Camp Bestival Planning

Mojitos for tomorrow night and in an ideal world all we would need is three things: Tequila, salt and limes, we wouldn't need anything else to get us through the weekend as no food would be required or remembered. However, we have children so that's not going to happen *sighs wistfully*.

Gingerbread and rhubarb mini loaf cakes with lemon icing

Gloriously stick gingerbread with tart rhubarb complimented with lemon icing, delicious.

Ginger Snaps

A classic English biscuit, different to gingerbread as these have a 'crackle' effect when baked and are essential to dunk into a cup of tea


These classic German gingerbread biscuits are super easy to make and delicious, great for sharing or giving as gifts at Christmas.
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Gingerbread Biscuits - rubbing in method

It wouldn't be Christmas without gingerbread in our house, gingerbread biscuits to decorate and if I remember to put a hole in the top they may end up on the Christmas tree although it's difficult to get them to last that long.

Magimix - the easiest machine to use EVER!

Small boy (aged 10) had a sale to raise money for his form's chosen charity today.  He decided that his team were going to have a bake sale, they were given instructions on what to make and he spent most of Sunday baking.  On the list…

Buckingham Palace in Gingerbread

Thought this was an appropriate posting for the Royal Wedding Day.  This is a photo of Buckingham Palace I made in gingerbread for a PR stunt for Country Living a couple of years ago.  It was eventually almost cemented together to keep it…

Gingerbread Rhubarb Muffins

We had a franchise discovery day yesterday during which we had the potential franchisees making rhubarb muffins to eat later.  I'd run out of light brown soft sugar so substituted it for dark brown soft sugar, well, it was so good I started…