September 26, 2012

nigella lawson's brownies

for my one and only...made with love and devotion at 11 o'clock at night. I can't complain as this is the best brownie recipe I have ever tried and people just keep coming back for more. 

This is from Nigella Lawson's book How to be a Domestic Goddess. I think I have mastered this art by now...

Savour and enjoy!


September 22, 2012

three-tier cupcakes

these three tier cupcake are just stunning for a white wedding. A little patience goes a long way. Just use a simple vanilla cupcake mixture recipe and bake in a combination of muffin, cupcake and mini-cupcake cases. 

Ice with a simple vanilla buttercream icing and stick royal icing circles on the top. Then, with a piping bag and some thick icing, create loop holes round each cupcake and stick a sugar rose on the top.

Serve on a plate with a doily for some old-fashioned fun.


crouching tiger, hidden zebra cake

play hide and seek with this beautifully striped cake. Technique is everything when making this scene-stopper. I couldn't resist a warm slice as soon as it was removed from the oven..

This is certainly not as hard as it looks and what an amazing name for a very impressive cake. It is certainly going into my favourites.

See how Loraine Pascale does it and check out her recipe below.


September 10, 2012

the classic bakewell tart

britain wouldn't be without it's bakewell tart. And this recipe does not disappoint! With a Bonne Maman raspberry jam base layer and freshly crushed raspberries to add a healthy kick to what would otherwise be a sugar-laden british dessert, I added a frangipane paste and a sprinkling of sliced almonds to make this tart a family favourite.

Check out the amazing Peyton & Byrne British Baking Book for this delicious recipe.