02/10/2016

The Blogtober Edition: Cherry Bakewell Cookies

Everyone tends to go a bit cake mad around this time of year and The Great British Bake Off is usually to blame for that although I have to admit my Wednesday nights are blocked out of my dairy specifically for tuning into the box to watch Mary Berry at her finest. Cakes have gone up a notch in the past couple of years, from my memory of a classic Victoria sponge to some seriously amazing triple tiered creations. You can’t log onto social media without seeing a rainbow layered cake these days! I actually placed an order with a specialist cake design company a few years back, it was for my mums birthday and Neighbourhood Bakes created a gorgeous pink peony styled cake, smothered in vanilla frosting. I don’t think I had ever laid my eyes on anything so beautiful and I would highly recommend if you’re looking for something extra special for an occasion! (Image below courtesy of Neighbourhood Bakes).

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Baking has never really been ‘my thing’ but when the colder months come around there’s nothing more satisfying than filling your home with tempting scents of sweet treats so I always like to give it a try! I’m not one for experimenting and if I can follow a recipe the result usually turns out fairly okay, not to be said for my kitchen of course which is usually left in a state. I recently held a Macmillan Coffee Morning at work so I whipped up something tasty to take in. I looked to Tesco for some inspiration. I may have mentioned before that I’m a big fan of their monthly food magazine.. i’m old and uncool, I know! In all seriousness if meal planning is not your strongest point then grab this magazine as they do all the hard work for you. A rather delicious recipe caught my eye; cherry bakewell cookies. As a kid, cherry bakewell tarts were a lunch box favourite so with nostalgia in mind I had a go at baking them in cookie form. I didn’t do too badly and they were pretty well received by my work colleagues.

If you’d like to have a go at baking these yourself, then head on over to the online Tesco magazine here.

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It's Emma over email but Ems face-to-face. By title, I'm a writer, photographer, creative, social media co-ordinator and more importantly rosé drinker. I'm also a daughter, sister, auntie, girlfriend and friend. I overshare and I swear. I have been dedicating my time to this space for four years. Lifestyle topics are my specialty, with a dose of daily fashion thrown in for good measure.

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