7 Sep 2016

Honey Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Honey_Oatmeal_raisin_cookie | www.bakeandthecity.co.uk

When I find a new favorite thing, I keep going back to it. New favourite shoes will get worn everyday; favourite nail polish, will get worn to death; a new lunch inspiration will eaten every lunch-time until I tire of the taste. You get the point.

So when I find a new cookie recipe, that is chewy with a bit of nutty-ness and oaty goodness and is quick to make, it will get baked repetitively. They are a bit more healthier than most too. I've made these twice this week already. The last time I felt this passionate about a cookie was with my White Chocolate and Lime cookies, they are brilliant too.

Don't forget to take you butter out of the fridge beforehand, so it's near room temperature, or you can choose one of my quick methods to softening butter. And the best thing about cookies in general is that they only take minutes in the oven!
Behold my Honey Oatmeal Raisin Cookies!

11 Aug 2016

Hints & Tips

To prevent the knife from sticking or tearing when cutting cakes, pies and tray bakes, simply dip your knife in a glass of warm water after each slice and dry both sides of the blade with a firm wipe of a clean towel.

26 Jul 2016

Strawberry Banana Popsicle Ice lollies

strawberry ice lollies popsicle

This is not cake?
I know. But you need these in your life. This recipe will break the internet, hopefully. These are super simple to make and taste heavenly in this heat-wave we seem to be having in the UK at the moment.

Do you have strawberries? A banana? A few dates, maybe? Good. You could probably even skip the dates if they're too fancy, but don't skip the ice lolly/ popsicle moulds. You will need those.
Please note that I said: "heat-wave". So we will be back to cake with cold weather in no time, right?
Good old English Weather.

Strawberry Banana Popsicle Ice lollies
1 ripe banana
7 strawberries
2 Tbsp of coconut milk (I used tinned)
2 Tbsp of water
3 dates
an ice lolly mould (with 4-5 sections)

Makes about 5 ice lollies/ Popsicles

Peel the banana, hull and cut the strawberries into quarters. Remove any stones from the dates and add all the ingredients to a blender or similar Nutribullet type device. Blend to a smooth consistency and pour neatly into your moulds. Freeze for a minimum of 5 hours or overnight.

Bee's Notes: We use the term ice-lolly more frequently than popsicle, here in the UK. But I believe they are the same thing. And I also bought a bargain mould from Robert Dyas, it did the job at only £1.99. But next time, I should fill the mould all the way to the top with the mixture, to avoid that gap between the lolly and the stick. Or these mini icepop ones were cute.

strawberry ice lolly popsicle

22 Jul 2016

Hints & Tips

Easily remove pies and cakes from loose bottomed cake tins by simply standing the tin on top of a can and sliding the sides down!

30 May 2016

Perfect Pecan Pie Bars recipe


I probably should have posted this recipe ages ago. But you know how I roll. I procrastinate. Then, I get writer's block and don't know what to say. So today, for the sake of getting this post out, so that I can do the hoovering, I am not going to say a lot. The pecans in this recipe will do the talking.

One more thing, pecans can be a bit on the pricey side, so I get mine from Lidl or Aldi. They are much more easy on the pocket there. This recipe is so good for the nut lover in need of something more than Peanut Butter Cookies.