Mince Pie Cupcakes with Brandy Buttercream and a Butterscotch Drizzle

    This is a combination of ideas and recipes I’ve seen, and they’ve all inspired me to make these cupcakes. The idea of mince pie cupcakes is something I’ve read about around the web a few times, from other bloggers and from recipe websites. I think Nigella Lawson does a version as well. Some have had the mincemeat…

Swiss Roll

The last (and only) time I remember ever making swiss roll was in Home Economics (now more often known as Food Technology) at high school. So I was probably about 13 years old. I don’t remember the method, or how it tasted, or how it turned out. I just remember there being a lot of…

Pretzels

Pretzels come in many shapes and sizes, from the giant to the tiny. They can be hard or soft, and sweet or savoury. A pretzel is basically a dough twisted into what is known as the ‘pretzel loop’ and a double glazing method is used when baking for a dark, shiny effect. They are popular…

The November Lust List

November is here. Dark nights, fireworks and Christmas shopping begins (if you are more organised than me that is!) Maybe some of the items on my lust list this month will end up on your Christmas list! Heart and Scroll Cupcake Box Bakey Cakey from £1.49 Are you planning on giving cupcakes as gifts this…

Staffordshire Oatcakes

I do believe that this is my first ever savoury post! I thought it was about time. These Oatcakes are basically savoury pancakes which you can fill with meat, cheese or vegetables and have as a main meal. There are a few different variations on oatcakes (Scottish, Derbyshire, Canadian) but they all have the same…