I have fallen in love with this cake, the texture is beautiful. I am not a big fan of sponge cakes but this one is fantastic! It is so light and delicate and the apricots steam and turn almost jam like whilst baking. The nuts and fruit used in this could easily be changed for … More Apricot Cake
Cheese scone brings back such happy memories for me, Autumnal and Winter Sunday mornings with my family, a large pan of soup on the hob and making fresh cheese scones for lunch. There is nothing better. This should be more of autumn entry but I have been making it a lot recently so I thought … More Cheese Scones
As Easter is coming up I thought I would get an Easter post written before it actually happens, rather than after! These are one of my favourite things to bake at Easter and are very easy to make. They aren’t a true simnel cake but have all of the important ingredients such as marzipan, mixed … More Mini Easter Simnel Cakes
It is a wet and windy day here in Orkney so I thought I would make a comforting cake to have this afternoon with coffee. I had never made this before so it was a bit of an experiment. I had a block of Orkney fudge and some apples which were quite bashed so perfect … More Spiced Apple and Fudge Cake
Hello everyone, I thought I would give you an update on my macaroon success! As seen in one of my previous entries you all know how much I love macaroons and last summer I am happy to say that I found a recipe that is amazing and makes perfect macaroons every time. After multiple failed … More Beautiful Macaroons!
Summer Fruit Madeira Cake I can not believe it has been over a year since I last posted! A lot has happened in that time, I made the decision to further my education by doing a masters with Heriot-Watt. The campus is on Orkney so I moved up here bought a house (a working project!), got … More I am back with a Summer Fruit Madeira Cake!
I have loved macaroons since I first tried them when my boyfriend brought me back a box from Laduree in Paris. Not only do they taste great but they look beautiful and are very impressive. The range of flavours from traditional chocolate and vanilla to salted caramel and blackcurrent violet all presented beautifully in pale … More Macaroons
Christmas was a wonderfully busy and hectic time this year, it was perfect. There have been so many inspirational things so I have lots of recipes planned for this year. One of things that I really enjoyed trying was a spelt truffle risotto at Castle Terrace in Edinburgh. It was amazing and I have made … More Artichoke, Lemon and Cheese Muffins
I feel I should be writing a Christmas recipe as it is only 8 days away but instead I am going to share my recipe for rosemary bread this week. I will do something more Christmassy next week as all of the Christmas baking is going to commence very soon! I have never made this … More Rosemary Plait