Baking: Cakes – The Creaming Method

The main ingredients for making cakes are flour, fat, sugar and eggs. These are used in varying proportions which will influence the method by which the cake is made. Today I am taking a look at cakes made by what is called the creaming method. Creaming is the baking term used to describe beating the…

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Baking: Last minute Christmas party bakes

Well, this year has gone fast, hasn’t it! I can’t believe that it is now just a few days before Christmas. Are you all prepared?  I for one am not and it’s going to be the usual rush to get it all done.  If you are anything like me then I am sure you will…

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Baking: Filo Pastry

Filo Pastry – Has to be one of my favourite pastries. You don’t need to make it from scratch, indeed you have to be a very keen baker or even slightly mad to spend the time to make it yourself. Filo pastry is low in fat and very versatile to use.  Used for both sweet…

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Baking: Summer berries

Writing a post on summer berries couldn’t be more timely. There is nothing quite like a glut of seasonal berries to brighten up summer baking. Last night I visited my mini allotment where I grow mainly soft fruits, to find much of it ripening.  I had not been for a week and whereas last time…

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Baking Round-up: Cupcakes

I’m not a huge fan of cupcakes! There I said it, too much sweet frosting and not enough cake for me and a bit of a faff to make – Give me a traybake anyday. That said after putting this round-up together I might just have to think again.  Firstly,  judging by the number of fabulous cupcake…

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