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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39 delicious ways to eat Bramley apples

Bramley apples encapsulate so much about what we love about food: They’re delicious and tangy, they’re versatile and go with a wide variety of spices and herbs, they are truly British, only grown commercially in the UK, and they’re seasonal so you know you’re getting them at the height of their deliciousness (and when they’re…

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Top tips for making fairytale castle cakes

Our #BakeAWish Twitter party celebrated Fairy washing-up liquid’s search for the best fairytale castle picture to turn into a colossal cake, in its attempt to break the Guinness World Records™ title for the world’s largest cake sculpture. (The washing up from all 10,000 slices of cake will be done with 1 bottle of Fairy.) This…

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Why we all love the Great British Bake Off

A couple of weeks ago my friend Gela and I met at our local, during which time we caught up about work, family and — naturally — what happened in the latest installment of the Great British Bake Off. A good portion of the evening was spent discussing the dishes that contestants make as well…

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