09 Apr 2016

Peach Crumble Cake

No Comments Baking and Cake

A sponge cake with a layer of peaches in the middle and crumble on top. This would go well with custard but I used a simple lemon glaze instead.

Read more

02 Sep 2015

Apple and Blackberry Tarts (With BONUS!)

No Comments Baking and Tarts / Pies

What’s the bonus you ask? Scroll to the bottom (after reading the recipe) to find out. Blackberries seem to be everywhere at this time of year. Given the extortionate price of them in shops, it seems wrong not to pick as many of them as you can to bake.

Read more

29 Aug 2015

Peaches and Cream Slices

No Comments Baking and Bars / Traybakes

Peaches may come in a can (or mine do at least), but they’re are a great summer fruit. These cake bars can be sliced smaller to make bitesize servings, but I got 18 decent sized bars from the recipe, which makes a 9″ square. They’re similar to the Rhubarb and Custard Pie I made a few months back, but with peaches and cream cheese.

Read more

09 May 2015

Peach Pop Tarts

No Comments Baking and Tarts / Pies

Pop tarts are probably the quickest breakfast/snack if you get the toaster variety. Although these took longer to make and needed a little planning (for the dough to chill), they were fairly easy to make and well worth it. You also get endless freedom with filling, next time I want to try rhubarb. Did I mention it’s also an excuse to use my favourite sprinkles – rainbow hundreds and thousands!


Read more

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.


Read more

19 Oct 2014

Bourbon Peach Frosting

No Comments Baking and Frosting

A spiked peach frosting with bourbon and chunks of fruit. You can replace the bourbon with milk for a kid safe version.

Bourbon Peach Frosting
 
Prep time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 12 cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 100g (1/2c) butter/margerine (room temperature)
  • 360g (3c) icing sugar
  • 120g (1/2c) finely chopped peaches
  • 1 tsp bourbon
Directions
  1. Cream the butter in a mixer for 1-2 mins until fluffy, then slowly add the sugar and peach puree.
  2. When fully combined, add the bourbon and mix on high speed until light and fluffy (2-3 mins).
  3. Add more sugar if necessary to reach the desired consistency.

 

08 Jul 2014

Peach and Kiwi Jam

No Comments Baking and Jam

Didn’t need much thickening, this one set to a decent consistency after 20 mins of boiling.

Peach and Kiwi Jam
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 6 x 8oz jars
Ingredients
  • 400g peaches (about 3 large)
  • 200g kiwis (about 3 medium)
  • 700g jam sugar
  • 60ml lemon juice
  • 3 vanilla pods
Directions
  1. Peel and chop the peaches and kiwis.
  2. Boil in a pan with the jam sugar and lemon juice.
  3. Use a potato masher to mashup up any big chunks.
  4. After 10 mins or so, add the vanilla pods. Carry on boiling/stirring until thick and jammy, then ladle into clean jars.
  5. Boil, submerged, in a waterbath for 10 mins.