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Grrrrr Tiger Bread: It's Puurrrfect Grrrrr Tiger Bread: It's Puurrrfect By Life, dreams and cupcakes. 01/31/12 09:00 I recently saw a blog post over on Mary Anne's blog about Tiger Bread. I absolutely love Tiger Bread from the supermarket but had never really given much thought to how it was made. When I read Mary Anne's post I was intrigued and really wanted to give...
House of the Rising Bun - Vanilla Cupcakes House of the Rising Bun - Vanilla Cupcakes By Life, dreams and cupcakes. 10/16/13 08:00 Now, I know my blog is named after the iconic cupcake, but it is a rare sight to actually see them on the blog. This is not a deliberate avoidance, I simply don't make them that often. *shrugs* Back in August I was contacting by Laura from House of the...
Cinnamon Swirl Scones Cinnamon Swirl Scones By Life, dreams and cupcakes. 03/14/12 10:45 I have never had much luck with scones in the past, flat, heavy and possibly could be classed as a deadly weapon was the best I could manage. So , when I saw that this months Tea Time Treats was scone themed I moaned and groaned and pretty much decided...
Harry Potter Butterbeer Cake Harry Potter Butterbeer Cake By Life, dreams and cupcakes. 02/17/12 09:00 Wednesday was my second outing to the now famous Clandestine Cake Club! The theme this month was "Inspired by the Silver Screen". There were loads of fabulously delicious creations on show from pistachio and rosewater (Passage to India) to strawberry daiquiri...
Low Calorie Blueberry Butterfly Cakes Low Calorie Blueberry Butterfly Cakes By Life, dreams and cupcakes. 01/24/12 09:00 The lovely folks over at Bakingmad.com recently advertised for bloggers to take part in their January healthy baking challenge. I was keen to try some less fattening cakes so jumped at the chance to take part. I had a choice of a few different recipes to...
Sunday Lunch - Toad in the Hole Sunday Lunch - Toad in the Hole By Life, dreams and cupcakes. 01/22/12 09:00 Toad in the hole is a HUGE favourite in my house, I don't make it too often as it is probably not the most healthy of meals and I seem incapable of small portions. This recipe has never failed me, it always rises beautifully and taste light and fluffy with...
Feeling brave: Macarons Feeling brave: Macarons By Life, dreams and cupcakes. 12/06/11 09:00 I had a full day of baking planned on Sunday, mostly I was planning on making heaps of biscuits for the Food Blogger Cookie Swap, but I also wanted to try a few other things while the biscuits were cooling or in-between bakes. The biscuit recipe (which...
Banana, white chocolate and almond muffins Banana, white chocolate and almond muffins By Life, dreams and cupcakes. 04/20/12 09:00 Ok so I am going to admit something that will sound unusual considering the title of this post but; I don't like bananas. Let me explain, Peeling a fresh yellow banana and biting into it makes me want to gag. The texture, the smell, the stringy bits......
Valentines Shortbread Biscuits Valentines Shortbread Biscuits By Life, dreams and cupcakes. 02/08/12 10:38 Valentines day is nearly upon us once more, people often have mixed feeling about Valentines. I personally feel it is a bit of a Hallmark holiday, and in my house it doesn't tend to be marked with any enthusiasm; a card and a nice meal in the house is plenty....
The French Oven Macarons The French Oven Macarons By Life, dreams and cupcakes. 02/01/12 15:39 This week on twitter I heard some rather exciting news, well at least I find it exciting. The French Oven in Grainger Market have started selling Macarons! I have been looking for some in and around Newcastle for a while, and was delighted to hear that...
Gingerbread House Gingerbread House By Life, dreams and cupcakes. 12/14/11 09:00 It's beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas, the decorations are up, the Christmas cakes are baked and the weather men and women are harping on about the possibility of a white Christmas. I have been very jealous listening to everyone talking about...
Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Pie By Life, dreams and cupcakes. 11/24/11 13:27 Well since today is Thanksgiving for our American cousins I thought I would post my recent attempt at an American classic; Pumpkin Pie. I have only ever had pumpkin pie once before and that was at University when one of my housemates wowed us all with it...
Quick One-Banana Bread Quick One-Banana Bread By Life, dreams and cupcakes. 05/08/13 09:00 We've all been there, you are all ready for a nice lazy weekend when unexpected guests descend. Maybe they just were passing and popped in, or maybe your boyfriend claimed he told you weeks ago, but alas you completely forgot. Either way, I am the kind...
Shirley Temple Cake Shirley Temple Cake By Life, dreams and cupcakes. 04/25/12 09:00 You may have seen on my previous Cake Club post that I made a Shirley Temple cake? I promised you a recipe, so here it is. (really really late but hopefully worth the wait?) The Inspiration for this cake is the lovely mock-tail (non-alcoholic cocktail)...
Caramel Shortbread Caramel Shortbread By Life, dreams and cupcakes. 03/06/12 09:00 I have never been a big fan of caramel shortbread, the thick sickly caramel layer always left me feeling a little queasy. It is however one of my Sister's all time favourite sweet treats and she has been nagging me to bake it for ever. I mentioned to the...
Shortbread Army - Coming to get you Shortbread Army - Coming to get you By Life, dreams and cupcakes. 03/01/12 09:00 There has been a lot of celebrations and happy occassions this month from Christenings to Engagements, to Births and New Jobs. Lots of reasons to be happy and lots of excuses to bake something delicious to celebrate! Some close friend of ours had their...
Sunday Lunch - Chicken and Leek Pie Sunday Lunch - Chicken and Leek Pie By Life, dreams and cupcakes. 02/12/12 09:00 May not win any beauty contests but was absolutely delicious! This weeks Sunday lunch is a bit of a cheat as we didn't actually eat it on Sunday, but why mess with a nice little blog routine eh? This Sunday we had some friends over to watch a sporting event...
Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts By Life, dreams and cupcakes. 02/02/12 09:00 On Sunday I decided to make a pie for our Sunday Lunch (post to come next Sunday). I also wanted to make something yummy for dessert as a treat. I use egg yolks in my pastry so had a few spare egg whites knocking about that needed to be used up... It didn't...
Weekly Bake-off: Chocolate Fudge Cake Weekly Bake-off: Chocolate Fudge Cake By Life, dreams and cupcakes. 11/11/11 14:04 Very best chocolate fudge cake For the sponge 50g sifted cocoa powder 6 tbsp boiling water 3 large eggs 50ml milk 175g self raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 100g butter (softened) 275g caster sugar For the icing 150g dark chocolate 150ml sour cream 0.5...
A bit of a scone fail A bit of a scone fail By Life, dreams and cupcakes. 10/25/11 12:09 My first foray into the world of scones was not a successful one, it was entirely my fault and nothing to do with the fabulous recipe from Edd Kimber. The dough/scone mixture itself was lovely, looked exactly as it should and I had the highest of hope....
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