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

M biscuits // malted milk chocolate sandwich cookies

The flavour combination of malt and chocolate in a Malteaser is undoubtedly an absolute winner, but their tiny size and airy texture (designed to fulfil it's claims of being a "lighter" chocolate, I know...) leaves them, in my opinion, lacklustre. These moreish sandwich biscuits get you that chocolate malt fix, with a load more bite.… Continue reading M biscuits // malted milk chocolate sandwich cookies

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

Cinnamon oat crêpes with browned butter peaches and honey

Ingredients Oats, 100g Egg, 1 Milk, whole or semi-skimmed, 250ml Butter, 25g plus extra for frying Cinnamon, 2 teaspoons Salt, 1/4 teaspoon Peaches, 2, sliced or cubed Method Blitz oats, cinnamon and salt in a food processor or blender until the oats are very fine. Transfer to a jug and add the egg. Mix to… Continue reading Cinnamon oat crêpes with browned butter peaches and honey

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