Cake Baking Tips

Top Cake Baking Tips

We were lucky enough to be given some fresh walnuts from a neighbour, so making a coffee and walnut cake was a perfect opportunity to use them! (…oh, and it’s my favourite cake…) As always, made using local @cotswoldflour.

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Blackburry Mini Cake

Blackberry Mini Cakes

I had a busy weekend of baking parties! We baked the strawberry version of these gorgeous little cakes along with quail egg scotch eggs, and Italian breads.

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Face-to-Face Classes are Back!

It’s great to be teaching in-person classes again. A busy but fun weekend teaching two private baking classes, a savoury picnic food class on Saturday and a Parisian-style Macaron class on Sunday. Fortunately the weather was cooperative too so participants were able to enjoy their picnic treats outside!

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Wild Garlic Pesto

Wild Garlic Pesto Recipe

It’s wild garlic season! If you’re fortunate enough to have found a bunch either foraged or from the greengrocer, this is a great recipe to extend the shelf life and enjoy it for a little longer.

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Candied Pistachio Carrot Cake

I really like this small carrot cake with a not-too-sweet icing and crunchy, candied pistachios on top. It is the sort of cake that you can knock up quickly and enjoy with a cup of tea after a walk.

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Bagels

Weekend Bagel Making

We had a busy online American baking class yesterday making homemade bagels and brownies. It is one of my favourite classes to teach as I find making bagels a lot of fun and always a treat to eat.

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Cinnamon Star Bread

Cinnamon Star Bread

Inspiration for this beautiful bread came from King Arthur Baking. I used our wonderful local Matthew’s Flour to make the four layers of dough filled with cinnamon sugar.

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A fusion of the best of British and American baking! Jumbo Cinnascone

Jumbo Cinnascone

A fusion of the best of British and American baking! Laminated scone dough is layered with buttery cinnamon sugar before baking and topping with an orange glaze.

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Recipe for Sunday waffles

Overnight Waffles

Welcome to part 2 of my Spring series of short baking video’s. Today I’m making a Special Sunday Treat – Overnight Waffles. View the video and recipe.

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Family baking classes via Zoom

Family Baking Fun

‘Family Baking Fun’ treats from our Zoom class yesterday making a trio of teatime bakes, all made using superb local Cotswold Flour.

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American Maple Walnut Scone Recipe

Scrummy Weekend Bake

Maple Walnut Scones (American style). Today I wanted to bake just for us and make something to have over the next few days with a coffee. When this mood strikes, I will often go back to my roots and make something with an American twist.

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The Great British Baking Masterclasses

The Great British Bakes Series

A series of four masterclasses have been added to the online class schedule.  Perfect your sweet and savoury scones; learn the secrets of a light Victoria sponge & indulge in an easy Irish soda bread, shortbread, and lemon curd.

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Trio Of Valentine’s Day Treats

A trio of Valentine’s Day treats from online baking with the AWC London yesterday. We had a productive afternoon of baking and connecting virtually. Gluten-free amaretti biscuits, passion fruit curd, and salted caramel brownie bites

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Doughnut development day. Wonderful Cruller doughnuts with a citrus glaze. View the recipe

Doughnut Development Day

Today we have had a doughnut development day and made cruller doughnuts made from a pate of choux dough with a citrus glaze. View the citrus glaze recipe and try at home.

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It’s Marmalade Time

It’s marmalade time! Seville oranges have hit the local greengrocer, ready to be made into some delicious marmalade. Watch my video for this easy Seville Orange Marmalade recipe.

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Gorgeous Mini Lemon Cakes

These gorgeous mini lemon cakes really were as delicious as they look! They disappeared quickly, the perfect pick-me-up with a cup of coffee. Soon to appear in a special 30th birthday private baking class.

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Grand Launch

I’m very excited to be launching my new baking business and connecting with you. You can look forward to lots of baking inspiration, recipes, and short videos.

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