Two weeks of holiday fun has disappeared and it’s now back to work! Had a lovely long two weeks off work, but how come I am still so tired? Well through all the tiredness comes a busy busy end of … Continue reading
Tuesday the 8th of April 2013, thank god it’s Tuesday! Time for the anniversary of Ben and Jerry’s, and their amazing free cone day. What a nice way for me to enjoy my holiday afternoon, by a free ice cream … Continue reading
Happy Tuesday! 🙂 I really wanted to post this on April fools day yet I found myself falling asleep at 8 pm (it was a long Monday) I hope you all had a fab weekend, time for my last week … Continue reading
It’s almost April! I am sooo excited for Easter 🙂 being in Singapore makes it difficult to get all my yummy faaaavourite Easter eggs. The one and only chocolate Easter egg I’ve been craving is the caramel egg. We do … Continue reading
After a long long lonnnnnnnng week at work, I thought it was time for some baking therapy sessions with the one and only Mamma Jones. It’s just been VERY crazy at work with being short staffed… plus myself being sick. … Continue reading
So my week has officially started back in work! It was lovely to be back. I think if I didn’t work id go craaaaazy! Too much time off and my mind goes a little strange! All the baking ideas I … Continue reading
Sorry for such a late post my lovely readers. I’ve got a week off work and really have been using that time up fast! Haven’t had a lot of time to post however I did have time to complete my … Continue reading
Last year on valentines day I decided to celebrate with my very first bake. I made this cake on my own without the famous mamma jones (I was very proud!) This bake was a very generic red velvet cake topped with cream cheese frosting, my idea of cake h.e.a.v.e.n! The image shows my weak points… And that was the frosting. I have improved ever since thanks to mamma jones. Yet still the quote from my mum remains fresh in my memory
‘Sam you’ve made a bloody good cake! And you know me I speak the truth’ and she really does!
Ever since that valentines day I’ve been baking on my own ever since. Sometimes I win sometimes I loose but it’s trial an error! That’s the way I learn. This year however I’m tackling my first pastry for my valentines bake, and I’m terrified!! Fingers crossed there’s no soggy bottom on my tart… I’m praying to the pastry gods!
I’m going to be baking the famous Bakewell tart. God I miss a good bakewell! Singapore unfortunately doesn’t sell them… And everyday a good strong cup of tea just isn’t the same without a Bakewell tart! So especially for my boyfriend, who ever since came to the uk with me in the summer of 2013 has been in love with Bakewell tarts! He will now receive his wish 🙂 (he can stoop nagging me now!!) I’m going to share with you the recipe and take photos step by step of my pastry adventure!! I’ll be showing off my piping skills too with a little red heart in the centre (because I have to be cheesy for v-day!). Traditionally it’s topped with white icing and a glazed cherry yet I’ll add my special quirky twist because I’m Sam! So wish me luck on my adventure! I shall keep you posted 🙂
💘Happy Tuesday! Only 2 more sleeps till the big day 🙂 get baking with looooooove! 💌