Get Your Bake On: Baileys Fudge Sauce

I am a massive fan of Baileys.

It’s indulgent, warming, creamy and a real treat of a drink.

I have to admit I do tend to over-indulge on it at Christmas in the form of Baileys over ice, more Baileys over ice, Baileys cream slathered on a Christmas pudding, more Baileys over Ice and then maybe a Baileys coffee or five, but that hasn’t hindered my appreciation for this unique tipple.

I made some of my Gin Syrup for a lovely friend who has had a particularly tough time over the last few years (you’re welcome Tamsin!) this week and a friend of hers mentioned she didn’t care for Gin and she would enjoy a Baileys sauce recipe. So, I headed into the kitchen to see what I could come up with.

I had a recipe for fudge sauce made with cream, so I figured I could try replacing the cream with Baileys (essentially similar, just alcoholic and more tasty!) It worked really well and I would absolutely love some of this warmed up and drizzled over pancakes or ice cream! I also think it would make a lovely topping to Profiteroles or a Chocolate Fudge Cake. Endless possibilities!

Enjoy!


 Baileys Fudge sauce recipe

baileys Fudge sauce recipe




Get your Bake On: Gin & Lemon Pancake Syrup

Pancake Day 2017: Tuesday 28th February

It’s almost Pancake day!

Woo hoo!

I don’t know why I always seem to wait for this one day of the year to scoff my face with these simple and delicious things, it’s probably due to lack of enthusiasm if I am honest. I don’t mind making them but now there are 5 of us in the house, 2 of whom can pack away about 5 pancakes each into their tummies, it means an awful lot of tossing on my part (top sniggering at the back!)

I normally plump for the original, and in my opinion the best, topping of fresh lemon juice and sugar. I do like Nutella too but there is something so simple, yet tasty, about lemon and sugar on a pancake. This year however, I have extra special pancakes awaiting me because I spent some time making a rather special syrup to drizzle over them, Gin and Lemon syrup to be precise.

The Gin in the syrup isn’t overpowering and, depending on the brand of Gin you use, your syrup could end up having a lovely fragrant taste to it. In this particular recipe I used Bloom Gin, just because I love the complex floral flavours in it. If you have any of the syrup left once you’ve finished your pancakes, it also makes a mean drizzle for a grown-up Lemon Drizzle cake.

So, without further ado, here is the recipe.

Have a tossing good day on Tuesday everyone!


Gin and Lemon Syrup recipe for pancakes and cakes


Enjoy!

Gin and lemon syrup for pancakes




Pancake Pictures…

For goodness sake.

All day I’ve seen articles (NETMUMS!!), had emails, Pinterest suggestions and news stories on amazing pancake designs.

Here’s a few of them…

 

WTF?! How? Why?

Don’t get me wrong, they’re all amazing (and I’m just bitterly jealous I’m utterly crap at baking/cooking) but seriously, do these people not have other things to be getting on with?!

The closest my kids will be getting to Peppa Pig pancakes are these…

 

Mmmm…bacon Pancakes 😋

Good luck to you all in your quest for pancake perfection this evening.

May the force be with you.

 

How my pancakes will probably look…

 




Tossers…

Good morning Tossers!!!

…wait, wait, wait, I’m not being rude or derogatory, it’s….

PANCAKE DAY!!!

SHROVE TUESDAY!!!

STUFF YOURSELF WITH FRIED EGGS, MILK AND FLOUR DAY!!!


Therefore I assumed you’d all be tossing your socks off today.

Let’s hope nobody has a Daddy Pig related mishap… (He’s such a clown)


I’ll be using my trusty childrens recipe book to make my pancake mix, which I’ve had since I was 9 years old. It’s foolproof and even tells you what utensils you’ll need. Marvelous. Sadly it doesn’t explain how to make a shed load of pancakes whilst you have 3 children in the house chanting, “Toss! Toss! Toss! Toss!” (which is hilarious in itself) and are waiting in anticipation of the big moment where you try to launch the pancake into the stratosphere…only for it to get stuck to the pan, fold itself over and cook itself into a pancake which resembles a dog turd. Oh the shame. Every sodding year.

Oh, and NEVER expect the first pancake to go right. It’s always a reject one in our house – by that I mean it’s the only one I get to eat because my family are such gluttons when it comes to these fried discs of yumminess that by the time they’re full up, there’s no batter mix left for me… Sob. (I may cry into the batter mixture just so they taste of my bitter resentment).

So, have a jolly good day all you Tossers out there!

“I just made a pancake with a hole in it! Holy crepe!”