Cookies & Cream…. And Cake

 I’ve waited a really long time to make the Cookies and Cream cake from the Hummingbird Bakery Home Sweet Home recipe book.  Apparently I have very few friends who have a sweet enough tooth to handle this dynamic duo.  Thankfully, my friend from work had a birthday coming up, and has a seriously sweet tooth … Continue reading

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookies

It’s been a while since I baked any cookies and I spotted this recipe in the new Hummingbird Bakery recipe book and couldn’t say no. I mean who can say no to peanut butter and chocolate?! I got down to baking one evening with the intention of taking them to work the next day.  I … Continue reading

Limes … in Cookies … Hmm …

I was looking for something really quick and easy to bake this weekend and came across this recipe for Lime Lattice Cookies in Mary Berry’s Baking Bible.  To be honest I was quite sceptical about it all; now I’ve had a really good run so far with Mary Berry’s recipe’s but lime and cookies? … … Continue reading

Christmas Mayhem

Every year I get a bit ambitious and try to do too much over Christmas, this year was no exception.  I had left all my shopping last minute had to make a last minute dash to the shops to get everything done in time. Another one of my impossible tasks was to make a gingerbread … Continue reading

Sweet Little Sugar Cookie Somethings

I decided to try my luck with the sugar cookies in the first Hummingbird Bakery book this week.  I’ve tried this recipe only once before and completely failed as I put them in the oven for too long. This time I was determined to do it right; the family wanted to eat some sweet little … Continue reading

A Chocolaty Suprise

I always seem to end up baking for other people, dinner parties or as birthday gifts to friends and family.  My brother however, always seems to get the runts of the cakes, you know the ones I mean – the oddly shaped cupcakes that there wasn’t enough icing for?  Well he complains a lot, especially … Continue reading

Almond & Apricot Cookies

My household has a lot of dinner parties.  Why? I don’t exactly know; personally, I’ve put it down to the fact that as an Iranian family, we like gather round other Iranian families and use it as an excuse to eat an obscene amount of rice, meat dishes and other yummy things. As per usual, … Continue reading

Time To Pretend To Be Healthy

I’ve gotten told off a lot lately for baking so much, even though it is somewhat inevitable because of this blog.  So, this week I decided to go for a recipe that actually looked (and sounded) healthy: Oat and Raisin cookies.  Now I’d normally run a mile from anything with raisins in (why would you … Continue reading

You Can’t Just Make an Alcoholic Cake, That’s Not Fair on The Kids?!?!

It occurred to me at 11pm after putting the finishing touches to my Guinness Chocolate cake that the lovely little ones at the barbeque wouldn’t be able to eat any of it because…well I shouldn’t really need to explain why children can’t eat an alcoholic cake. So I had a fabulous idea; lets make some … Continue reading

Give Me Cookies!

Quite a few friends have been telling me off because I keep making cupcakes and won’t try anything new (which is not true… I made alcoholic cupcakes!). This apparently wasn’t good enough so this week I’ve gone for something completely different.  I made… COOKIES. Ok, so a bit of an anti-climax but cookies are a … Continue reading