Thursday, 19 May 2016

Recipe: Lemon, Strawberry & White Chocolate Bundt Cake

Lemon Strawberry White Chocolate Bundt Cake

When I developed this recipe and photographed it the weather was glorious! The sun was shining brightly, it was warm and it was finally starting to feel like Spring. However, as I type this now it is cloudy, a bit cold and looks like it is going to rain.

Once the sun starts shining again, this beautiful bundt cake recipe would be a wonderful dessert for garden parties, BBQs, or a cheeky Sunday afternoon tea and slice of cake break.

Lemon Strawberry White Chocolate Bundt Cake

Sunday, 8 May 2016

The Chocolate Quarter, Birmingham

Chocolatiers in Birmingham, UK

I was recently luckily enough to be invited to a unique blogger event at a new artisan chocolate shop in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham City Centre.

The Chocolate Quarter is a family run, independent chocolatiers that has recently opened. Selling delicious, handcrafted chocolates that are made on site, traditional Aztec hot chocolate and much more, this quaint shop also offers workshops and tasting sessions that are perfect for hen parties, birthday parties or corporate team building days!

Luxury chocolate gifts in Birmingham, UK

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

10 Easy Weekend Brunch Ideas

Weekends for me are usually jam-packed with visiting friends and family, or heading to weddings and christenings! However, when I have a rare weekend of doing nothing I like to indulge myself with an extra-long snooze, cuddles in bed and copious amounts of tea, I also like to cook up something a little more special for brunch. Brunch has become more popular over the years, with many cafes and restaurants offering their own menus, but if you’re like me and don’t want to take off the pjs then you can create your own brunch at home – plus it’s a great way to save pennies!

I’ve put together a list of 10 easy brunch ideas that are perfect for weekends – with a few recipes from myself as well as some other foodie bloggers.

What would be on your brunch menu?

Brioche French Toast with Strawberries is such a quick brunch recipe that is so easy to whip up. I keep a loaf of chocolate chip brioche in the freezer for emergency puddings and brunch cravings, but this could easily be made with plain brioche and add chocolate chips at the end - or not at all! 

To serve two you'll need
-4 slices of brioche bread with chocolate chips
-2 eggs
-75ml milk
-100g strawberries
-honey, to drizzle
-butter, for frying

All you need to do is beat together the eggs and the milk and place in a wide bowl, soak the bread in the mixture. Heat the butter in a large frying pan and when hot place the slices of bread (you may need to do this in turns), fry for 2-3 minutes each side until golden.

Top the fried bread with sliced strawberries and drizzle with honey.

Brummie Bacon Cakes are something that living in Birmingham you don't see too often and I'm not sure why! I actually found the recipe whilst looking through recipe magazines and thought they sounded interesting so gave them a go. They were so delicious covered in butter, slightly warm from the oven with a nice cuppa.