Rum Baba

Whilst I was up visiting my granddad the subject of rum babas came up one day. After a lengthy trawl of all the local supermarkets that came up with nothing I was directed into making them from scratch. These were yeasted rum babas from a Something For The Weekend recipe. They rose far more than we expected leaving us with monster sized rum babas. They were absolutely delicious but slightly dry. Next time we will make them much smaller and prepare double the amount of sugar syrup.


Traditional Baked Cheesecake

I love baked cheesecake and so I thought I would give it a go. I used a recipe for a more traditional sort of baked cheesecake like the ones you’d find in a New York deli. It was a long process to make it all but it was definitely worth it. The base was light and the cheesecake was moist and tart and somehow dense but not overly so. In short I hope I make this again one day.

Miniature Strawberry Shortcakes

So cute

These were simple to make and were very much enjoyed for afternoon tea.  Light and sweet they were filled with sweetened mascapone and sliced strawberries.

Cinnamon Rolls

There is nothing I love more when I go to London than a fresh cinnamon bun warm from the oven. So until I get to go again I thought I would try to bake my own.  It turned out wonderfully well and were very moreish. It may not have had masses of icing but it was plenty sweet enough.

Key Lime Pie


A fluffy and zingy individual key lime pie. Did you know real key lime pies aren’t bright green? The green colour is added after to make it look more like lime.   Here it is topped with coconut and edible gold stars.

Caramel-Apple & Strawberry Cobbler


Caramel-apple & strawberry cobbler with freshly made creme patisserie.  For my first attempt at creme patisserie it went very well indeed.

Traditional Bakewell Tarts

Happy Valentines Day!

This was a challenge given to me by a friend who simply wanted to see if I could managed to make them. He had heard they were very fiddly to make and wanted to see if  I was up to the task. As you can see they turned out perfectly if a little pale. Very moreish though.

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