If there’s one bake that reminds me of Papa, it’s Belgian Buns. Whether it’s following a lunch at Greggs or buying them by the tray-full at Costco, he just can’t resist them! And who can blame him? Read More
It’s a staple in any British baking cupboard. Added to cakes, biscuits, puddings… Drizzled on pancakes, ice cream, porridge… Even used as a sandwich filler! But just what is Golden Syrup? And what can you use as an alternative if you can’t get your hands on a tin? Read More
These days I’m very firmly an Edinburgh lass, even appearing in the local paper! But I actually grew up down the coast a little in North Berwick, where Granny still lives today. As well as Granny (and Papa!), North Berwick is also home to Tantallon Castle, a mighty fortress that dates right back to the 1300’s and is the place of which these lovely little Tantallon Cakes get their name. Read More
One of my favourite things about my childhood home was the rows of raspberry bushes that were just outside our back garden. I used to love running around in the summer and gathering handfuls of fresh raspberries and eating them before we could get home and actually make something with them. But if you have more patience than me, then this Chocolate Brioche Pudding with Raspberries from Jo’s Kitchen Larder is a great way to use up any stock you may have gathered. Read More
Well this is a rather exciting thing to write… Baking with Granny has been named as a FINALIST in the Brilliance in Blogging Awards 2017 (The BiBs). A few weeks back I asked for you to consider nominating us in The BiBs on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and of course, you lovely lot did not let us down!
I can still clearly remember my first encounter with Golden Syrup. I’d seen the infamous tin in Granny’s baking cupboard but it wasn’t until we first tried baking what would become my favourite cookie recipe that I really tasted this gold elixir. It’s a staple in British baking and most definitely the star ingredient of this Golden Syrup Cake. Read More
It was actually one of our lovely Twitter followers who’d requested this recipe and of course, Granny had her go-to Rock Bun recipe right on cue! I’m pretty sure prior to this, the last time I made Rock Buns was in my High School Home Economics class and I’m pretty sure they were more rock than they were bun.
Confession time… I’m a sugar addict. It will be of no surprise to those around me to be fair! From the moment I wake up to the moment I go to bed, I’m looking for my next sugar hit. It’s certainly not ideal but growing up in Scotland with sweet treats like Scottish Tablet, it’s really unavoidable.