Baking · Food · Recipes

Easy Cherry fairy cakes recipe. 

Hello everyone and today I will be posting this recipe on my cherry fairy cakes now they are filled with scrumptious glacé cherries they are so yummy, so here’s the recipe I hope you enjoy. 



Makes 12 cupcakes.

Cake Sponge method-

  1. Preheat oven to 180°c gas mark 4,  and line your cupcake tray with your cupcake cases. 
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar in a bowl until fluffy and lighter in colour.
  3. Add in the eggs, vanilla extract and milk and mix until light and creamy in texture.
  4.  Sieve the flour and baking powder into the mixture and mix together until light and fluffy.
  5. Now chop 3/4 of your glacè cherries in quarters and add to the mixture, your going to need to leave out the other 1/4 of the pot to decorate the cakes later. 
  6. Next spoon in even amounts of mixture into your cases about half of the case should be fine.
  7. Put your cupcakes in your preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes checking on them throughout to make sure they are not over cooking. 
  8. Once cooked take out and cool on cooling rack, once they have completely cooled you can the decorate them.

Buttercream icing method- 

  1. Using a electric whisk or a spatula or wooden spoon, beat together the room temperature butter until it becomes lighter in colour and like mayonnaise in texture.
  2. Once you have achieved this, sieve in the icing sugar.
  3. Now add in your vanilla extract and milk, and mix together until all the ingredients are blended and it’s looking fluffy and light in colour. If using a electric whisk make sure not to over whisk, so keep an eye on it as this can happen quite quickly.
  4. Once your cakes have completely cooled, now this is also important since if they are still warm then the icing will melt right of the cupcakes, place your icing into a piping bag with a star nozzle and start piping which ever design your desire, you can also spread on your buttercream using a palette knife like I did since I didnt have any piping bags. 
  5. Now to top off your cupcakes with the rest of the cherries you saved and cut them in half and place on top of each cupcake and voila you have 12 delicious cupcakes to enjoy.

    Thank you for reading this post I hope you found this useful, these are one of my favourite cakes. I always enjoy baking cakes I find it very therapeutic so I had a baking session the other day and made 
    these and some of my yummy lemon curd cupcakes but from scratch, which I have a recipe on (link in photo). 

    Hannah 


    Food · Life · Recipes

    Home made Chicken, leek and white wine pie recipe.

    Hi everybody I’m finally back with another post, the reason I haven’t posted in a while is because I’ve taken some time away from most social media over the past couple of weeks since I have been very busy with my birthday and then also super busy with work since I’ve been doing extra hours etc. So anyway I’m back with my chicken, leek and white wine pie recipe now this is one I made from scratch except from the pastry, now I served mine with mashed potatoes and some mixed steamed vegetables, so I hope you enjoy this recipe.

    Ingredients- 

    2 tablespoons butter

    2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs or breast.

    2 cups Chicken stock 

    2 medium leeks, trimmed, washed and sliced into 1/2 inch pieces

    2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped

    2 teaspoons dried thyme 

    2 ½ tablespoons flour

    1 glass white wine

    1 ¼ cups milk 

    salt

    pepper

    1 lb puff pastry ( I used ready rolled from the shop)

    1 egg ( for egg wash on pastry)

    Method- 

    1. In a large pan poach chicken until cooked all the way through in some chicken stock, carrots, leeks, thyme and salt & pepper.
    2. Once poached remove chicken and veg through a sieve and keep chicken stock in a separate jug.
    3. Tear chicken in to pieces with two forks. 
    4. Add butter and flour into pan and keep on stiring whilst that turns into paste, keep on adding the chicken stock bits at a time until you get to a smooth custard like consistency. 
    5. Once the roux has finished take off heat and keep to the side.
    6. Add the chicken and vegetables back into heat and add in white wine and milk and keep stiring keeping an eye that it doesn’t burn to bottom of pan, then add in the roux sauce made before and simmer until mixture thickens, stirring often.
    7. Once this is simmering roll out the pastry and cut out enough pastry to cover top of dish, it doesn’t need to be perfect at this stage as we will trim later
    8. Once your chicken mixture has thickened up, leave to cool slightly since putting pastry on top of it whilst it is still hot will cause the butter in the pastry to melt and it will become soggy.
    9. Once cooled add mixture to dish about 3/4 of the way, then add pastry on top, trim up the edges of your pie using a knife.
    10. Place in oven at 200°c, gas mark 6 just until the top of pasty has gone golden brown, mine took around 15-20 minutes, but this may differ on other ovens. 
    11. Once golden brown take out of oven and enjoy with some mashed potatoes and vegetables on the side. 

    So this was my recipe for my homemade chicken, leek and white wine pie, I hope you found this useful, thank you very much for reading.

    Hannah. 



    Food · Health · Life · Recipes

    Healthy Rainbow Salad Recipe.

    Hello everyone hope your all well, today I will be posting about one of my favourite salad recipes my healthy rainbow salad. Now you can mix and match the ingredients to what you like it’s quite a flexible salad I also like to add some bell peppers in it so you can change it up to what you like. 

        

    I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and let me know if you try it out. This recipe serves about 3 people and can last for about 3 days in the fridge, it is also quite filling because of the cous cous. It’s a light salad due to there being no dressing just the lemon juice so it’s waistline friendly. Don’t forget to like and share on social media, thank you.

    Hannah.

    Food · Recipes

    Lemon curd cupcakes 🍋

    This is the cupcakes I made the other day and I just thought I should share the recipe and method with you all. I used a Betty Crocker lemon cake mix and frosting to save time and I thought I would give them a go and they turned out good they was really yummy and light, I did however put my own little twist with putting lemon curd in the middle of the sponge to make them gooey and give them some extra lemon flavour. I will link where you can get some of the ingredients at the end but most you can get at any supermarket.

    Ingredients:

    • Betty Crocker zesty lemon cake mix
    • 3 Eggs
    • 75ml Vegetable Oil 
    • 180ml water 
    • Lemon curd 
    • Betty Crocker zesty lemon icing 
    • Cupcake cases 
    • Cupcake Baking tray

    Makes 24.

                                Method

    Preheat- The oven to 180°/ Gas Mark 4.

    Fill- The baking tray with cupcake cases.

    Mix together the Cake mix, 3 eggs, 75ml Vegetable Oil and 180ml Water, until fully blended and smooth.

    Spoon- The mixture evenly into the cupcake cases, making sure not to over fill them.

    Place- In pre heated oven, for 20-26 minutes, keeping an eye on them.
    Leave- To cool completely on a cooling rack, making sure they are totally cool before going any further.

    Spoon- Out the centre of the cupcakes, making sure not to go too leave the bottom and sides of cakes.

    Fill- Center of cakes with lemon curd, you will only need a small amount, about half a teaspoon.

    Frost- The top of the cakes with the zesty lemon icing, you can do what ever you like here if you can or want to you can pipe the icing or you can just spread using a knife.

    Enjoy- You can now dig in and enjoy your scrummy cupcakes, I enjoyed mine with a cup of tea whilst watch the great British bake off. 

    I hope you enjoyed this recipe, you can find the ingredients in any supermarket but you can get Betty Crocker zesty lemon cake mix and icing from Waitrose, Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and possibly more supermarkets but this is where I know sells them.Thank you for reading this post.

    Hannah.