Black and White Cookies

Continuing on the theme of cookies… In November 2008 my sister and I visited America for the first time. It was an eventful trip – we visited 3 cities in 13 days, and during the time we spent in Chicago we watched the election results roll in, and saw Barack Obama’s victory speech as we…

Meeting Deb!

Okay, so a number of things have happened since I became incredibly lazy and stopped posting on here for over a month: 1. It got cold enough that I can now eat porridge for breakfast. 2. I baked another upside-down blackberry cake, oatmeal cookies, and courgette crisps and probably other things that I forgot about….

Breakfast Recipes and Brownies

A while ago over here, I wrote about how I’ve cultivated a love of breakfast over the past couple of years. Yesterday I went out and bought the Smitten Kitchen Cookbook (yes here I am shouting about SK again), and much to my delight it has an absolutely fantastic breakfast section. Without wasting any time…

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…

Birthday Week

So I’ve had a super busy week, with my birthday and my friend Rachel’s birthday the day after, various birthday celebrations, trying not to faint during an actual heatwave in England, and of course, making cake. This year I received a coffee and walnut cake from my family (yay!) which was really tasty, and some…

Summer Baking

So the other week I got all up with Smitten Kitchen on The Royal Moose, after making some truly delicious rhubarb and cream cheese hand pies. The thing about baking is that you’re never satisfied with the recipes you already have. Always looking for new ideas means that I have got an enormous amount of…