Perfect cinnamon buns

Recipe from the Hummingbird Bakery's Home Sweet Home¬†book. Ingredients for the dough 300ml whole milk, lukewarm 2 tablespoons caster sugar 1.5 teaspoons dried active yeast 500g strong white bread flour 1 teaspoon salt 85g butter, chilled, in chunks for the filling 80g butter, very soft 80g soft dark brown sugar 1.5 teaspoons cinnamon 1 egg,… Continue reading Perfect cinnamon buns

Raspberry & white chocolate sweet dough loaf // cheats brioche

There really is nothing more welcoming than the scent of a sweet loaf freshly baked from the oven - it's a sort of "I love you" in a smell. With this (relatively) speedy version of a brioche type loaf, you can achieve that in a fraction of the time you would wait for a traditional… Continue reading Raspberry & white chocolate sweet dough loaf // cheats brioche

Duke of Cambridge tart

A recipe from a scrap of paper passed on from a friend, I have no idea why this is called "Duke of Cambridge tart" or even if that is it's real name, but actually who cares; this sweet, fruity tart with a boozy boost is pure indulgence, and very easy to make. Indredients 1 x… Continue reading Duke of Cambridge tart

Orange birthday cake

This is one of those cakes that gets better with time - if you are making this to give as a birthday cake I recommend making it at least 24 hours in advance, for ultimate orangey flavour and incredible moisture. Ingredients For the curd 1 egg + 1 yolk 110g sugar 1 large orange Lemon… Continue reading Orange birthday cake

Triple ginger slice

Adapted from the Daily Mail's "Three-ginger fire cake" April 2017. Continuing on our ginger theme as I gradually use up the endless supply of fresh ginger in my fridge brings me to this next recipe. This triple-ginger traybake is much lighter than the typical ginger cakes I've had in the past, which can be quite… Continue reading Triple ginger slice

Blueberry coconut streusel tart

Adapted from Thalia Ho's (Butterandbrioche.com) "Raspberry Almond Streusel".¬† Ingredients for the pastry: flour, 175g caster sugar, 70g 100g unsalted butter, cold egg yolk, 1 cold water for the streusel: plain flour, 35g golden caster sugar, teaspoon salt, pinch unsalted butter, cold, 20g flaked coconut/coconut chips, 20g for the coconut frangipane: unsalted butter, room temperature, 80g… Continue reading Blueberry coconut streusel tart

No-bake apricot energy bites

These sweet, chewy morsels are packed full of nutrients and make the perfect perk-up mid-morning or late afternoon, and they can be made even if you don't have an oven. I adapted them from Olive magazine's "No-bake breakfast bar" recipe; after the addition of the apricot filling they're perhaps a little too sugary to be… Continue reading No-bake apricot energy bites