Thursday, 19 May 2011

Cakes of all shapes

These are all a little old but oh how i love to bake! Wish i had more time to do it. So here are a few things I've baked, if you'd like anything for a special occasion or just for fun please let me know...
Chocolate orange cupcakes black lemon icing and vanilla lemon with red orange icing, a wedding present from my sister and I to my mom.

Chocolate chunk cupcakes with dark chocolate butter cream and chocolate filigree.(M for Maxine my lovely friend,it was her birthday)

Vanilla cupcakes with chocolate butter cream and spun sugar.

Chocolate chilli cupcakes with meringue clouds from my 21st picnic.
(these were a joint effort by my mom and I)

 Starry Christmas fruit mince pies from last Christmas.

Chocolate genoise sponge cake with chocolate butter cream,chocolate collar and chocolate cigars.

My obsession with anchors led me to make myself an edible one
chocolate chunk sponge cake with orange buttercream

Mondays are the best..

Breakfast club moved to my place this week so i decided on pancakes ..AGAIN! They're just so good, but this time with crispy streaky bacon and sweet maple syrup drizzled all over..sooo good!

Here's the recipe (really easy and quick)


3 Eggs separated
1 Tsp baking powder
115g cake flour
140ml milk
pinch salt


Mix together the egg yolks,flour,baking powder,milk and salt and whisk till smooth.
Whisk the egg whites until stiff peak (they're ready when you can tip the bowl upside down over your head and the egg stays put) 
Fold the whites into the milk mixture.
Fry ladles full of the mix in a hot buttered pan and flip when the top of the pancake starts to bubble slightly. 

Dinner for five...

After cooking all day at work i often run out of ideas of what to make for if your in the same boat here are five ideas for five nights of the week.....enjoy!

Monday night Beef, thyme and garlic burgers with cream cheese mayo,baby pulm tomatoes, rocket and rustic wedges.

A winter Tuesday night... Chunky veggie and lentil soup with a dollop of spring onion cream cheese and toasted Ciabatta bread.


 Rosemary and garlic marinated
lamb steaks with roasted crushed potatoes,tenderstem broccoli and pan juices for wednesday.

Thursday nights quick baby plum tomato,basil and garlic  pasta with parmasan sprinklings.
American style pancakes with blueberry compote and bulgarian yogurt for a friday night treat..

( pancake recipe by Jamie oliver)

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Breakfast club

So since i cook breakfast and lunch for other people 6 days a week, myself and  friends, mostly  Maxine and Johnny decided to start breakfast club..and sometimes lunchclub on my day off here are a few places to visit ....

Try Bread in woodstock for french toast...
Lolas in Long Street for sweetcorn fritters with crispy streaky bacon, cream cheese,baby tomatoes and basil..

Really yummy porkbelly sandwiches with cream cheese, caramalized onions and baby leaves on homemade bread at the Artisan baker in Woodstock....with its mismatch teacups and quirky decor, its the perfect lunch spot.