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

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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

Homemade Mincemeat

So Christmas is just around the corner as we all know (only 49 sleeps to go!) and I thought I’d make my own mincemeat to get into the festive spirit!

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Click here to see how it went and how to make your own.

Jen x

PS – watch out for the follow up mince pie post I’ll be making in December!

Giant Lemon Yoghurt Cupcakes

It was my birthday a few weeks ago and I was lucky enough to receive some vouchers for Lakeland (which is rapidly becoming one of my favourite shops ever!) and this is one of the purchases I made. I have seen that giant cupcakes are getting more and more popular recently so I jumped on the bandwagon and I’ve been waiting for an excuse to use it ever since!

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Sadly, two of my awesome work colleagues are leaving – moving on to pastures new – and I thought this would be a great opportunity for me to use my shiny new toy and to show my appreciation for all they’ve done for me when I was a newbie (who doesn’t love receiving cake as a gift!?) I went for lemon yoghurt as it’s a tried and tested Mary Berry recipe that never fails me, very fresh and relatively low fat for a cake as it uses natural yoghurt to replace the majority of the butter.

Click here to see how it went and as always, comments are appreciated, especially if you’ve tried one!

Jen x