27 Oct 2014

Eton Mess Cupcakes

No Comments Baking, Cupcakes and Jam

Eton Mess is a combination of strawberries, meringue and cream and is usually served in a glass. These cupcakes are a twist on that – speckled with chopped strawberries, stuffed with strawberry jam and sprinkled with Dr. Oetker Eton Mess sprinkles.

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26 Oct 2014

Midnight Brownies

No Comments Baking and Cookies

Espresso and dark chocolate are two of the great things in my life. These brownies are have a malteser base with a chewy middle and each one has a chocolate mocha bean stuffed inside. Makes 20 brownie squares.

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23 Oct 2014

Samples from Dr. Oetker

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I emailed Dr. Oetker a few weeks back saying how awesome their range of sprinkles are. I’ve used them for a few recipes so far and they turn a fancy muffin or cupcake into a top quality, could sell for decent money cupcake.

So far I’ve tried:

Today I got some more goodies from Dr. Oetker – golden and silver pearls which I’ve never never used and some giant chocolate stars. I think all of these would go in some kind of Christmas cupcake pretty well.

Dr. Oetker supplies

Baking supplies from Dr. Oetker

22 Oct 2014

Apple Cheesecake Bars

No Comments Baking and Tarts / Pies

Apples, cheesecake and streusel are a welcome compliment to pumpkins which seem to fill the shelves at this time of year. This is an overnight recipe because the cheesecake filling needs to set. Makes an 8″ square pan which can be sliced into bars.

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22 Oct 2014

Blackberry and Apple Pie with Vanilla Custard

No Comments Baking and Tarts / Pies

This was going to be a peach pie, until I found a stack of blackberries we picked last month. A layer of blackberries sandwiched between two layers of sliced apples with a lattice top. Sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and served with vanilla custard.

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19 Oct 2014

Extra Soft Choc Chip Firework Cookies

No Comments Baking and Cookies

The combination of brown sugars and overnight refrigeration makes these really chewy and very soft. They stay soft for around a week in an airtight container.

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19 Oct 2014

Bourbon Peach Cupcakes

No Comments Baking and Cupcakes

These cupcakes are soft and moist, like the blueberry muffins from Tesco, only homemade… and with peaches. I used half a 240g can of sliced peaches for the cakes and the rest of the can for the frosting.

 

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15 Oct 2014

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Pie

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Pretzels, peanut butter and chocolate rolled into one amazing pie. Serves 6.

 

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13 Oct 2014

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

No Comments Baking and Cookies

A twist on regular oatmeal cookies due to the pumpkin. These are a good way to use up leftover pumpkin puree from other recipes. Makes 15 cookies.

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12 Oct 2014

Lemon Drizzle Loaves

No Comments Baking and Breads

Mini loaves filled with poppy seeds and topped with lemon frosting and lemon meringue sprinkles. Makes 3 mini loaves (and one cupcake). I picked up the sprinkles from Tesco, but you can get them from most supermarkets.


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