Thursday, 21 September 2017

Making Apple and Plum Jam

Autumn is a bountiful season, the hedgerows around our house are brimming with blackberries, sloes and the apples are ripening in the trees!

Making Bramley Apple and Damson Plum Jam, don't you just love autumn!

Those who have been nurturing damson plum trees in their gardens are reaping the benefits this year, the crop has been very good, particularly in this locality, helped no double by a cool spring.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

5 Ingredients Oreo Cheesecake - No Bake!

5 Ingredients Oreo Cheesecake, quick and easy to make and to top it all off it's no bake!!

On our family holiday this summer we travelled to the beautiful Bunratty Castle in Co. Clare. We stayed in a nearby hotel and enjoyed a couple of nights of sumptuous eating and glorious rest.
Bunratty Castle, Ireland.
Bunratty Castle, Co. Clare, built in 1425.

 One meal stood out as being particularly glorious, a meal of pan fried fresh hake in a buttery sauce with creamy potatoes and braised red cabbage, to round out the whole experience I had the most delicious Oreo Cheesecake for dessert.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Handbag Cake - Step by Step Tutorial

This cake was so much fun to make, my daughter decided that she would love this grown up handbag cake for her birthday. So much so that she drew it out on a sheet of paper, -having seen a cake she liked on the blog previously - detailing the exact colours she wanted and the style she wanted, it made for a very easy cake indeed when it came to buying all the supplies we needed 😊

Handbag Cake, this step by step tutorial will guide you through carving and decoarating this showstopper cake.

Of course when you are making your own cake, feel free to personalise it, change the colours or even the basic style, perhaps you would prefer a flat stitched handle or the handles affixed to the top of the bag beside the clasp and laying down the side of the bag.

This is the beginning of a wonderful word of amazing people with your baking skills!!