They’re synonymous with Easter and currently filling the shelves of all the supermarkets but what’s better than your basic shop-bought Hot Cross Buns, is a batch straight from the oven!
Here at Baking with Granny we are big fans of simple, classic recipes. The kind that, well, your Granny would have made! The best thing about these kinds of recipes is that they are generally easy enough to try baking with kids, as well as being delicious. And Jam Tarts fit within this niche perfectly!
Vanilla cupcakes – the classic that every person loves! So incredibly easy to bake and so incredibly easy to eat. These vanilla cupcakes are truly the best vanilla cupcakes you will ever taste and it all comes down to one secret ingredient which you probably wouldn’t expect to find in your cupcakes…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; 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
It’s getting to that point in winter when I’m over the cold weather and craving some warmer sunshine. Unfortunately we live in Scotland and with a forecast of snow later today, those days are a long way off yet! Thankfully though we can always count on cupcakes to brighten up our days and these Raspberry Cupcakes from the lovely Kirsty at Winnettes are the perfect summery treat to chase off the snow-induced winter-blues!
When it comes to the perfect brownies, I’m a bit of a snob. Only the richest, fudgiest, cavity-inducing ones will do. Lucky for you I decided to take on the mission of creating the very best brownies and after a little trial and error, I have done it! I give you my Tripe Chocolate Brownies.
When it comes to bread and yeast-inclusive recipes, I feel like I’ve a long way to go towards mastering them. I have recently been pestering Granny to assist in a Yeast Masterclass post, with all the ins and outs of her baking-brain so you (& me!) too can perfect the perfect rise. For now though I wanted to give something fairly simple a try and these Toasted Teacakes were just the nudge the the right direction I needed.
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!
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