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Friday, 31 October 2014

There's more to pumpkins than pumpkin pie...




Well as promised here's mine and my mum's combined creation  for spiced pumpkin soup. It's not spiced as in hot, hot fiery! But more a subtle warming hint and adds to the lovely flavour of the pumpkin. We've also added a can of chopped tomatoes and a couple of potatoes...to make it interesting. 
Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Coffee, Cinnamon and Walnut Cake

Hey there! If feels a good while ago since I last did a blog post, the main reason for this is that I’ve been rather busy lately, with weekends usually spare for blog baking – taken up by cake orders for friends and family. So I have still been baking- you just didn’t know it! (I’m talking about a mahOOsive cake to feed 80 people in the shape of Elizabeth Gaskells’s house!!) Pictures of this can be seen on my facebook and twitter page.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Italian Breakfast Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Glaze


Well -  first off you might say, hang on a second...I'm sure banana bread can't be classed as Italian! Your sort of right there, however there is an  'Italian' element in this - the hint of espresso powder, and even though there seems quite a lot in there it actually doesn't overwhelm the flavours. It's more of a hint, and the subtle bitterness of the coffee really undercuts, most charmingly, the creamy sweetness of the banana's characteristics. 
Wednesday, 1 October 2014

C is for Cinnamon

We are officially in October guys! I love this time of year, when the leaves turn golden and drench the paths, making a crunch noise as you walk over them...you know that Autumn is finally here!