Tuesday, 9 September 2014


I first baked this cake over twenty years ago after I found the recipe in Essentials of Italian Cookery by Marcella Hazan. The book went back to the library and I forgot all about it. Recently to my delight I found it online, baked it and here is the result!

You can find the recipe I used here and see how I tackled the bake here!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014


Lamingtons are chocolate and coconut covered sponge buns. Popular in Australia they are a bit messy to make but well worth the effort! You can see how I bake them here

Monday, 25 August 2014

Traditional Irish Soda Bread

This is my effort at baking Traditional Irish Soda Bread - it has just four ingredients and is quick and easy to make. you will need 450g of plain white flour, 12 to 14 oz of buttermilk a teaspoon of bread soda and half a teaspoon of salt.

You can see how I made it here -  the result is delicious. It also freezes well.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Dulce de leche

This is my first effort at baking the "Dulce de leche" Cake from Rachel Allen's "Cake"

I baked it for my colleague Claire's birthday as I know she is a fan of caramel.

I was pretty pleased with the result and if you are looking for a recipe for a special occasion I
would recommend it! 

you can find Rachel Allen's recipe here and you can watch how I tackled the bake here