Flapjacks

Adaptable Satisfaction If there are two types of foods that I love in life (other than desserts obviously)… the first is breakfast foods, cereals, anything toasted, muffins, oats, you name it. The second is snack foods, the thing’s on which you can nibble to tide you over until your next meal, something on which to pick …

Summer Berry Cake

Poeth (or hot if you’re reading this in anywhere other than Wales), it has been uncharacteristically hot here in Wales this week. Summer in the UK usually consist of brief bursts of summer sun, likely for around 3-4 days (if we’re lucky) before the sun retreats in defeat of grey clouds once again.  This week …

New York Cheesecake

Cheesecake… dense, creamy, light, crumbly & oh so satisfying. In our house it never lasts long, as I sneak inhumanly sized portions from out of the fridge & my cheesecake replicates ,an albeit slower, Pacman style death. You can imagine my rejoice when creating my usual (extensive) list of travel must-eats for my recent trip to New York, topped of …

Matcha Cake

Curiously Pastel Normally, when your bakes develop a green hue then it’s probably best destined for the bin as it is certainly no longer safe for consumption (believe it or not but this has happened once or twice in this house). Recently however, we have seen a trend in pretty pastel coloured foods popping up on our news feeds …

Hot Cross Buns

Toasted Respite To say that the last month has been a little chaotic would be an understatement, it has been both distressing & wonderful simultaneously. Either way this has led me to crave home comforts (food included). There are many contributors to my maddening month… my career (or lack there of). I’ve been working extremely hard …

Duck Egg Cake

Forgotten Eggs Easter, traditionally a religious celebration of life.. here in the UK however, it is most synonymous with chocolate eggs (this is not necessarily a bad thing). Easter eggs themselves are in essence a symbol of Jesus’ empty tomb, a rather sombre thought when you’re about the destroy the cheerful easter chick on your Cadbury’s chocolate …

AD – Apple & Marzipan Cake

Marzipan, a rather Marmite food.. you either love it or hate it. Personally I have a deep fondness of this sweet confection which is made up of ground almonds, egg & either sugar or honey to form a versatile malleable paste. Reminiscent of Christmas for me, December is when my pantry is overrun with both marzipan & …

No Bake After Eight Cheesecake

Every Christmas (yes, I know we’re in late February) my very kind family always gift me a large box of After Eight Mints, due to my love of all things mint this has practically become a tradition (apart from the disappointing Christmas of 2014 which we shall not mention). Slowly word spread of just how easily pleased this baker is when …

Rose & Pistachio Cupcakes

Sweets For My Sweet Happy Valentines Day from The Marmalade Teapot! Valentines day is not one of those celebrations that I particularly favour or anticipate due to its over commercialisation here in the UK, unfortunately our supermarkets are a year round holiday as they cash in on the next big event for several months in …

Sticky Ginger Cake

Ice & Spice It’s been a chilly weekend here in Wales as the icy disposition of Winter dominates our mornings once again, transforming the landscape into a peaceful, glistening wonderland. Unfortunately this also signals the return of my most loathsome chore, de-icing the cars (ugh). Despite being someone who is affected by the cold more than any person …