Category Archives: Baking

Afternoon tea at Greedy Hill, and sooo many delicious treats!

My friend, Martha, runs pop-up afternoon teas from her home, just outside the village, nicknamed Greedy Hill (a play on the farm’s name, Reediehill). I took Mum up for the pop-up as a treat the other weekend, and what a … Continue reading

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Cakes at work, including my fabulous Valentine’s cake extravaganza

This Valentine’s Day I bought Hubby a heart-shaped silicon cake mould. He was ecstatic, and his first suggestion was a heart-shaped meatloaf – typical! But I did try it out with a couple of cakes: one for him (double chocolate!) … Continue reading

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Afternoon tea with the Girls, and Mum’s famous gingerbread

The snow caused havoc with my foodie¬†plans the other week: not only did our Burns Nicht supper have to be hastily altered (guests being unable to attend at the last minute!) but our afternoon tea up the road the next … Continue reading

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Spooky cupcakes!

We had a fun afternoon decorating cupcakes this week! Thanks to Becca: the baker and hostess-with-the-mostest delicious icing recipe! It was lots of fun and an activity that anyone can join in. Hopefully these decorated cupcakes will give you some … Continue reading

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Some typical Scottish cakes: tarts and gingerbread

I was informed by one of my volunteers at work that cake makes them work faster – a good tip! So I’ve been tempting my colleagues with different cakes during a very intense week as we start our big project … Continue reading

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A couple of rather splendid birthday cakes and a figure of a butterfly cake

Cake 1: the pineapple upside down cake Hubby first made pineapple upside down cake for my birthday the first year we were living together. It’s yummy, involves the most delicious fruit ever, and doesn’t need icing. This recipe has spices, … Continue reading

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The myth of the self-saucing chocolate cake continues…

My friend from high school, Claire, was staying this weekend with her family, and it’s tradition that we make her her favourite pud. And it was so very very good; better than we remembered! The self-saucing chocolate cake comes from … Continue reading

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