Monthly Archives: February 2013

Snowies – victoria sponge domes sandwiched and rolled in nuts or coconut …

This is my adaptation of a very popular Northern Irish cake – Snowy Joeys – that are sold everywhere.   I tried and failed to find a recipe online telling me how to make them so I bought a domed … Continue reading

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My new silicone mat …

I am so excited as today my new silicone mat arrived. I have not purchased one before due to the cost and me being tight, but my cake baking friends swear by them so when I found a massive slight … Continue reading

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Traditional Irish Potato Farls …

Traditional potato bread (or potato farls) is a must have accompaniment for a big Irish fry up.  It’s such an easy recipe to follow and perfect for using up cooked potatoes.  I love it with crispy bacon and poached eggs.  This is the … Continue reading

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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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