• Mince pie recipe
    Baking,  Recipes

    Christmas Comes Early: Mince Pie Recipe

    I’ll let you in to a secret… I don’t even like mince pies. Over the last couple of years though, I seem to have made more batches of them than anything else. They’ve become a firm favourite of friends, colleagues and family alike. The recipe is so simple and requires so little effort that it baffles me a little how they can be so popular but as long as I don’t get any complaints I don’t mind! Despite it only being October I’ve had requests already and I promised that this weekend I’d make my first batch of the year. As I don’t eat them myself I’ve never really paid…

  • Peanut Butter Banana Brownies
    Baking,  Recipes

    Peanut Butter & Banana Brownies

    I’ve been looking for something special to bake¬†for my boyfriend’s birthday and yesterday I saw this recipe for Peanut Butter Brownies¬†on The Baker Chick’s blog. This was almost perfect but while he does love peanut butter and chocolate, his perfect pud isn’t complete without bananas so I thought I’d see what happened if I added some in! I’m a bit of a nightmare for measuring precisely so I’ve converted the original recipe into specifics as opposed to cups. For some reason I really enjoy measuring to exact amounts – I’m just weird that way! Ingredients: Chocolate Brownie Mix: 115g unsalted butter 85g dark chocolate (min 70% cocoa) 200g sugar 2…

  • DIYCameraStrap
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    DIY Camera Strap Tutorial

    Confession time: I’m a bit of a hoarder… well, a lot of a hoarder actually and I have a hard time throwing things away if I think they might be useful later. Now I’m not talking old milk bottles and empty tins but I do keep alot of clothes that are long passed their sell by date. On the up side, this tutorial proves that hanging on to things isn’t always so bad when they can be turned into totally new (and useful!) things. In this make I’ve used an old pair of Primark jeans to make a strap for my new camera. The button fell off the jeans and…

  • White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake
    Baking,  Recipes

    White Chocolate & Raspberry Cheesecake Recipe

    As it turns out, being a maker, baker, full time employee, girlfriend and friend means that there isn’t as much time for blog posts as I would like! After a hectic week I’m back in the saddle though with a recipe for a cheesecake that I made last weekend. This one was another request from my boyfriend (give in once and they start taking liberties…) but it turned out pretty tasty so it’s a good one for sharing and surprisingly, it isn’t too rich and doesn’t leave you feeling heavy. You’ll need: 170g raspberries (I used fresh but you can use frozen) 400g Philadelphia (or other soft cheese) 2 x…