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The Baking Book

My most vivid memories of baking tend to revolve around my Nan. She’s a good teacher, and if I'm honest, the most influential figure in my love of baking. As soon as I could hold a wooden spoon in my hand and stir ingredients in her huge baking jug, I was scooped up on to the counter and my baking days began.

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Hygge Baking: Nan's Christmas Cake

As soon as I could hold a wooden spoon in my hand, my baking days began with my Nan.   The highlight of our baking calendar was the Christmas cake, partly because of the comforting scent of warm spices and brandy filling the air and partly because we loved to go to town decorating the cake with snowy royal icing and kitsch Christmas trinkets.    If you'd like to read more about my baking days with my Nan, I've written a nostalgic post about them here.   Cake Ingredients Makes two 20cm cakes    1361g (3lbs) dried fruit 127g (4.5oz) glace cherries 85g (3oz) flaked almonds 170g (6oz) candied peel (omit if your dried fruit contains mixed peel or if you...

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How to Make Pumpkin Spice

It's September 1st, which can only mean one thing... PUMPKIN SPICE SEASON IS HERE! It's hard to get hold of here in the UK, but it's so easy to make and is a cosy, purse-friendly Christmas gift that will make someone with a hygge heart very happy indeed!

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