• Blog,  Recipe,  sweet

    Cookie Crumbs

    We’ve all seen the pictures, those perfectly browned rippling circles of cookie goodness. Piled up in mountains waiting to be devoured still warm from the oven. Cookies are one of those things that we all have our own idea of what we think constitutes the perfect cookie. Thick, thin, chewy, crispy, bitesize, huge, sweet or fruity – the possibilities are endless. Personally, I like my cookie to be crispy round the edges and gooey in the middle. I’d go as far as saying slightly undercooked (SHRIEK!) They need to be soft and gooey, but absolutely not thick and stodgy. It also has to have something with a bit of crunch…

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    Macaron Moochings

    The warm sun was beaming down on my skin and for the first time this year it felt like Spring was around the corner. It was half term and I found myself in Covent Garden, London indulging in one of my favourite past times. People watching. I absolutely love being in London and I adore pottering around Covent Garden. Most school breaks I find myself there, and with Mr D based there for work it’s a perfect excuse to go down. Off he goes to work and off I go exploring. I can meander around, taking my time to look at rubbish and whilst he usually has the patience of…

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    Weekends and Pastries!

    Its becoming habit me saying this… but these really are easy recipes! I’m not one for spending hours in the evening or weekends baking/cooking. Like a lot of people, I have a hectic work life and as much as I love to bake, in my spare time I’d much rather be out and about. I do however, always have a constant supply of treats ready for people to munch at any given time. Breakfast is a big deal in our house and our house is always full of people. Over the weekend, the breakfast bar in our kitchen always has bodies gathered round chatting, drinking tea and making food. These…

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    Cheese Straws

    Cheese Straws   This recipe is so easy and so yummy and considering how much I love cheese straws I am astounded I have reached the age of 29 (I’m not going to be able to say that for many more weeks) without ever making them. Also; is anyone else really upset by the fact that Cooplands have stopped selling their beautiful gooey little cheese straws and replaced them for big horrible dry ones?   Anyway… This week was ‘pastry week’ on The Great British Bake Off and as this dawned on me whilst sat at my desk with no time to bake the extravagant pie I had imagined, my…

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    Fool-proof Banana Bread

    Yummy moist holiday inspired banana bread!   This just HAD to be my first recipe. This is my show stopper, my fool-proof go-to-never-fails-everyone-loves-it cake. It may not be the biggest most beautiful eye catching cake but trust me, what it lacks in appearance it more than makes up for in taste. Scroll down for the recipe. This past year, I spent most of my school holidays in Malta with my partner who worked there until recently. He introduced me to a coffee shop in Valletta which sold not only the tastiest coffee in Malta but also possibly the best banana bread in the world. When sat in class the last…