Last week lovely Emily over at The Nest made the biggest, most inviting Victoria Sponge. I’ve been hankering after one ever since. I showed it to Mr. Simply Homemade, he wants it too. It’s been so long since I made the classic sponge. My Mam used to make them all the time, if I remember… Continue reading Victoria Sponge for Easter…..or Anytime!!
I have mentioned before that we have a tendency to celebrate many occasions within our home with cupcakes! I have also mentioned that we are endeavouring to live a healthier lifestyle and I have to say, we are succeeding, we have made excellent, albeit gradual changes, changing everything over night would indeed lead to rebellion!… Continue reading Easter Muffins
Coughs and colds, it’s the time of year for them isn’t it? The moody weather this year isn’t helping this year I don’t think, temperatures seem to be fluctuating lot throughout the day, we’re adding layers, then taking them away just as quickly. I’ve never been one to rely on medicines for colds, unless of… Continue reading Soothing a Cold
This time of year, I don’t want to be cooking big hot dinners that no body really wants because it’s just too warm. Salads are a much easier, lighter option, but I don’t want to tire of them so it’s great to have some nice accompaniments. I took inspiration from Caitriona Redmond’s, Wholesome, for this… Continue reading Butterbean Pesto
This recipe for Lemon Cupcakes is adapted from The Hummingbird Bakery, Cupcakes and Muffins book. I love all things lemon and these are packed full of that distinctive lemon flavour. Ingredients 120g plain flour 150g caster sugar 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 2 T grated lemon zest , plus extra to decorate 40g unsalted butter,… Continue reading Luxurious Lemon Cupcakes