Posts tagged ‘Cake’

June 23, 2017

Haberdashery, Crouch End


With my maternity leave I’m making the most of midweek brunching and generally hanging out in cafes drinking tea and eating cake.

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February 4, 2014

Passion Fruit Cupcakes

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Passion fruit is one of my favourite fruits and I think always tastes amazing in deserts, so I thought I would experiment by putting them into a cupcake. I used a basic cupcake recipe and scooped out the passionfruit pulp as well as using the juice. I then made a coconut buttercream icing to give it that extra exotic feel.

Ingredients

3 Passion Fruit
1 Egg
4 oz caster sugar
4 oz Butter
4 oz Self raising flour
1 tsp Vanilla essence
Icing Sugar
desiccated coconut

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Method
1. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl
2. Slice the passion fruits in half and scoop out the insides.
3. Add the passion fruit pulp and juice to the mixture along with the vanilla essence.
4. Mix in the flour and baking powder.
5. Bake until brown in the oven at 180 C
6. For the icing beat the butter until creamy, then add the icing sugar and coconut.
7. Once the cupcakes have cooled, spread the icing onto the cakes.

You may not wish to have the seeds in your cakes, if so put the pulp into a strainer so that you still get all of the lovely flavour. Personally I like it as it adds an interesting texture to the bite.

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February 2, 2014

What do you want to read about?

So I have a few blog posts in the pipeline that I’m currently working on, but wondered what you- yes you really want to read about. So I have created a poll so that people can vote on what they would like to see on here, as you are my readers I feel it makes sense to ask what you like.

So please, vote, let me know. If there is none of your preferred answers- leave a comment, let me know. Thanks! 🙂

October 30, 2013

Emporium Tea Rooms

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I visited these tea rooms with an offer from Groupon, saw the deal and thought I’d try it out.
It’s a really cute cafe with a main room and a side room that is used for parties and classes of various kinds. When I arrived at around 12pm it was quite quiet, which was perfect for having a good girls catch up. The place did get busier with a mixture of families and couples coming in for a range of refreshments.

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August 28, 2013

Chocolate Brownies

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When I was younger my mother would ask me what kind of cake would I like for my birthday? Usually children want some kind of traditional chocolate cake. Me? I would ask to have chocolate brownie as my cake. It is probably one of my favourite desserts my mum could ever make for me. It also made me very popular with my friends!

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April 18, 2013

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

This recipe is one I have taken from my mums book of recipes, one that we often made as children, I remember always having great fun smashing up the biscuits with a rolling pin- perfect for anger management or getting out any stresses you may have!

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November 11, 2012

Upside Down Cake

So as we’ve just had a new series of the Great British Bake off on TV I thought I would try and bake one bake from each show every week. Sadly having just started University again this September that hasn’t been at all possible, as I have just been too busy to bake every week, and as you can see- keep up with the blog posts.

I started off well after the first episode inspired by the upside down cakes. I’d never actually made an upside down cake before, and now I’m not really sure why- they are really quite simple! And no fiddly icing or after decorations to deal with.

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August 14, 2012

Olympic Inspired Cupcakes

Olympic Cupcakes

I’ve really enjoyed that past couple of weeks, being at some of the venues and also watching the Olympics on the TV. London really has done us proud and everyone’s mood has been lifted. I’m not sure what I will do with myself while waiting for the Paralympics (oh yes, maybe some baking!). Last weekend in the spirit of the Games and to support Team GB I baked these Olympic inspired cupcakes, with a white chocolate and raspberry filling.

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March 17, 2012

Mint Cupcakes

Mint Cupcakes

In the spirit of St Patrick’s Day I decided to make some green mint cupcakes.

Basic sponge recipe with some peppermint flavouring and green colouring, and for the buttercream icing some fresh chopped mint leaves, and some more green food colouring. Minty Fresh!

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February 18, 2012

Emma’s Lemon Cake

A cake that went wrong but yet was still recovered!

Emma's Lemon Cake

Baked a birthday cake for my good friend Emma, but sadly it didn’t quite come out how I had hoped!
Stuck to the tin and then when I tried to get it out crumbled into a million pieces. Not wanting to be defeated I stuck it back together using Lemon Curd filling, and then lemon buttercream icing on top.
Took it to the pub and was greatly received by all! Considering how awful it looked during the making I have to say it looked quite nice once finished.

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