Cream Tea and Lemonade Scones

Cream tea anyone? Learn how to make the lightest, tastiest and tallest scones with this easy recipe! Scones… …or are they biscuits? In England, they are nearly always scones. To them (and to me too) a biscuit is a ‘cookie’, but Americans use the term ‘biscuit‘ for scone-like doughs (they are nearly identical to sconesRead more

The Muffin Method

Your guide to the ‘Muffin Method’ and all your questions answered It’s time for another mixing method. (Quick recap: A mixing method is the order or process by which you incorporate different ingredients together to make a cake, cookie, pie dough, muffin etc.. Different mixing methods produce different textures and knowing how to use themRead more

Fluffy Apple Walnut Muffins

A seriously fluffy muffin filled with apple, toasted walnuts and a good dash of cinnamon.  I’m a bit of a muffin hoarder. (“A what?”) A muffin hoarder. You know, someone who stashes a serious supply of muffins in their freezer so they can pull one out whenever they are craving a muffin (which is oftenRead more

Baking Powder vs Baking Soda

Baking powder vs baking soda

All the baking secrets you need to know about these two chemical leaveners… “What is the difference between baking powder and baking soda?” I am often asked this question and for good reason too. They both look the same and seem to do the same thing right? Well, not quite. This is where baking getsRead more

Almond Cupcakes with Royal Icing

After having just finished an incredible road trip around the UK where I was treated to a variety of British sweet food, I couldn’t resist bringing a taste or two back with me to Brno. Today’s recipe is inspired by the little town of Bakewell and their famous Bakewell tarts. Kevin and I enjoyed eatingRead more