Kitchen Fails Part 2: Even bigger fails

In last week’s post I shared just a few of the many examples I have to draw upon from my catalogue of kitchen fails.  As there’s so many examples of failure I managed to create an overspill post and so I present to you Part 2 of Kitchen Fails.  Before I launch into them I… Continue reading Kitchen Fails Part 2: Even bigger fails

Coconut celebration cake with cream cheese frosting

That’s what I’m calling it anyway or ‘Coconut cake’ as it appears in the recipe.  I made this cake to celebrate 100 likes on my Facebook page, wohoo!  We all lead busy lives and our time is precious so I would like to express thanks to those who spend some time catching up with my… Continue reading Coconut celebration cake with cream cheese frosting

Non-scary mini blackberry and star anise almond tarts

I tend not to get on-board with themed cooking.  I’m just not that organised (or very good at it for that matter).  I planned to make Hallowe’en gingerbread cookies one year but my icing was truly horrific.  I may pick up a cookie cutter again in time for next Hallowe’en but I’m not making any… Continue reading Non-scary mini blackberry and star anise almond tarts

Chocolate cupcakes, denial and my ’emergency’ chocolate

There’s been a significant amount of chocolate floating around lately. Some days are chocolate days, plain and simple. There’s no point fighting it. It’s better for everyone if the call of chocolate is answered. I’ve been meeting my chocolate needs in many ways, not least by baking these very indulgent hot chocolate cupcakes. You can… Continue reading Chocolate cupcakes, denial and my ’emergency’ chocolate

Saying so long to summer with cake and other things

This is what I’ve been eating. I’ve been drawn to reds and greens lately for some reason. ‘Red and green should never be seen, except upon an Irish Queen’ and so the saying goes and as helpfully offered to me when I asked ‘how do I look?’. I also got ‘Andrea, are you trying to… Continue reading Saying so long to summer with cake and other things