Veganana Cake!

So today’s post is an adaptation from my ‘Go Bananas‘ post from last year. Rewriting this fills my stomach and head with memories of my tasty adventure to Austraaaalliiaaaa! However, unfortunately, I am writing this from my cold house staring outside at the snowy English weather πŸ™ Β Meh, we all moan but we love it…

Where do I find the time?

Ah good question! If I had a shiny golden coin for every time someone asked me ‘Where do you find the time to do X!?’ I would be a very rich bunny. Β For those of you who know me well, I most certainly do not have a problem filling my time. I like to discover…

Officially warmed!

So with a few weeks of Β solid(ish) sunshine behind us we can safely say that summer is in full swing and the weather is officially warming. On the topic of new welcomings, it is about time I mention that Josh and IΒ have moved in to our new happy little home! With our house warming party…

Bitter Sweet

Lemons are one of those enigmas of the fruity world that send our taste buds into sensory polar extremes. They are renowned for their sour powers, inciting bitter and sharp tastes that make even a new born purse their lips. They ooze zesty and refreshing fragrances that make us think of homemade lemonade on a…

Back to Basics

At the prime old of age of 22 it did come as a shock to find out that my cholesterol levels are booming off the richter scale. When I smugly strolled into my health check-up, with two marathons behind me and what I would class as a good general level of fitness, I wasn’t expecting…

Baking from the heart…

So as the weeks go by the blogging is getting sparser and sparser πŸ™ Early mornings and late nights have left me with very little time to type away. But for those keeping up to date with my Instagram posts and stories (@hopscoff) you will have noticed that my weeks have still been filled with…

Do you know the Muffin Man?

…The Muffin Man? Who lives on Dury Lane? …so for those who commute up to London you will probably never meet the Muffin Man. Why? Because you can’t face the thought of travelling to the busy capital at the weekend when you don’t have to! Yes, I have to admit it is quite soul destroying…

Summer Lovin’

‘Summer Lovin’ had me a blast, Summer Lovin’ happened so faaaassst…’ Well yes, summer does seem to have been and gone already. Torrential rain and freak hail storms are not exactly what I had in mind for post-exam summer fun, but then again a lot of unexpected and unfortunate occurrences have taken place recently! Amongst…

Teatotal!

To celebrate one’s birthday it is often the norm to organise a β€˜get together’ with friends which normally consists of a β€˜night out’ or a β€˜birthday meal’ of course taking advantage of Zizzi or Pizza Express vouchers! This year with a bit of time on my hands I wanted to put my hostess with the…

Macaroody!

Macaroons are the fairiesΒ of theΒ pΓ’tisserie world: dainty, magical, yet deceptively difficult to get your mitts on a good one! Whilst the recipe is fairly straightforward, technique is key and one wrong move can leave your macaroons crispy burnt or too stodgy and you rather macaroody!Β I am by no means a macaroon expert but just like…