December 30, 2018

I rarely bake a type of cake more than once, but this cake is GUARANTEED to be baking away in my oven every single year on the 30th of December.  It’s an absolute given that every New Years Eve, once the clock strikes midnight, the family and I will be huddled around the kitchen table indulging in Vasilopita.  And we’re not the only ones.  It’s a Greek and Cypriot tradition going back YEARS.  You see it’s not just any cake; th...

October 13, 2018

Exciting times are ahead people!  I’m absolutely over the moon to share this recipe with you all.  It’s a MUST Greek staple.  I think I’ve managed to get it right- it tastes just like the ones you can get in the Greek bakeries.  I gave the recipe to a mate of mine so she could make it for a family do and everyone loved it!  So if my Greek mate and her family all approve, it’s got to be a winner!  As a fellow Cypriot I know the...

September 14, 2018

It’s glorious Cake week on the Bake Off and boy oh boy have I been inspired! 

And who doesn’t love a traybake right?  I mean they’re so straightforward to make, versatile and extremely portable!  They’re perfect little squares of delight for lunchboxes, charity bake sales, parties, alongside a cuppa - the list goes on.  A pocket sized cake – Genius.

I had a load of desiccated coconut getting lonely in my baking cupboar...

July 11, 2018

One hour is all that stands between you and this gorgeously light, chocolate swirl of fudgy deliciousness.  It’s crowd pleasing, easy on the eye and an all round favourite in the flavour department.  I’ve topped the roulade with cherries but you can use any fruit that tickles your tastebuds.

I had some last minute guests due for a visit and decided on this as a quick, yet impressive dessert.  Plus a roulade was way overdue...

July 1, 2018

Another Birthday, another Cake to celebrate the occasion!  This time it’s for my 15 year old brother.  As a lover of all things chocolate and American desserts, I knew there was only one cake that could meet the over-the-top standard. Chocolate and Vanilla Cookie dough layers sandwiched between marshmallow buttercream.  Mm, mm, mm! 

If rich, dense and sweet isn’t your thing, turn away now- otherwise you’re very w...

May 29, 2018

Oh I do love a spot of healthy competition I do.  To date, this is definitely my favourite creation, it got 2nd place at the Great British Food Festival in my local area.  Call me ungrateful but I really wanted 1st- I’ve never won anything God damn it! Plus I could’ve really done with the spiraliser they were handing out to the winner... 

Anyway enough with the self pity.  I’ve dusted myself off, come to the realisati...

May 20, 2018

It’s a wonderful comfort to know that for the foreseeable future, I’ll be able to make birthday cakes for those nearest and dearest to me like my children, hubby and so on.  It may sound silly but honestly, what is a birthday without a cake?  It makes me burst with pride to know that my sons will always have a cake made by their mummy (not to mention the money it’ll save me over the years - cakes aren’t cheap you know!)

Th...

April 21, 2018

Now I know I speak for 99.9999% of us when I say chocolate is legendary.  But for me at least, only one chocolate brand is sacred.  Cadbury chocolate.  And i mean Cadbury chocolate in simple form; dairy milk, buttons, twirl, flake (oh God flake).  Another chocoholic who shares my devotion for Cadbury is my mum. Her mother’s day present was a no brainer. A batch of 6 chocolate cupcakes, made using scrumptious Cadbury chocolate....

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