Category Archives: baking

Gorgeously Golden Spiced Fruit Cake Recipe by Nigella

With the festive season right around the corner, now is the perfect time to get baking. People often wonder why we make Christmas cakes so far in advance, the answer is simple, just like a fine man wine, they get better with age. Bake them in October for a deliciously moist and rich fruit cake. […]

The Great British Bake Off 2017…The Story so Far…..

DISCLAIMER! I must warn you that this blog contains many pictures that could be harmful to some readers’ willpower. Cravings are inevitable. You have been warned.  So, we’re six weeks deep into the ‘soggy bottom’ of The Great British Bake Off. We’ve gained so much from watching the nation’s favorite show already; how to evenly […]

All Things Pumpkin

I wont real off all the benefits of eating seasonally but it’s safe to say I highly recommend it. Not only does in-season produce taste much sweeter and riper due to the freshness but when fruits and veg are picked for consumption at the right time, they have much more flavor and nutrition. With that […]

Top 9 British Bake Off Innuendos!

Selasi Great British Bake Off

We all love the Great British Bake Off, with its delicious deserts and of course Hollywood’s baby blues, its no wonder that it’s the nations favourite program. After 7 series and a collective 45 million viewers, the program has got us well and truly hooked. By 2016, I think it’s safe to say that its […]

The Way the Cookie Crumbles

So, as promised, I have spent the last week baking batch after batch of cookies in order to discover the deepest and darkest secrets as to why the nation’s favourite baked goods can fail so dramatically when we attempt to make them ourselves. I’ve tweaked the ingredients, the baking time, the method, the dough resting […]

Cook the Perfect Valentines Meal for Two

Valentines Menu

So, it’s that time of year again. It seems like everybody is falling in love and basking in their perfect relationships. Valentines is one of those ‘marmite’ days, if you have a special someone, you probably love it (probably due to the presents, chocolate and affection you are set to receive); however, if your love […]

Kids in the Kitchen with Mason Cash

Entertaining kids can be a slog at times, especially with good old English weather. Autumn half term in particular can be a trying week for parents who want to keep the nippers happy, but don’t want to be spending a fortune on days out or to get caught out in the inevitable bad weather. There’s […]

Carmelitas Recipe – Bake With Bake Off Final!

We can’t believe the end is almost here! With the final of GBBO looming, we’re on the edge of our seats to find out who is going to be crowned this season’s winner. Whilst we haven’t got a crystal ball to tell you whether Tamal, Nadiya or Ian will win, we can tell you who […]