The new Andrew James Chef’s blowtorch: product review

I am a huge fan of kitchen gadgets, but with any prospective gadget, I always try to weight up if it is likely to get used only a few times before being relegated to the back of a cupboard (joining the popcorn maker, milk frother and various others I have amassed over the years….!) Continue reading “The new Andrew James Chef’s blowtorch: product review”

Afternoon Tea review: The Four Seasons, Dogmersfield, Hampshire

The photos I took for this post are of bakes prepared by The Four Seasons, Dogmersfield, Hampshire Continue reading “Afternoon Tea review: The Four Seasons, Dogmersfield, Hampshire”

Lemongrass custard tarts

This is my slightly spiced take on Portuguese custard tarts, using two of the excellent spices I received from Absolute Spice. They might not be traditional flavour-wise but that hardly matters! Continue reading “Lemongrass custard tarts”

Absolute Spice: product review & recipe ideas

I love focusing on flavour in my bakes; flavour is by far the key consideration when I am baking, whether I am recreating a favourite bake or working on a new idea. And excellent quality ingredients are always my priority. Continue reading “Absolute Spice: product review & recipe ideas”

The joys of a food dehydrator: “Andrew James” product review & tips

I was very lucky to have received an Andrew James food dehydrator for Christmas. Talk about being deliriously over the moon about this gift!

Continue reading “The joys of a food dehydrator: “Andrew James” product review & tips”

My take on Bourbon biscuits – with mocha ganache & caramelised sugar

A bourbon biscuit is one of my favourite biscuits, but I had never made them fully before. Until now! Continue reading “My take on Bourbon biscuits – with mocha ganache & caramelised sugar”

New Sainsbury’s “Bake Magazine”

A new, inspiring magazine:

Recently launched, Sainsbury’s have created their new Bake Magazine: an exciting collection of recipes, tips and treats. Continue reading “New Sainsbury’s “Bake Magazine””

Whitworths Blogging Event: fruiting, chatting, baking & tiffin!

I was invited to my first food-related blogging event in London, organised by Whitworths and held at Venturis Table in London. It happened to be held on my birthday, so what better way to spend a birthday than with a fun event such as this. Continue reading “Whitworths Blogging Event: fruiting, chatting, baking & tiffin!”

Product Review: Lakeland’s “My Kitchen 12-Cup loose-bottomed Mini Sandwich Tin”

Loose-bottomed, sturdy, vertical sides and minature: a wonderful idea, especially for other admirers of bakes that are smaller-scale. This tin has become one of my most-prized kitchen items. Continue reading “Product Review: Lakeland’s “My Kitchen 12-Cup loose-bottomed Mini Sandwich Tin””