This past week has been a crazy one. My hands are literally blistered from baking and my body is now running on empty. What I need right about now is a decent cup of tea and a deliciousness pick-me-up, like a slice of Granny’s Lemon Drizzle cake!Read More
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.
I bought a bundt tin a few months back and couldn’t wait for it to arrive so I could get stuck in, baking beautiful cakes to share on here. But for whatever reason I’ve only really just gotten around to it with this beautiful Cherry Bundt Cake. That’s not to say I haven’t been pinning lots of inspirations over on my Pinterest! Read More
Whenever the kids ask me, “what’s your favourite fruit, Mummy?” the answer will always be, bananas! I’ve always been a fan of bananas, in fact anything banana – banana sweeties, banana puddings, banana hair products; in fact I currently have a banana shower gel stood in my shower. So it’s really no surprise that one of my favourite bakes from Granny is her Banana Loaf. Read More
There’s a birthday approaching in the Baking with Granny house. And it’s a big one! Granny has recently retired from making cakes but as it’s John’s 5th birthday next week she has decided to put her pinny on once more and whip up another birthday cake that will no doubt get heads turning. To mark the occasion, lets take a wee look back at all the birthday cakes she’s already done for the The Boys over the past 5 years! Read More
Happy Hogmany, folks!For those of you outwith Scotland, Hogmanay is our version of New Years. The origins of the term ‘Hogmanay’ is at best uncertain but it isn’t without it’s traditions. Torch-light processions, singing Auld Lang Syne, street parties and of course first-footing; the custom of being the first visitor in a home after the bells at midnight. And for good luck your first-footer should be a tall, dark, handsome stranger, carrying some sort of gift. So if you’re planning on doing some first-footing yourself then this Black Bun is just the gift you need.Read More