We have a winner, ladies and gentlemen! BAKER MAN’S Facebook competition ended, and these guys were the very yummy result – and what a result! Chocolate and Honeycomb go absolutwly wonderfully together – balance it all out with some creamy vanilla spiked white chocolate. Heaven!Read More
What a week! Firstly – welcome new followers and readers, it’s great to have you. Following the site profile on Discover, Baker Man has been ‘discovered’ hundreds and hundreds of times in the last few days and many of you joined to follow in the fun! So thank you, whether you’re brand new to BAKER MAN or have been around since Day 1. Each and every one of you is totally awesome!Read More
Have you entetred the Brownie competition yet? If not – do so! Just click here and follow the instructions for your chance to win some brownies!
Brownie No.2 is a camping favourite – Rocky Road! Gooey marshmallow, crunchy nuts and chocolate upon chocolate! What more could you want from a fudgey, gooey brownie? Not much, that’s what!Read More
Annnnd we’ve arrived at the next ‘Series’ of recipes – Brownies. Time to experiment – ever tasted one of the best brownies and have some flavour combos as suggestions? Brownies are a right treat, and can be tweaked in some pretty awesome ways, so I’m really looking forward to this one. I’m going to aim to post around 6 different brownies. Will your favourite make it on the list?Read More
First off: I’m sorry. It’s been a while. It’s been, well it’s been too long. It’s been over a month since I posted anything and that, I have to say now, is not acceptable. Life got in the way, for a start, and then I became a little…disenfranchised, should we say, about this whole baking lark.
I don’t know, I guess I had a couple of disasters, left it a while and then just didn’t bake. At all. For ages. Sometimes that is what you need – a little break to recharge the batteries and reignite the passion and inspiration. I would say it worked: half way through last week I just had the urge to bake.Read More
I like fruit, but I have to admit – fruit and cake are not always my favourite. Banana loaf is kind of a no from me and a victoria sponge with strawberry jam is just kind of boring. Please, no judgement! So when I include fruit in a cake, it needs to be done in a big way and be some bold, fruity flavours. And these guys are no exception and a perfect example of what I love.Read More
So Easter is officially done. As a result, there’s a shed load of chocolate in my cupboard ready to be eaten and supermarkets all around are knocking down the prices of Easter chocolate.
So get on it. These Kinder egg cupcakes are pretty sweet. As in, they might hurt your teeth after the sixth one (I would know…), but they are also pretty sweet.Read More
The sun is OUT. Here in the UK anyway. For one weekend. Maybe it’s just because it’s lighter later and the sky is a slight shade of blue that if feels hotter than it is. Because we know Spring is here and the clocks have gone forward, we find ourselves wearing our coats a little less, going to the park a little more and deciding to eat a meal outside until realising the error of your ways because it’s never that warm in England apart from that one bank holiday in August when everyone is in Spain anyway.Read More
It’s almost Easter. And you know what that means? It means Creme Eggs have been on sale since Christmas and you’ve been residing the urge to gorge – inexplicably wracked with guilt for feating on the moreish eggs before at least Good Friday. Like opening a present before Christmas.Read More
Another one, right from the childhood. Daim bars – or Dime Bars – as I knew them as a kid, are one of my favourites. It’s almost unrivalled. It’s an almond toffee covered in chocolate.
I remember that is used to be widely available and now I can only seem to get my hands on them when I visit IKEA – you know the score – you go in for a lampshade and come out with a brand new kitchen, six lamps, a mural of New York, a lorry load of candles and, in my case, 5kg of Daim Bars. All in good fun.Read More
Time for something a little different. Not because I’ve run out of ideas for recipes – oh hell, no! Loads more where they come from. But because I had a pretty special experience this past weekend and I felt the urge to write about it.
I got a very wonderful gift of my sister and brother-in-law for Christmas, which was an afternoon tea masterclass at John Whaite’s Kitchen in Lancashire. For those of you who don’t know, John Whaite was the winner of The Great British Bake Off all the way back in series 3 – ultimately, the series that kicked off it’s intense and widespread popularity.Read More
Here we go, confession time: I was never a fan of banoffee. I think it’s one of of those things that I just wasn’t a fan of as a child and as I continue to age, I like it more and more. Like olives and sticky toffee pudding, banoffee was just something that didn’t register on my ‘like it’ list as a kid. With banoffee, I can’t pinpoint what it was – whether it be the sweetness, or the familiar banana taste but not in banana form. Who knows.Read More