All posts tagged: sweet treat

Sticky Black Gingerbread

Another day, another recipe. A girl that I used to work with made a fantastic batch of gingerbread for a Macmillan coffee morning competition that we held in the office last year. She took the recipe from the Leiths School Baking Bible and won the competition hands down. Her prize was a delightful bottle of Laurent Perrier champagne, lucky girl. So, inspired by her fantastic baking, I decided to bake a batch myself. I have the book that she used at home and it had been sitting dormant on the shelf for a while so I put it to good use! I adapted my recipe to include nutmeg, which worked really well! The result is a light, airy and fluffy gingerbread – It is best left for a day so that the flavour really has time to kick in. Ingredients 225g butter 225g dark muscovado sugar 225 black treacle 290ml full fat milk 340g plain flour 2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground nutmeg 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 eggs, …

Banana and Cinnamon Loaf Recipe

Don’t worry, I’m not going to preach to you about how amazing Australia is for brunches and fresh cakes again, although the banana bread there was what lead me to make my mind up about the country being the best. I baked my first loaf of Banana Bread a couple of years ago and was absolutely bowled over at how amazingly easy it is to bake and how delicious it tastes toasted with a smothering of butter on top. It’s just too good. This recipe is for a simple Banana and Cinnamon loaf – just bung all of the ingredients in a bowl, mix, pop into a loaf tin and an hour and a half later, you can tuck into it warm! YUM! My loaf tin wasn’t as big as I needed so I used mini loaf tins for the left over batter. They are a great size for one serving and look pretty too. Ingredients 225g self-raising flour 100g unsalted butter, softened 2 eggs 150g golden caster sugar 3 very ripe bananas, peeled and …