Tuesday, 21 September 2010

One Trillion Calories....

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. 


  1. Ooo...Alana....they look soo delicious. I LOVE baking too and guess who is my absolute fave 'baker'? Yep...Mary Berry. *Ü* I have had lots of her books for over 25 years and I use them often and I made my youngest daughter's wedding cake ala MB 15 years ago! I used to watch her cooking programmes when my girls were all at home. TFS. ~Glen~

  2. This is a great post - really made me smile this morning (but then I've got enough years on the clock to know who Mary Berry is lol)

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my new look. I did the house picture by uploading a photo to Dumpr and it turned it into a sketch. Wish I could draw!

  3. ooooo yumm....must do some more baking soon lol

  4. It all looks yummy Alana. I made Ruth's rose fairy cakes last week, very nice. I'm trying my hand at scones this morning after watching last night.

    .....you should definitely blog more baking :)

  5. I'll have his share then! LOL. I'm a big Mary Berry fan too - and I've just loved the Great British Bake Off - and a bit upset that Ruth didn't win. Still, her blog is keeping me happy, if not helping with my weight LOL. Just shout though, if you need a taste tester :)