Pumpkin Spice and Chocolate Macarons

Each and every year I fall harder in love with Autumn. The obviously changing seasons that we witness here in the UK has always been pretty special, but there’s something about the transition from Summer to Autumn that sets my heart a flutter. The turning of leaves that fall into golden amber piles on pathways, and the return of crisp blue morning skies fill me with nostalgic warmth and when it comes to baking I always find so much more inspiration from the bake options and flavours in season. Apple, blackberry, chestnut, cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin are all synonymous with Autumn and I’ve resisted them… View Post

Chocolate & Caramel Popcorn Bars with POPCORN SHED

In the last few years popcorn has become so much more than that ‘special snack’ you only ever got to eat in the cinema. Ten years ago, it was one of the main reasons we all went to visit the big screen, but now, you can quite literally eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner with hundreds of brands offering an array of sweet and savoury flavours. I guess you could call me somewhat of a popcorn fanatic, but I know I’m not alone (follow Chessie King on Instagram and Snapchat for daily popcorn updates). That’s why when Popcorn Shed got… View Post

Great British Bake Along | Mary Berry’s Jaffa Cakes

Something happens to me when The Great British Bake off is on TV. From the Ready, Set, BAKE this bubble in the pit of my stomach begins to rise, my eyes never leave the screen and on occasions (the amount of which I’m far too embarrassed to admit) I give my own commentary on what they’re doing right and wrong… surely I can’t be the only one? I feel the stress, I wince at the oven burn, and my heartaches when the sponge Just.Wont.Bloody.Rise. Why? Because baking is my passion and these things happen to me every god dam time… View Post