Monthly Archives: May 2013

Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes from Ms Cupcake

I am a bit ashamed of my interest in this recipe.  I absolutely, positively love the frosting.  I could eat this mint chocolate chip frosting with a spoon! Ms Cupcake is my local bakery in Brixton.  It’s hard to find cakes in Brixton (it’s an eclectic area, but not a necessarily cake-friendly one!), and I […]

Salt and Pepper Cookies from Baked

I’ve previously mentioned that I was obsessed with the Baked cookbook (it is amazing – I’m constantly browsing it for new recipes to try).  It’s addictive.  I’m sorry – it is absolutely, totally addictive. I’m loving these sophisticated Oreos.  The Baked gentlemen decided to recreate these cookies in a slightly less process, trans-fat filled way, […]

Triple Chocolate Splat Cookies

I happen to LOVE Cadbury Creme Eggs.  I love how they have unapologetically become a year-round phenomenon, between the Twisted bars and the Scream Eggs.  But, far and away, my favourite member of the Creme Egg family is Splats.  Instead of the massive gooey centre, it makes me feel restrained, with its wee little dabble […]

Sea Sisters and Macadamia Nut Fudge

I don’t normally review the non-cookbooks I’m reading (normally because I read a LOT of books – I average about three a week) and also because this is a baking blog – it would be hard to find a food to represent the biography I read of Nick Clegg recently or the book about culture […]

We Love Madeleines

It all started when The Transporter aired on telly recently.  Frankly, I thought it was rather ridiculous (to use a boring cliche, it’s a bit of a guy movie) but a discussion point is the madeleine and how delicious they are.  As a result, Beardy Boyfriend – obviously a fan of the movie – had […]

Maple Syrup Cupcakes

I am obsessed with cookbooks as e-books.  I have a place on my hard drive where I save all of my recipes on my laptop and so being able to stick cookbook recipes there is pretty amazing!  As a result, I’m taking my time to leaf through one cookbook at a time and enjoy learning […]

Stuffed Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

I am obsessed with hot chocolate.  Growing up as a child, I was never allowed to drink coffee (my father firmly believed it would instill bad habits which would lead to lifelong caffeine addiction) and as a result, I still prefer my caffeine in the cold form of a soft drink to a hot form […]