Archive | November 2012

Christmas Cake Giveaway

I am giving away  a Christmas Cake to one lucky person who likes and follows this post for your chance to win this cake before christmas please follow me on twitter and rt  also  if you like this post  on my website.

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts Easy and Yummy!!!

Made Doughnuts  rolled in cinnamon Sugar at college today Really enjoyed making these

Here is the Recipe :

40 grams of Sugar

1 teaspoon of salt

30 grams of white Fat (lard)

1/2 an egg

20 grams of fresh yeast  ( or 7 grams of dried yeast)

150mlof water

Method :

Sieve the flour and milk powder together with the salt and rub in the White Fat. add the sugar and yeast to the 150ml of lukewarm water and also add your 1/2 egg into this add into the rubbed in mixture. knead dough well!

leave to prove for half an hour. After half an hour roll into  shapes or balls and  leave to prove again in a warm place. deep fry for 3 minutes each side or until a golden brown in colour. roll in cinnamon sugar (a mix of cinnamon and sugar) and or put a hole in them and fill with jam 😛 yummy

Very easy and fun to make the picture is of ones I made this morning  i hope you enjoy making them as much as I did

The most amazing Winter Wonderland Cake I have EVER SEEN!

I was looking through some pictures online and I came across the most amazing Wedding Cake ever.

Now with Christmas just around the corner and more and more people choosing to get married with a Winter Wonderland theme. I started to do some research on various cakes and found one by a Scottish Company that i thought was simply STUNNING.

Made by Special Days Cakes

■54 Main Street
■G717LS Uddingston
Tel : 01698 327075
info@specialdayscakes.co.uk

This Cake would set you Back Several Hundreds of pounds but look at the precise detailing and the cute little penguins who could resist such a beautiful cake and let’s be honest it would make an absolutely fantastic centerpiece at any wedding.

With kind thanks to Special days cakes for the use of this image.

All their cakes are simply beautiful and so much work goes into them.

please feel free to have a look on their lovely website

http://www.specialdayscakes.co.uk

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Edinburgh Cake Ladies

Our Christmas social meeting will take place on Tuesday 11th December at the excellent Tea at 94 on Buccleuch Street.

We just can’t enough of Michelle’s lovely cakes and the homely atmosphere at Tea at 94.

It’s very much a drop in event, no need to bake anything, we’ll be purchasing cakes and drinks from the venue. Michelle has even offered to kindly make anything from her savoury menu for those who wish to come straight from work.

What time?

Just turn up anytime from 6pm (the venue is staying open just for us) and catch up with fellow cake ladies before Santa visits. Please leave email us, leave a message on Facebook or tweet us if you’re coming for a rough idea of numbers. There is also a Facebook event page.

Date for the 2013 diary

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me with john torode and gregg wallace at good food show

me with john torode and gregg wallace at good food show

i like this picture this was taken at the good food show in glasgow in october. i really like there style of cooking and got my masterchef cook book signed too x they didnt have a chance really to chat to me but from what i saw very busy day and long for them

Cafe by the Park Dunfermline one of my Fav places to eat!

On Tuesday I made one of my regular visits to the cafe by the park in Dunfermline.

One of the reasons i like here so much is the service is excellent  the manager johnathan seats you and asks you if you would like a taste of their soup of the day the food is great they also have a seperate menu which is gluten Free all there cakes are handmade on the premises and  they sell luxury mackies ice cream too.

On Tuesday’s visit I had a Chicken Fillet burger served with Chips and Coleslaw  it was no frills cooking just good regular food and it was priced at only £5.95. As i said not fine dining but ordinary food at an ordinary price! 

This place is also licensed if you fancy a glass of wine with your dinner. It is situated by the Glen gates of pittencrieff park in Chalmers Street Dunfermline.

http://cafebythepark.com/ is there website and there menus can be viewed here online

COMES HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Apple pie

make the pastry  ingredients are below add all ingredients together and enough egg to bind it line your tin  put 2 large cooking apples skinned and cubed into a pot with a pinch of cinnamon a pinch of sugar and a tsp of water.  simmer for 10 minutes add to your greased lined tin then roll out enough pastry to cover top glaze edges with milk and  put a hole inthe top  lightly sprinkle with sugar then crimp edges if you wish. excellent results 180c  for approx 20 mins or until golden brown.  made this at college today so simple yet so deliciousImageImage