autumn, Cakes

Spooky Cakes

We didn’t make any plans for today, which was just as well as both boys are under the weather. Luckily, Netflix is on fire at the moment with its offerings for all the family so while the boys chill on the couch watching Lego, the fairy put plans for the afternoon into action. She’s told them in no uncertain terms …

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Baking, Bread

Vegan Tea Brack

Barmbrack, Báirín Breac or Tea Brack is somewhere between a fruit cake and a tea bread. The Brack is a traditional Halloween bake that would have small items, such as a coin to represent wealth, a piece of cloth to represent poverty, a ring to represent marriage, wrapped and stirred into the mix before being baked. Nowadays store bought bracks tend …

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Cakes

Chocolate Sunken Soufflé Cake

Every year the kids get to choose their own birthday cake and I will endeavour to produce a near perfect replica of their selected recipe. When they’re young, naturally it isn’t a recipe they opt for, instead I get requests for cakes with Disney characters, animals or cars etc. As they get older, the challenges come. This year my eldest …

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