Blackberry, raspberry and almond muffins

I have been trying to master a few recipes in the last week. From making brioche to different pastry types to muffins. Let’s just say it hasn’t gone too well. I can now admit, that brioche is not as easy as people claim and after four attempts, I failed dismally and vowed never to make…

Easy puff pastry

It’s so very easy just to pick up a packet of pastry from the shop when needed, but it is just so much more rewarding and satisfying not to mention tasty when you make your own. Of course, this isn’t an option for everyone. It does take way more time up and when busy lifestyles…

Old fashioned coffee and walnut cake

Yesterday I shared with you my coffee buttercream recipe, this was just the lead up to my coffee cake. My mother and I had a slice of this when it was freshly made and she said it was just like the one my grandmother used to make. This pleased me to no end. I never…

Coffee buttercream icing

This isn’t a very long winded or glamorous post but I feel the need to share this recipe for anyone out there that is looking for a nice, simple buttercream icing that can be adapted to most flavours and colours.I have chosen a coffee buttercream icing today. With only a few weeks left to go…