All posts tagged: madeleines

Lime, Vanilla and Almond Madeleines

My first memory of Madeleines is on my family holiday in Ibiza. Bet you didn’t expect me to say that did you? Well, there was a little bakery next to the hotel that we stayed in every year and most days I would take a wander down with my brother, buy a sweet treat for the family and take it back to the swimming pool. They sold the most delicious Cream Cakes and Madeleines. I also had fun making my way through large packs that you could buy in the supermarket. I found them delicious – rich and sweet with a fantastic vanilla taste. So I am surprised that I only baked them for the first time last week. I guess I had never got around to buying the special tin – until Lakeland had an offer on just before Christmas time. I spotted it and thought I’d give them a go. I also received a great present through the post last week, which spurred me on even more. When I was on holiday in …

Msmarmitelover’s undergound Christmas market

Msmarmitelover is hosting her own Christmas underground market on Sunday and I can’t wait. I like to set myself a challenge every once in a while and I have to say that this has been the biggest one to date. I decided to take a stall to sell my Christmas food creations – so I started my baking on Monday and I’m now half way through. After a long day in the office, I’ve been retreating to the kitchen until the wee hours of the following morning, baking, decorating and testing (of course!) For your pleasure, I’ll be selling a wide range of goodies including: (more pics to come as they are baked!) Gingerbread Christmas Tree decorations Gingerbread Houses Pfeffernusse Chocolate Bark Peppermint Cream coins Peanut Butter Christmas Rocky Road Rose Petal Shortbread Apple Bundt Cake Mince Pies White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies Chilli Jam Spiced Cabbage We will also be selling a range of home made Christmas cards, which my boyfriend Jack Hemingway has designed. You can buy your tickets here for £5 and …