I’d stumbled across the recipe for Mug Bread on James Morton’s Blog after seeing a tweet for his Yum Yums recipe. According to James, all you needed for Mug Bread was a mug and a bowl. So I decided I’d give it a go!
It was my first time making a loaf of white bread, so it was fun! And the recipe is really easy to follow. Step by step photos are after the jump! And here’s the recipe for Mug Bread from James’ site!
Traybakes are the best thing in the world when it comes to bringing baked goods into work! You can slice and transport them in the tray. A lot easier to lug into work on the Luas than a cake or cupcakes!
I tried two different traybakes recently, both from The Great British Bake Off How to Bake book.
The first traybake I made was a Sticky Maple Apple Traybake. You could almost fool yourself into believing it’s good for you… It’s got apple in it!
The second one I made was a Quick Chocolate Fudge Cake – there is no chance this one is good for you…
I think given the festive season the next traybake I try will have to be Lorraine Pascale’s Christmas Winter Wonderland Traybake. Might be hard to get in on the Luas, but hopefully it’ll be worth it!
I had a go at making Mary Berry’s Toffee Apple and Pecan Pudding from the Great British Bake Off Masterclass episode. I was having friends over for dinner and was trying to have as much as possible prepared in advance, so a steamed pudding fit into the plan perfectly! I made it the night before and then just reheated it before serving it for dessert!
I did my first ever wedding cake tasting for a friend and they picked the Carrot Cake as the middle tier on their cake. I used a Rachel Allen recipe, which featured on her show Cake Diaries and also in her book Cake.
I think one of the things I most wanted to bake after watching The Great British Bake Off was the teacakes! I’d never even thought to make homemade teacakes! It was a bit of effort, but the final product was totally worth it! I’ve more pictures after the cut!
I’ve mentioned previously that I have been watching Rachel Allen’s Cake Diaries on RTÉ and that I’d also bought her book Cake. I’ve made the Maple Pecan Cake several times now from the book and it’s been consistently delicious!
I bought Rachel Allen’s new book Cake a month ago and I’ve been happily trying out recipes from it. A lot of the recipes are also featured on the programme Cake Diaries.
This is Rachel Allen’s cake – my attempt is below!