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Banana Bread!

I'm not sure where I got this recipe but have being using it for years to make Banana Bread. This banana bread is really GOOD! You have to try this recipe out, it is very simple. 

  • Ripe Bananas (450g)
  • Self-raising Flour (225g)
  • Sugar (140g)
  • Butter (110g)
  • 2 Medium Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp of Salt

  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Non-stick Bread Tin
  • Fork

  1. Pre-heat oven to 170°C
  2. Grease the bread tin with butter
  3. Mash the bananas in mixing bowl with fork 
  4. Now add the rest of the ingredients to the mixing bowl  
  5. Mix until everything is combined.
  6. Pour mixture into the bread tin
  7. Place in center of oven
  8. Cook for 45 to 50 minutes
  9. Test by inserting a skewer into the middle of bread. If it comes out clean the bread is done. If it has wet bread stuck to it, cook for a further ten minutes and then test again.
  10. Let cool in the tin for 5 minutes and then take out to cool on a wire rack.

Blueberry and Soured Cream Loaf

I thought I would bake something a bit healthier then cupcakes today and decided to bake a Blueberry and Soured Cream Loaf. The recipe I used comes from the Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days book, my favorite baking book at the moment.

This recipe was extremely easy and very tasty. I will definitely be baking this again.

What are you going to bake today?

I got the fluff!

Now I can make some whoopie pies! I ordered it from Amazon.co.uk good price and free shipping! I wonder which pie I should make first? !

I want to make these...

... Banoffee Whoopie Pies!  Now I just need to find some marshmallow fluff for sale somewhere! These look delicious!

Cola Cupcakes with Cola, Rum, & Lime Frosting!

So I was flicking through a friends new baking cookbook, Hummingbird Bakery: Cake Days, and I found COLA CUPCAKES!! I love cola gummy sweets and I had to make these so I photocopied the recipe. After making these, I ended up buying the book, a piping set, new scales, and new cupcake batter scooper a.k.a. an ice cream scooper. I am looking forward to making many more yummy recipes from this book.

I will try to find the recipe online and put it in the comments section. This is definitely one to try and I will be making this one a lot.  Am I allowed to post the recipes from the book??

Lots more to come

Hello there...
I am starting my first baking blog. I love to bake as a hobby and am hoping to do it more frequently. Anytime I bake, I will post some photos and how it went. The last cupcakes I made were S'mores cupcakes recipe from Hummingbird Bakery. Here is a snapshot:
Photo taken with my mobile, will take all future photos with my proper camera. 

I hope people find my blog and enjoy reading my baking adventures!