Posts Categorized: Baking

Shortcrust Pastry

Shortcrust Pastry

This Is A very basic recipe and my favourite! I use this pastry for everything and have never gone to a different recipe. I got this recipe from my Great British Bake Off Book, of course! Instead of using unsalted butter, if I’m in a rush, for example if I’m making Cornish Pasties, a family favourite,… Read more

A 20th birthday cake!

A 20th birthday cake!

I love baking cakes, and usually plan to bake the cake before the day it is being served and decorating on the day. My sister just turned 20! She loves to do make up, so I thought – why not make a birthday cake with a Sephora makeup theme – her favorite! It wasn’t a total surprise for her… Read more

Cake of a half century!

Cake of a half century!

Occasion: 50th birthday  Cake original design by: Charis Summers This cake was made for me by my daughter, isn’t it amazing? This cake is not easy to make, you have to be very patient and need to practice your sculpturing fingers. Give yourself plenty of time, maybe the entire day! NB. There’s no recipe for… Read more

Lemon drizzle cake

Lemon drizzle cake

ADD A drizzle of sweetness to your life I don’t know what came over us but this lemon cake was twice the lemon cake you’d expect because it’s not only made with lemon zest, it also has lemon syrup poured all over for the glazing. Be prepared to develop dimples. This was originally a Raymond Blanc recipe… Read more