I love participating in the annual Blogger Cookie Swap – not only is it for a great cause, but it’s also a chance to force myself to get creative and come up with a new recipe.  I use the feedback from my family and recipients to see if it’s going to be a keeper (and […]

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

It doesn’t get bigger in the food blogger community than Ree Drummond, founder of the Pioneer Woman blog and presenter of her own show on the Food Network.  Her food is much beloved for a reason – it can be quite easy to make as well as incredibly delicious.   So when I started browsing in […]


I pretty much consider Christmas to be baking season – while yeah, who doesn’t enjoy Christmas classic movie (Die Hard, Home Alone, How the Grinch Stole Christmas) and receiving Christmas cards and seeing family and snuggling up on the couch with hot cocoa while watching snow fall – but definitely the best part is baking.  […]


Last Saturday, I organised a special girls’ day out for Beardy Mum and two of my friends.  Our destination?  The macaron making masterclass at Ganache Macarons.  I had won the class from a Facebook competition – after pressuring everyone I knew into helping me with it (this amazing class was NOT something I was prepared […]

Blueberry Scones

When it comes to supper clubs and home entertainment, Kerstin Rodgers, MsMarmiteLover, is one of the most popular success stories in London.  Going from her last book, which gives advice for aspiring supper club chefs and even particularly keen dinner party hosts, Secret Tea Party focuses on the lovely afternoon tea.  The book covers more […]

Caramel Apple Cheesecake 1

I don’t need the cynical voice in my head when I’m browsing baking ingredients.  I have Beardy Mum.  It will inevitably occur when I’m home, browsing Target or Walmart, possibly with a moaning Beardy Fiance in tow.  He will have wandered off to the tool section, while I try to focus in on the seasonal […]

Polar bear cupcakes

There has been a change in British supermarkets since the success of the Great British Bake Off.  Before, chocolate chips were thin on the ground and a even cake mixes were limited to classic Victoria sponges.  But I’ve seen more and more interesting and creative baking accessories, to the point that, while browsing for a […]


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