savoury meals
nibbles and canapes
cakes and biscuits
cupcakes and muffins

baking tips
baking tips
  1. i never really bother sifting flour when i'm making cakes, it doesnt make a huge difference and saves on washing up. if i'm making a cake thats for a special occasion then perhaps i will take the time, but until then i just dont bother!
  2. in my opinion, sillicone cake moulds are just the best thing. i only own a few, but i find them so useful. you can jost pop your cakes out of them creating a really smooth, neat edge, and it means you dont have to bother lining the tin or scraping around the edges with a knife. the cupcake moulds are perfect, because you they are re-usable and better than throwing away paper cases.
  3. i always put a timer on the oven, i just dont trust myself waiting!
favourite recipe books
  1. Cake Days by the Hummingbird Bakery- full of inspiration and great, easy recipes. 
  2. Baking Made Easy by Lorraine Pascale- i love the breads and the sweet treats near thback.
  3. Home Cooking Made Easy by Lorraine Pascale- my favourite of the two. makes me so hungry just looking through it, and her recipes are such an inpiration. the one recipe i wasn't so keen on was the sheperds pie though, but generally a fantastic book. all hail Lorraine!