Category Archives: baking

Apple and Coconut Muffins (with coconut iced topping)

Adding fruit to muffins and cakes like these Apple and Coconut Muffins is not only a healthy option (making up for 1 of your five a day) but it also makes them lovely and moist. In addition, coconut is a … Continue reading

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Double Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies (nut free alternative inc.)

These Double Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies are perfect for Children’s Play Dates and for Catch Up’s with friends over a cup of coffee. They are so easy and quick to make that your children can make them and when … Continue reading

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Shortcrust Pastry (Sweet, Savoury, Lemon and Almond, Coconut)

You can’t beat making and using your own Shortcrust Pastry in a recipe. Whilst using shop-bought is easy, it can’t replace the fresh buttery taste, melt in the mouth texture and the sheer satisfaction of knowing that your dish is … Continue reading

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Bakewell Tart – using Sweet Shortcrust Pastry

If you love to bake, like a traditional baked dish, then you just have to try Bakewell Tart. This Northern dish that brings back childhood memories of Grandma’s kitchen and is a must for any coffee and cake moments, a … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake Muffins (deliciously moist and with a luxury cream cheese topping)

This deliciously moist carrot cake recipe is finished of with a luxury cream cheese topping and is definitely one for a ‘cheat’ day if you are watching the calories. Although it’s perfect for the kids with the cream cheese topping and … Continue reading

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Cup Cake Toppings to Die for (glace icing, royal icing, butter cream, cream cheese frosting)

There will always be cake!  But what you use as a cake topping can, to coin a phrase, can be ‘the icing on the cake’. Follow these recipes for a perfect topping of your choice, depending on the cake recipe. … Continue reading

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How to Look After Stoneware

Baking with Stoneware is one of the oldest methods of cooking food and this traditional method has many advantages including: Even heat distribution No moisture build up under food Moisture within food is maintained No flavour transfer from strong smelling … Continue reading

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Chocolate Sponge Pudding (Fast and Fabulous)

This quick an easy Chocolate Sponge Pudding is just the thing when you have lots of children to entertain (and feed) or you have unexpected guests with a sweet tooth. Preparation is very easy and because you are using a microwave, … Continue reading

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It’s what HonieLikes – Pampered Chef (my new love affair)

I’m having fun, keeping busy and doing what Honie likes to do best, well I hope you think I do my best! And where does The Pampered Chef fit in with this new found fun and busying of myself. I … Continue reading

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Caramel Apple and Pecan Pastry Ring (A Cooking Show Recipe from Pampered Chef)

This Caramel Apple and Pecan Pastry Ring was the first ever Pampered Chef Recipe I helped to make and taste. I loved it! The ‘ring’ recipes are ‘sure favourite’ recipes to make at shows & they’re great to impress friends … Continue reading

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