Archive for the ‘autumn’ Category

Alice In Wonderland Pocket Watch Macarons

If you follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter you’ll probably have seen some baking over the last 12 months that hasn’t made it onto the blog. Sometimes we spend so much time baking that it’s hard to find the time to blog about our creations, especially since we also work…. Click here to find out what else we got up to last year.

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One of the most comforting puddings has to be a crumble. Now the nights are drawing in and there’s a chill in the air it is time to do some comfort baking and these definitely hit the spot! Click here to turn this classic pudding into some scrummy cupcakes.

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Our parents have a bumper crop of plums this year, so I decidedout some new plum recipes. I think this one was from an old Waitrose magazine, it sounded really good and I had all the ingredients in the cupboard, so thought I would give it a go. Click here to try this delicious plum recipe.

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Acorn Cupcakes

 Autumn has definitely arrived – we’ve had a couple of mornings with frost, some very wet weather and the pavements are starting to get covered in leaves. So for the first cross-country race of the season a few weeks ago I decided to make some autumn-themed cupcakes for after the race. On the day of the race, it was actually extremely mild – not like a typical cross-country race day – which made a nice change! I also really enjoyed the race. The course was great – undulating with a few muddy sections and a water jump (which was my favourite bit – it helped to cool me down!) Click here to keep reading.

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It must be time for another blackberry recipe! I haven’t baked any cupcakes for a while, so thought I would make some seasonal ones. I made some chocolate cherry ones a few months ago and liked the idea of combining dark chocolate with the fruit. I also love the colour from the blackberries so added a blackberry puree to the buttercream, to give a pretty pinky purple colour. I also used the left over blackberry and white chocolate ganache to put in the middle of the cupcakes – delicious! Click here to have a go at the recipe.

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Last year was a bumper year for blackberries, I’m lucky enough to be surrounded by beautiful countryside in Kent and plenty of hedgerows filled with blackberries. I think I picked around 20kg last year and really enjoyed trying all sorts of recipes to use them up. I’ve been out a couple of times this year so it’s time to start making some goodies from all of my pickings. I found a recipe for walnut biscuits and adapted it to sandwich the biscuits together with a yummy blackberry and white chocolate ganache. Click here to try this lovely recipe.

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One of the things I love about baking is seeing people enjoying eating my baked goodies. The most appreciative bunch of people has to be hungry runners from my running club after a cross country race! Click here to see the red and yellow cupcakes I have made.

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