Nutella Swirl Banana Bread

If you’re ever in need of brightening up somebody’s week, bring them this loaf of banana bread. This Sunday I baked a Nutella Swirl Banana bread, for no reason other than the fact I had 6 over ripe bananas wasting on my kitchen side and I had that baking urge. I posted a photo on my social pages and got quite possibly my biggest response to a bake. I totally understand why though, it’s one of those magical bakes which even the most amateur baker can whip up so I’m not surprised to hear it has become popular in cuisines all over the world. This couldn’t… View Post

Toffee Apple Macarons

What is your fondest memory of Bonfire Night? Is it the wrapping up warm in your favourite hat to watch the fireworks? Gathering everyone round the bonfire with a warm cup of mulled wine? Or perhaps it’s the sparklers? Yes it’s the sparklers isn’t it? Well aside from the sparklers my best memory of childhood bonfire night was that it was the one and only time a year I was allowed a Toffee Apple. I mean who doesn’t love a toffee apple? I’d always pick the one that had the thickest toffee, which was actually to my own deteriment as I then spent… View Post

Baking Aid: Top 10 Hazardous Bakes

As somebody who is obsessed with baking, I have spent countless hours in the kitchen, so when it comes to kitchen safety I admit I’ve learnt the hard way. Practicing new techniques, recipes and equipment while exciting, has come at a price and I can prove that with the scars on my knuckles and arms. I like to think of them as my war wounds that could tell a thousand stories. However, on a serious note with 26% of us feeling inspired to get baking since the latest series of GBBO it’s becoming more important to raise awareness of what potential hazards… View Post