Orange Polenta Cakes {GF} //

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Gluten, eh? It’s a troublesome little minx, now more than ever it seems. With gluten free diets seemingly the new trendy diet, it’s important to always have some gluten free options when considering what cakes to make for people.  Read More

Lamingtons //

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Lamingtons are lovely little bites of goodness from Australia. A dear friend of mine copied me the recipe, from a children’s baking book she’d bought when visiting Australia with her children when they were young. As if I’d need more convincing, she then baked some so I could taste them, and I was converted. Read More

Salted Caramel & Popcorn Baby Cakes //

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I don’t know how up to date you keep to my social media activities (and if not, why not, eh?) but I’ve been lucky enough this month to supply the gorgeous gals at Lucky Dip Club with some cake for their legendary packing parties, awkward photo of me doing some cake assembly available on Twitter if you so desire. Lucky Dip Club make amazing boxes of surprise goodies, full of handmade fun by small designer makers, which come by post and the contents remain secret right up until you get it! So much fun. This months theme was ‘All The Fun Of The Fair’ and I was allowed to let my imagination loose on some super fun and crazy cakes! You can see the picture over on their Instagram page. The two pastel coloured cakes are just vanilla sponge with food colouring (I used Sugarflair paste, they’re very good!) and the other one is salted caramel and popcorn, which is what I’m talking about here today!

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Carmelitas //

 

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These babies are genuinely one of the yummiest things I’ve ever made. I like a flapjack as much as the next person but they’re never high on my priorities list if I’m out eating cake. Real talk for a sec: this is the first time I’ve ever made anything that even resembles a flapjack.

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But to describe these as a mere flapjack is underselling them. They’re full of caramel, for one thing. Remember I said I was super into caramel right now? Yeah, these might be why. And not just caramel, but chocolate. They’re totally delicious. And the real secret? Warm them up. Jeeeeeeez. I try to be as honest as possible with my blogging, and I won’t talk up something that’s not so great. I don’t post that much because I only want to share the best with you guys. I can promise you that warming them up (and maybe serving them with a lil ice cream?) will be the best choice you make all year. They’re literally melt-in-the-mouth. I’ve made several batches of these in the past two months, introduced them to work (where they’ve gone down a storm!) and had them as one of my items at my market stall the other week.

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Tea & Cake Bakehouse’s First Market! //

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This weekend is my first ever market stall, as part of Granny Would Be Proud at Hillhead Bookclub here in sunny Glasgow! I’m very excited about it and really hope to see some of you there. I’ve spent the last few weeks perfecting my recipes, sorting out millions of tiny things that need doing (and some things I’ve probably forgotten to do!) and trying to make sure I have something for everyone! I’m going to have a few gluten free options, and a few vegan options, so I really hope there’s something for everyone and no-one needs to feel they can’t have cake!

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I feel very excited as I think this is the start of something brilliant. The past few months have been great, becoming the Bloggeration Baking Editor, plus I love blogging on here, work’s going great and I’m loving life in Glasgow! There’s more in the pipeline so stay tuned to my social media channels on Instagram & Twitter!

It’s been a lot of fun preparing and I’ll be appearing at more fairs in the future, with yet more tasty treats. If you want to come, here are the event details on Facebook. I hope to see your smiling faces on Sunday, 12 – 5!

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Chocolate & Banana Loaf (Vegan Friendly) //

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I’d like to start by saying this cake is AMAZING. Like, delicious, dense and chocolatey. I know that a lot of people are put off by the V word, but I can attest this cake is just as good as the non-vegan version. And to REALLY keep the anti-vegans happy, I’m including the non-vegan version too. But trust me, it’s good whatever way you slice it… literally!

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Salted Caramel Millionaire’s Shortbread //

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Caramel and I are having a bit of a love affair at the moment. (Don’t tell my boyfriend!) This week I’ve made carmelitas (recipe will be up soon!) and I’ve had the realization that caramel makes literally everything better. The first few times I tried making caramel I found it very frustrating. I’ve tried boiling water and sugar, I’ve tried condensed milk, I’ve even tried just buying a can of ready-made caramel. Finding that perfect set-caramel consistency has been tricky. But this one is just the ticket. Read More

Bourbon Chocolate Cake //

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So it was my birthday a couple weeks ago. so as I slowly slide into the final year of my twenties (sob!) I figured the best way to celebrate was with my two favourite things: booze and chocolate. This cake is rich, dense, delicious, with just a subtle hint of booze to give it a kick.

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Cardamom, Walnut & Coffee Loaf //

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I don’t know about where you are, but it feels like spring is finally springing in Glasgow. Daffodils are blooming, buds are budding, and sometimes the sun even shines. Amazing! I’m trying to bake more appropriately for the weather, which in this case means something a bit lighter and more delicate for a springtime treat (though that will need to be disregarded totally for my next post)… Read More

Breakfast Club: Papercup //

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I love breakfast. I’d safely say it’s the best meal of the day. Just the thought of a full stack of pancakes dripping in maple syrup and maybe a banana, or a delicious buttery croissants with lovely jam, or French toast covered in icing sugar and also dripping in maple syrup… swoon.

So in an effort to get to know my new hometown, and keep informed of the fantastic breakfast opportunities within Glasgow (and beyond) I’m selflessly going to nice places and eating all the breakfast goods. I know, I know. Thank me later. With pancakes. And coffee.

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