Afternoon Tea at Ridgmont Station Tea Rooms

This is a delightful tea room situated in the former Victorian (1846) Ridgmont railway station building’s Ladies Waiting Room. I’ve been here a few times previously in 2019 and think of it as a bit of a hidden gem. With my love of anything vintage and retro, it’s right up my street. I’ve been keen… Continue reading Afternoon Tea at Ridgmont Station Tea Rooms

Cosy Winter Afternoons With Cake

Happy New Year! I hope you’ve all been enjoying the time between Christmas and the end of 2020, and eating your body weight in sweet treats. I have- after all someone has to finish the Christmas goodies! Here is a delicious Victoria Sponge I enjoyed earlier this week, courtesy of The Lounge, a local coffee… Continue reading Cosy Winter Afternoons With Cake

Rather Lovely Raspberry Ripple Cake

Over the last few months, I missed going out to eat cake so much I decided to make it myself. I baked this delightful raspberry ripple- recipe and ingredients courtesy of BakedIn. Ingredients: 130g caster sugar 195g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 75g granulated sugar 130g icing sugar 2.5g freeze dried raspberries 4 medium… Continue reading Rather Lovely Raspberry Ripple Cake

Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

Have you ever tried Whoopie Pies? I hadn’t either, before yesterday. And now I wonder where they’ve been all my life! As part of a bank holiday weekend project, I made these carrot cake whoopie pies to enjoy. They were so much fun to make- essentially, they’re two biscuits sandwiched together and filled with buttercream… Continue reading Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

Going bananas for banana bread

The accepted wisdom is that if you haven’t baked banana bread whilst being in lockdown, are you even doing it right? But it’s not surprising that banana bread has been so popular whilst quarantining- it is utterly delicious, the natural sweetness of the fruit lending itself perfectly to baking. I tried out this recipe from… Continue reading Going bananas for banana bread

Eggless Sponge Cake

Being in lockdown presents many challenges, not least attempting to shop for groceries. With online deliveries being hard to come by and a shortage of food on the shelves, a lot of people are finding themselves having to come up with alternatives for cooking and baking. Last weekend I made this yummy eggless vanilla sponge… Continue reading Eggless Sponge Cake