All posts tagged: cake

Blueberry White Chocolate Muffin Cake

A couple of weekends ago, a fancy took ahold of me to make muffins. I was having a few girls over for brunch, and it seemed the appropriate thing to have on display for whetting appetites upon arrival. My only snag was that I didn’t own a muffin pan and nor did any of my known neighbours. I took to Twitter to ask if it would be a total disaster to bake muffin batter in a loaf tin instead, and the general consensus was that I should take the punt and it was unlikely that much would go wrong. This turned out to be correct, and my friends and I enjoyed our raspberry and white chocolate loaf cake immensely. So this week, I thought I’d repeat the experience with a brownie pan for my preferred shape of bake and here we all are. The recipe below is altered from the raspberry and white chocolate muffins that I found on BBC Good Food. All I’ve really changed here is the fruit, baking receptacle and oven temp/cooking …

Bake Off Bake Along | The Final

Well, that’s it, it’s all over. I thought it might be nice to sew up this series with something more conversational instead of attempting one last bake, because it feels as though there’s a lot to talk about, and I don’t want to distract from it all with another bloody baking fail. The Final Something bizarre happened this year: I didn’t cry. I didn’t cry when Sophie won, I didn’t cry when Sandi cried, I just didn’t cry. This, from a girl who cries at every televisual opportunity she can. Tears stream down my face at McDonalds adverts, I don’t even attempt to watch nature programmes anymore, and don’t get me started on One Born Every Minute. For me to remain dry eyed throughout all the should-be tear jerking content of the last episode of GBBO can mean one thing, and one thing only.. I was not that engaged this year I don’t know why. It might be because I’m crazy busy all round this year and I just haven’t had the energy to be …

Toffee Apple Loaf Cake

This post is a Twinings advertorial Do you remember last month when we talked about that time I went to visit my new best friend Rishi at the Twinings store in London? And I told you I’d have an English Breakfast tea infused recipe for you the following week? By God, have I had a nightmare since then. You wouldn’t think, at first glance, that it’s much of a challenge, would you? English Breakfast is just about one of the┬ástrongest flavours there is, surely it’d be no bother at all transferring that flavour into a delicious, delicious baked good? You’d be wrong. Or at least in my case. I was definitely, definitely wrong. I took to Pinterest to work out how to get the flavour of tea into cake. The first method I tried was looking so promising at first. I tipped four teabags worth of tea into 200g of butter and heated it to infuse, then left to cool and return to its solidified state. When I apprehensively approached the bowl of – what …