Friday, 27 June 2014

Lemon Funfetti Cake with Marshmallow Frosting

I made this as a 50th birthday cake for a colleague. She loves lemon cake, and I’ve wanted to try making something funfetti-fied for a while now, so I figured I’d combine the two in this colourful cake! It's lovely and light and is bound to brighten any one's day!

Monday, 23 June 2014

Chilli, Cheese and Onion Mini Quiches

I made these little quiches for a birthday picnic at the weekend as I knew mini ones would be a lot easier to dish out than a big one. They're so quick and easy to make, and they serve as great finger food for summer picnics, BBQ buffets and lunch boxes as they can be eaten hot or cold. Also, you can now follow me on Instagram: @jadebakes89

Monday, 16 June 2014

Butterfly Cakes

After having spent an amazing couple of nights in Bude and taken part in Spin for Life, I wasn’t left with much time to prepare for Father’s Day… I’d got a card and present sorted for my Dad, but my sister was hosting a BBQ at her house in the afternoon and come 11am Sunday morning, I still had nothing to take with me. Looking through the cupboards, I could only find the bare essentials for making cupcakes, so I figured, why not just make traditional butterfly cakes? I think I’ve got so lost in coming up with new ideas, and trying different flavours, that I’d forgotten how good a plain old butterfly cake can be! So, here’s to going back to basics!

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Peanut Butter and Banana Flapjacks

I am SO far behind with recipes at the moment! I’ve got about a dozen lined up as drafts waiting for me to decipher my notes and type up or finish adding photos, but things have been so hectic the last few weeks that I just haven’t had time to catch up.

So for now, here’s a quick recipe for some soft, chewy flapjacks. I forgot to take a photo of them straight after baking, and then before I knew it, they’d all gone! So sorry there’s not a photo for this one, but you all know what flapjacks look like, right? ;)

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Thai Green Curry Fish Pie

 I haven't posted a savoury recipe in a while, but this is too good not to share with you.
I make a mean fish pie. Fact. Over the last couple of years I've made dozens of versions, and every time I think 'this is it, this is the best fish pie ever'. But I can't help but keep tweaking and trying different ideas. Last time I added red curry paste to the roux, and was blown away by the outcome. We didn't have any red curry paste this time round, so I tried green instead, and I genuinely think that this one is my favourite.
There are quite a few steps for this pie, but it's TOTALLY worth it, I promise! I often make it as a mid-week dinner, after work, so it doesn't take all that long really, but you could also make it ahead and freeze it. I used a combination of sea bream and rainbow trout in this pie, but any fish works great - try smoked haddock and salmon too!

Monday, 2 June 2014

Mini Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

This weekend, my parents hosted afternoon tea for the rest of our family. There was SO much food; from sandwiches and quiches, to scones with cream, jam and fresh strawberries. I made these mini cupcakes as my contribution to the spread, and they went down a treat! This recipe made about 30 mini cupcakes, which would probably equate to a dozen regular cupcakes.