Although baking is a craft of sorts (stick with me here) I have never posted my baking efforts on my blog. I love to bake....but hate cooking. When you bake it's a special sweet treat, a naughty reward but when you cook it's usually a weekday chore. Anyhow, anyone that knows me knows that my baking saviour is Mary Berry. You young whippersnappers are probably asking 'who?'. Yes, she has been around for years but Mary knows her onions (or the all in one method) when it comes to baking.
She has recently been staring as a judge on 'The Great British Bake Off' on BBC2 where some very talented amateur bakers have been baking delicious bread, cakes and pastries. One lovely lady called Ruth, who came second overall has a mouth doolingly gorgeous blog called 'The Pink Whisk', where I acquired her recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars. They must have a trillion calories in, but my word they are delicious. My son Rob doesn't like peanut butter (strange child) so I made him some Vanilla Marshmallow cupcakes. You will find the recipe in 'The Hummingbird Bakery' recipe book. These contain enough sugar to send you hyper for a week but then as a teenager he sleeps far too much anyway.