Historic Halloween

Hello dear reader, I have been loving all the ghoulish Halloween bakes spooking us all over the internet lately.  It has also been interesting to read the different opinions held throughout the U.K. about Halloween.  A lot of people saying they never celebrated it as children and that it is an American invention and another…

Bara Brith – easy recipe

Hello dear reader, Did you watch the Great British Bake Off? I had been rooting for the lovely Beca from the very start but unfortunately she was put out in the semi-finals.  In an earlier round the challenge was to make a yeasted tea loaf.  Since Beca is from Wales, she immediately knew she just…

Billington’s – free limited edition cake tin

Hello dear reader, I’ve just received my free cake tin from Billington’s and it is so lovely that I thought I’d share it with you… The cake tin is beautifully embossed with the slogan “I’ve been baking” on the lid and the pretty Billington’s logo around the sides.  I can’t wait to fill this with…

Pear and cinnamon Danish

Hello dear reader, I have an unhealthy admission to make.  A few years ago when I worked in Edinburgh and commuted in from Fife, I had to be out of the house before 7am and never gave myself enough time for breakfast.  I got into the habit of popping into a little bakery on my…

My love affair with Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream

Hello dear reader, A few weeks ago I was asked to participate in a market research interview for Rodda’s.  All I really knew about them in advance of the interview was that they make the best clotted cream ever.  I have occasionally tried other brands when I couldn’t get hold of Rodda’s and have always…

Courgette and Mint Soup

Hello dear reader, The glut of courgettes is coming to its end and many of the summer herbs are starting to fade. Here is a very quick and very tasty healthy soup to lift those last couple of courgettes with the fresh zing of mint. The recipe comes from The Fife Diet and fits their ethos…