Yorkshire Gingernuts

This year we had a team advent calendar: each person had three days to fill with lovely treats for the person who opened it. Being the office baker, everyone could guess what would be waiting for them – some form of Christmassy baked goodness. I managed to pick three people who had completely different tastes … Continue reading

A Gingerbread Mansion

Last year I had planned to make a gingerbread house but never actually got round to it; a serious lack of time lead to a lot of gingerbread men and women being made instead.  This year I was determined to make a seriously cool gingerbread abode – I designed and made the blueprints for a … 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

Carrot and Ginger Cake…One of Your 5-A-Day? I Think So.

This recipe was meant to be the Pièce de résistance as a dessert for yet another dinner party.  I made Apricot and Almond cookies as a pre-snack to go on the table but wanted to make a layer cake for dessert. The Apricot and Almond cookies were made first and I decided to take a … Continue reading

The Not-So-Spicy Spiced Pound Cake

This week, I decided to make the Spiced Pound cake as a gift to a friend (i.e. I needed another reason to bake and had to keep it simple because I’m chair/bed bound).  My funny ass ‘friend’ (we shall not name or identify them in any way due to the, ahem, horrendus joke about to … Continue reading