Freshly baked bread must be one of the nicest smells in the world. Baking bread from scratch is also one of the most satisfying things in the world. I feel like, if you can master the art of bread making you are winning at life.
Vanilla Cupcakes with Matcha Green Tea Icing and Chocolate Ganache
So the Great British Bake Off returned to our screens last week! Eep! I was one of the millions of people who eagerly tuned in for the first episode of the popular show. It is great to have it back on our screens. I think any program that encourages people to get back in the kitchen is a great thing!
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Coconut Sugar Cookies
So I am incredibly excited because last week I received an early birthday present – a stunning Candy Apple Artisan Kitchenaid. I’m seriously in awe of this beautiful mixer. Every year when the Great British Bakeoff is on, I basically drool with jealousy – so you can only imagine how bloody excited I was when I found one in my living room! Continue reading “Coconut Sugar Cookies”
Lemon and Ginger Shortbread
This shortbread is one of my favourite things to bake when I have guests coming round! It can be mixed up in under 15 minutes and baked in around 30 – 40 minutes. In my personal opinion, there are few things in the world that smell better than these little biscuits baking. They are a guaranteed crowd pleaser too! Continue reading “Lemon and Ginger Shortbread”
So a couple of months ago I treated a good friend of mine to a Macaroon Making class for her birthday. She loves cooking and has been dying to learn how to make these beautiful french biscuits. I have attempted macaroons at home before, but have never been able to get them quite right. Mine turned out too grainy and for the life of me I couldn’t work out how to make them smooth and pretty as I have seen in bakeries!
Vegetable and Lentil Loaf
This recipe is fast becoming one of my absolute favourites. So simple to make and seriously tasty. I made this on Sunday and we have been enjoying this all week for lunch. Super handy as I didn’t have to worry about preparing lunches. I would recommend serving with a crisp green salad. Lentils are packed with protein so it makes a pretty substantial lunchtime meal. Continue reading “Vegetable and Lentil Loaf”
Gingerbread Loaf Cake
Gingerbread is normally synonymous with Christmas and winter, but I had a huge craving for it today and decided to make a gingerbread loaf cake! This delicious cake is lighter than traditional ginger bread, and goes perfectly with a cup of tea!
This is quite possibly one of my favourite recipes. Like my Butternut Squash and Kale Risotto, this recipe really showed me that I just don’t need to eat meat. It is SO easy to make and it tastes delicious. It really is just a matter of assembling, as opposed to laborious cooking.
Grain-Free Carrot and Courgette Cake with Cashew Frosting
One of the great things about being a vegetarian is that I always seem to have an abundance of fresh produce in my house! But sometimes I am overly ambitious and either buy too many vegetables, or just don’t get around to using everything in time. This weekend I had half a courgette that needed to be used up, residual from my courgette fritters. I have heard a lot of about courgette cakes. I have enjoyed beetroot brownies, I adore carrot cake, but had yet to try baking with courgette!
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Raw Chocolate and Hazelnut Tart
One of my aims in life is to create recipes that taste amazing and help you feel amazing! Believe me, this chocolate tart does exactly that. It is raw, dairy-free and oh-so delicious. The only sweetness comes from fresh dates and honey. The base tastes similar to ferrero rocher, whilst the filling tastes like chocolate pudding! In my earlier post, I talked about why cacao powder was so amazing – it works really well in this recipe as it provides the rich chocolatey flavour in both the filling and the crust.