Category Archives: coffee

mocha cupcakes

Delicious, soft, crumbly muffiny concoctions here, with a splodge of coffee icing. I enjoyed them a lot – more coffee flavour next time though. Mocha cupcakes (makes about 12): 250ml water 250g caster sugar 125g unsalted butter 2 tablespoons cocoa powder ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 2 tablespoons instant coffee 225g self-raising flour 2 eggs, beaten For the icing: 100g […]

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fairy cakes three ways

An unusual post this one: it’s a birthday gift show-off in disguise and I didn’t cook the featured articles! Recent birthday gifts were: individual silicone cupcake cases (re-usable and easy to remove from the cases you see), a wiry cupcake stand, and my first ever piping bag. As I was about to spring into baking action, my 4 month old […]

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tiramisu

Yet another blog topped with an awful photo. I should do a course or something. Which is a real shame, because I consider tiramisu one of my absolute star pieces. I’ve made dozens of them, and tweak them every time. It’s creamy, boozy, sweet, light, indulgent, chocolatey…  a real treat. I’ve also done one with Bailey’s mixed into the cream, […]

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