, and it has been lovely. The first cake I made was a Peyton & Byrne ‘Discovery Apple Cake’ which was delicious and moist, with a hint of cinnamon. The…

Maple and Bacon Scones

This week has been a week of much baking. I was given some free plums, so I decided to make breakfast crumble. Calling it breakfast crumble makes me feel better about the fact that I am essentially eating pudding for breakfast. But if Deb does it, it’s okay. I’ve also made banana bread, and birthday…

Chocolate Cupcakes

This is the second batch of cupcakes I’ve made this week, and I’m so happy with them! Sometimes one of several things occurs: the cupcakes are too firm, the icing to cake ratio isn’t quite right, or the icing is just too sickly sweet. But not these. Oh no. I have finally found the perfect…

Lemon Curd Cupcakes

So, taking from the awesomeness that was the strawberry jam cupcake, I decided lemon curd would be an equally good flavour for these – and hey, meringue based icing and lemon? You know it makes sense. It also happened that Father’s Day was coming up, and my dad likes lemon a lot, so there it…

Strawberry Jam Cupcakes

One day I would like to own a shop like this, and when I do, these lovely Strawberry Jam Cupcakes will be front and centre of the display.  I’m not going to write out the recipe here, but they have an awesome kind of icing I have never made before, which is kind of meringue…

Farewells

My most excellent friend Laura is leaving for Paris in a couple of weeks to do a masters at Sciences Po. Today she left Cambridge to go back home to Gloucester for a while before she leaves for good. Her leaving party was originally meant to include cake, which I unfortunately failed to make, and…