My First Sunshine Blogger Nomination

This week the lovely Sílvia of The Happiest Pixel nominated me for a Sunshine Blogger Award. Silvia lives on the island of Menorca (I’m extremely jealous) and her beautiful blog features some amazing recipes along with an inspiring collection of wonderful photos. Along with food and photos, she’s also a big cat fan and said when visiting a new home she often pays more attention to the cat … Continue reading My First Sunshine Blogger Nomination

Chocolate, Hazelnut And Coffee Cake

In general I usually shy away from chocolate cakes, opting for a lemon or Victoria sponge instead, so I’ve tried to develop a chocolate cake recipe that works. I love Nutella more than life so here I’ve added in chopped, roasted hazelnuts to create a similar flavour and the addition of coffee makes the whole thing richer and balances off the sweetness of the chocolate … Continue reading Chocolate, Hazelnut And Coffee Cake

Lemon Curd And Vanilla Jammy Dodgers

Jammy dodgers are a thing of retro beauty and there’s something truly special about their crumbly shortbread layers and sticky jammy insides. Here I’ve shaken up the recipe with a spoonful of zingy lemon curd and a creamy vanilla buttercream filling. The two vanilla biscuits form layers around the creamy vanilla layer and lemon curd combining into a delicious lemony biscuit. They’re relatively easy to make … Continue reading Lemon Curd And Vanilla Jammy Dodgers

Surprise Smarties Chocolate Cake

A few months ago I started volunteering for the brilliant charity Free Cakes For Kids and the latest bake I made was a smarties chocolate cake. It was a for a three-year old boy and I decided to have a relatively simple design but with a hidden smarties ‘surprise’ inside. The charity works all over the UK and I actually first heard about it when … Continue reading Surprise Smarties Chocolate Cake

White Chocolate And Peanut Butter Cookies

As there’s now only 20-something weeks until my wedding day, instead of baking for Rob and I, I’ve upped my baking for the office. This means I get to fulfil my baking urges but without ending up eating everything I’ve made. Cookies are an easy and quick way to make something delicious and they’re great if you want to transport them somewhere – such as … Continue reading White Chocolate And Peanut Butter Cookies