Southern style fried okra

Southern Style Fried Okra

When I was in the States last year, one of the things I got to try for the first time was fried okra. Bizarrely, it was at a chinese buffet restaurant, but next to the wontons and noodles there was a section of popular southern food. I had heard okra mentioned on TV etc, but…

Whisky Fudge

Whisky Fudge

Or Whiskey Fudge if you’re American. They like the unnecessary e ­čśë I did a post a few days ago all about the art (and science) of making fudge. As I said there, I am still learning, but the satisfying texture and flavour of fudge makes the time – and it can be quite time…

dragon cake

Dragon Cake

I took a cake to my mum last weekend, as it was her birthday. Last year, I made her one with a Welsh dragon on to celebrate her heritage, and this year I decided to stick with the same theme. My mother has liked dragons for as long as I can remember. She has 100s…

new to fudge making

New to Fudge Making

1. Science 2. History 3. Basic Technique 4. Equipment 5. Tips 6. Troubleshooting I have been making fudge for a few years now, but I am still learning. There are many different techniques and you just have to find which one works best for you. I still have the odd ‘fail’, and rather than giving…

St├Ądter Rodonkuchen

Review: St├Ądter Rodonkuchen

The lovely folks at meincupcake.de got in touch a little while ago, and asked if I would like to take a look at some of their products.┬á I have ordered from them in the past, so of course I said yes. Straight out of the box, the St├Ądter Rodonkuchen pan appears nice and heavy. I…

Strawberry Milkshake Skull Cake

Strawberry Milkshake Skull Cake

My sister, like me, likes things a little on the macabre side. Last year I made her a Nightmare Before Christmas birthday cake. This year, I wanted something that reflected the macabre on the outside, but my sister is also a little girly sometimes – more so than me, that’s for sure – so I…