Baking has always been a love or loathe situation with me. I go through months where all I ever want to do is bake, and others where I just can’t stand it. Currently, my apron has been well and truly in place and I’m loving playing around with new techniques and recipes.
I recently invested in a few new baking gadgets and was eager to try some of them out – with one being the mini silicon loaf moulds. There’s something about mini cakes which I adore, and since they’re smaller in size, that means they’re healthier right?
The space I work from plays a big part in my creativity. My inspiration stems from my surroundings – without a clear, bright space I can’t think straight. My current workspace at home is pretty much non-existent, so I like to venture off to a nearby coffee shop or library in order to focus. However, scrolling through my Instagram feed recently, all I ever seem to see are immaculate rooms with perfectly arranged desks and the most amazing accessories and I can’t help but be jealous. Jealous of an Instagram picture, what has life come to?
Since we’ve had a pretty non-existent summer over here in the UK, the rainy days have kept me inside for far more than I would’ve liked. However, this involuntary confinement has had one positive – more baking sessions have been on the cards!
Last weekend, whilst it was pouring down, I thought I’d throw on my apron and revisit the recipe that fuelled my love of baking. These simple, minimum fuss cupcakes were the first ever cakes I made by myself. Fast forward a few years, and this is still the recipe I use whenever I bake.