Edible Heaven

Welcome to my Edible Heaven

Hi everyone!

My name is Vickie and welcome to my little piece of edible heaven.

I’ve always loved to bake since I was little, especially those chocolate crispie cakes – licking the bowl and spoon at the end!! Of course when you work full time it becomes difficult to spend a lot of time doing something like baking.

Having said that, I’ve recently been looking for a small project to keep me occupied in my spare time and have once again discovered my passion for baking, it really is like heaven! I particularly love the final touches to the baking; presentation is so important to me and I love to be creative with colours and flavours!

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Wet, dull Saturday!

All my plans for the day working in the garden went out the window today as the weather is horrible! Depressing rain…

So I thought I’d make the most of the opportunity to make some different cakes (any excuse really!) :-)

My friend gave me this great little book a couple of weeks ago Everyday Muffins and Bakes (Thanks again Nat). It’s a fab book and has some lovely recipes in it, even some healthy options. I’ve not made any of these yet – can’t quite bring myself to make cakes that are healthy??? It just doesn’t seem right somehow!

I had a flick through to see what caught my eye that I already had all the ingredients for in the house – remember it’s raining I don’t really want to go outside :-) and I settled on Warm Molten-Centred Chocolate Cupcakes.

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Andy’s Leaving Cakes!

Andy in my office had been asking me for months to make these Red Devil Cupcakes that he had seen, but when I initially looked at the recipe everything was in cups and had ingredients like buttermilk and white wine vinegar. I wasn’t entirely sure I’d be able to get these things.

Sadly Andy left work last week and as a leaving gift from me I promised to make the cupcakes on his last day. I managed to find a conversion for cups on the internet (or I could have bought cups – Kitchen N Sync sells them) and have shown the ingredients in grams and millilitres instead. I struggled to get hold of buttermilk, not because nowhere sells it but because it was out of stock. It was really easy to make my own – so it was all good!

I have to say the cupcakes were not really red, more a red-brown, which I was disappointed about and would consider revising the recipe if I were to make them again. The other thing that the original recipe said was to 1/2 – 3/4 fill the cupcake cases. I did 3/4 fill them (as you can see in the picture – far tray) and this was far too much mixture. About half of the cakes spilled over the top of the cases and I had to do some remedial work with them :-)

The mixture is a pretty runny liquid and I think if I had used red gel colouring instead of liquid colouring (there was a lot of it) the mixture may have not have been so runny and perhaps not spilled over. You learn though and would recommend making these revisions if you are going to have a go yourself.

If anyone has had similar’ issues’ then I’d love to hear about them and what you did/didn’t do, what you would do differently next time etc.

Happy Baking! x

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Scrummy Weekend!

Well it’s been a busy first weekend for me and my blog! Rocky Road

I made Rocky Road yesterday. This is such a rich recipe and you can put whatever you like into it. I particularly like marshmallows and crushed rich tea biscuits but you could put in cherries, walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, amaretto biscuits, rice crispies, pieces of meringue, pretzels, pieces of crunchie bar, the list goes on and on!! Be as creative as you like…

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