• food,  recipes

    Toffee apple and salted pretzel rocky road

    Happy Friday! A little while ago I was inspired to make this yummy toffee apple and salted pretzel rocky road. It’s ideal for when you just need something sweet. Here is the recipe (by John Whaite) if you want to give it a go this weekend! Ingredients:(Makes 12–16) 250g dark chocolate (60–70% cocoa solids), broken into chunks 100g milk chocolate, broken into chunks 125g salted butter 1tbsp golden syrup 50g mini marshmallows 100g caramel/toffee wafers (stroopwafel), roughly chopped 100g hazelnuts, roughly chopped 100g salted pretzels, roughly crushed 100g dried apple, roughly chopped Method: Line a 20cm square cake tin with baking paper. Put both the chocolates, butter and the golden…

  • Eating Out,  food,  Teas

    Afternoon Tea at Ridgmont Station Tea Rooms

    This is a delightful tea room situated in the former Victorian (1846) Ridgmont railway station building’s Ladies Waiting Room. I’ve been here a few times previously in 2019 and think of it as a bit of a hidden gem. With my love of anything vintage and retro, it’s right up my street. I’ve been keen to try their afternoon tea for some time and my recent birthday was the perfect opportunity. I LOVE afternoon tea as you all know, so I really relished being able to try theirs. It’s a good idea to book a few days in advance as their afternoon teas get booked up quickly- we booked a…

  • food

    Cosy Winter Afternoons With Cake

    Happy New Year! I hope you’ve all been enjoying the time between Christmas and the end of 2020, and eating your body weight in sweet treats. I have- after all someone has to finish the Christmas goodies! Here is a delicious Victoria Sponge I enjoyed earlier this week, courtesy of The Lounge, a local coffee shop. Lazy winter afternoons with cake and tea are my fave. And as you can see, I got a friend to enjoy it with me 😊

  • food,  recipes

    Rather Lovely Raspberry Ripple Cake

    Over the last few months, I missed going out to eat cake so much I decided to make it myself. I baked this delightful raspberry ripple- recipe and ingredients courtesy of BakedIn. Ingredients: 130g caster sugar 195g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 75g granulated sugar 130g icing sugar 2.5g freeze dried raspberries 4 medium eggs 195g cubed unsalted butter, at room temperature 120g raspberries 350g mascarpone You will need: 3 x greaseproof circles Butter measure 2 x wooden skewers 3 x 18cm round tins Small saucepan Sieve Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/ gas mark 4. Grease three round tins and line with the provided greaseproof circles.…