Monthly Archives: February 2013

Irish Buttermilk Pancakes – Perfect for Pancake Day!

I love pancakes and in this recipe the bicarbonate  salt and buttermilk react to create a nice fluffy yet compact pancake.   If you would like them more crepe like just add a cup of water to thin it out. Perfect … Continue reading

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Tea and Little Cakes Norwich rocks!

I want to tell you about a fab little cafe in Norwich.  It was James’ birthday on Sunday so we planned to go out for a nice lunch – all four of us.  I wanted somewhere relaxed, not too expensive … Continue reading

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Tips for Baking with Children …

Are you planning a party for your little one soon?  Here are top party tips. 1 – Ask you child what they want This is the time when you get to make your child feel special.  Ask them what they … Continue reading

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The perfect buttercream …

Buttercream is a staple to all cake decorating.  Used to crumb coat, pipe or as a simple spreadable filling. The most difficult bit is getting the right consistency for crumb coating and piping.  I always use this recipe and I … Continue reading

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How to make a very simple retro skull cake …

It’s my husbands birthday and I had no idea what to make him.  With two paying cakes to complete for the same day I was a bit stretched on time.  So I baked a spare single layer lemon sponge and … Continue reading

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Make your own Lemon Curd …

This is so easy I wonder why I haven’t made it before.  I have allowed jams and curds to intimidate me for all these years.  Well no more – I’m reluctant to spend up to £4 on a jar of … Continue reading

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