Red Velvet Cupcakes

Anyone fed up with the colour red yet? I thought I would be, but when it comes to baking, the colour red means Red Velvet Cupcakes, and you can never be fed up with those. I was going to bake these a few months ago as they are my all time favourite, however the distinct red and white colour scheme makes them perfect for Valentine’s Day. What makes them even more special is their buttery flavour and moist texture. The secret is Buttermilk. This really is a must when it comes to Red Velvet, you simply cannot make them without it. The… View Post

Espresso Mocha Macarons

I remember my first espresso shot so very well. At about 19 years-old I had just finished a pre-theatre dinner an Italian restaurant. Maybe it was the pasta and wine I don’t know, but I was literally falling asleep at the table. I wouldn’t have made it 5 minutes in a dark cosy theatre; even with the orchestra playing (I can literally sleep anywhere). Something had to be done and pronto, so I ordered a double espresso with dessert. Now I’m not sure if it was because it was my first, my mind playing tricks on me, or maybe just… View Post

Millionaire Shortbread Macarons

Whenever I buy a lottery ticket there are three things that happen without fail every time. I don’t have my own numbers as I couldn’t bare it if I missed a week and they were picked, so instead I always ops for a lucky dip. The first thing I do when handed my ticket is check if the numbers are “good”, which is pure ignorance when you think of it as there is no such thing as a “good” number when they all have an equal chance. Nevertheless, I like to see an even distribution, none of this 22,23,24 business.… View Post