French Madeleines

I’m just in time for this month’s GBBO bake from my calendar as I showed you in my jammy dodgers post back in February. These were made for a training day at work and were a perfect excuse for playing with one of my new toys from Lakeland ­čÖé

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These were a total experiment for me, I want to branch out into making things other than cakes and cupcakes and these fit the bill very nicely. Comments are appreciated as always, Click here to see how it went.

Jen x

Red Wine Chocolate Cake

It’s my (almost!) mother-in-law’s birthday and she loves chocolate and red wine so what do I make for her? Red wine chocolate cake of course! I came across this recipe in the same way I seem to come across most of them these days – by browsing various baking blogs.

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I was looking forward to making this very much as I don’t really bake with alcohol at all and I was curious to see whether or not the wine would bake out, as it does in stews etc… or whether it would keep that rich wine-y taste.

Click here to see how it went and to give it a go yourselves ­čÖé┬áComments are appreciated as always.

Jen x

Lemon and Blueberry Cake with Greek Yoghurt Icing

I love blueberries. A beautifully coloured fruit and such a lovely flavour too, it’s a double threat! I also adore lemons and more specifically, lemon zest. The most gorgeous smell fills my kitchen whenever I bake with lemons and it’s an incredibly comforting and welcoming scent.

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So what do I do when it’s my Dad and Nan’s birthday? Well make a lemon and blueberry cake of course!

Click here to see how it went and to give it a go yourselves (if you are so inclined, I have to say you should definitely be!) Comments are appreciated as always.

Jen x

Orange and Sultana Fairy Cakes

My Dad has really caught onto my fondness for baking to the point where every time I visit home now, I take my baking equipment and (some) ingredients and bake something for him. Sometimes he’ll specifically request something, other times he will let me choose. This little recipe is something he asked for me to make so here it is.

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I didn’t make this recipe from any book that I have, so I was a little bit nervous that they wouldn’t rise properly or taste amazing but I didn’t have any complaints from Dad!

Click here to see how it went, comments are appreciated as they always are.

Jen x