I have just published my book ‘A Little Book on Tea Cake & Chocolate‘, which would make a great gift for anyone who loves tea, cake and chocolate.
This little book on tea and cake is a guide about one of our favourite beverages. It explains tea pairings, tea and chocolate, tea and health, tea and sandwiches, fascinating tea facts, buying the right tea, tea to help you sleep and tea cozies and teapots. It also features over one hundred tips on baking cakes and has some recipes for delicious loaf cakes. It finishes with several lovely tea quotes.
A great book for any tea devotee. It’s available on Amazon for £2.99
Over the last three months of spending hours after hours and days after days at the hospital, where my Dad was, I started making notes of some of my posts on tea, cake and chocolate as I felt sure I could use it in a book.
There are nineteen chapters which cover all the tea topics I have mentioned above plus tips on how to make the best cake, pastry, and more. I also cover baking apps and recipe books old and new.
I finally finished it at the weekend and it is now available to buy as a paperback and hopefully as a kindle read soon. I would love some feedback if any readers bought the book.
It’s National Picnic Week this week 15th-24th June.
National Picnic Week aims to encourage people to take the ideal opportunity to get together over a picnic with advice, tips, recipes, and information to make sure everything from the food and drink to the location and surroundings are spot on.
Since National Picnic Week was founded a decade ago, it has grown significantly and become a staple date in the media calendar. Timed at the peak of the picnicking season, broadcasters, radio and television channels are keen to get involved.
Scrumptious food Saturday is a tad late this week but better late than never as they say.
My three choices for this week’s scrumptious food Saturday are –
Scrumptious and Simply Delicious is a high quality catering company in North Yorkshire. They specialise in wedding and event catering, corporate entertaining, holiday cottage catering and private home dining.
If it is to do with catering then they can get it, cook it and serve it. They have a wealth of experience in Providing First Class Catering for all.
Scrumptious Creams is focused on providing high-quality cakes and customer satisfaction – They say they will do everything they can to meet your cake expectations.
From breakfasts to lunches, dinners, side dishes and desserts, they have shared genuine Romanian recipes in this helpful book, to get you well on your way to preparing Romanian dishes right at home.
It’s back again, Scrumptious Food Saturday, I have no idea where the last seven days disappeared to but I’m back with my choice of three websites with Scrumptious in their title.
Purely Scrumptious specialise in Cupcakes with a Conscience. Gorgeous hand baked little cakes with a BIG difference… ALL their cupcakes are dairy and egg free so YES that makes every flavour suitable for vegans! Many months of testing and tasting have gone into the creation of these recipes to ensure that neither flavour nor texture was compromised.
Each batch of Purely Scrumptios cakes are home baked to order to ensure that they reach you in perfect condition. They use only the finest quality organic and Fairtrade ingredients and NO animal products are used in any of our recipes or decorations. All their flavourings are as natural as possible – some are even home grown!
Clearly Scrumptious The Healthy Treat Company was formed from an idea when the two founders were out enjoying the Yorkshire Dales. They wanted to produce scrumptious snacks to keep you going that were good for you. They sourced the finest of ingredients which had to be unprocessed, free from, tasty and nutritious.
Their treats are the perfect natural break from the busy lives of kids to grown-ups.
Scrumptious a blog in South Africa is written by Jane Ann Hobbs who is an award-winning social media strategist, a cook, a food writer, a recipe developer and professional freelance journalist & editor with over 25 years’ worth of experience in print & digital media.
She is the author of three books, and lives with her husband Philip Rayner and their three children in Hout Bay, not far from Cape Town, South Africa. Her first cookbook was published in hardback by Random House Struik in July 2012.
The site Scrumptious, which pioneered recipe blogging in South Africa nine years ago, is an independent food blog all about careful, patient home cooking, and about how to prepare excellent food for family and friends.
The recipes on the blog are, with a few early exceptions, her original work: She has devised, developed and thoroughly tested them herself. Of course, there are very few recipes these days that can be called truly original: every recipe builds on the work and patient testing of many generations of talented cooks, chefs and alchemists.
Scrumptious food Saturday, where every Saturday I will write about three websites that include the word ‘scrumptious‘ somewhere in its title. From food and books to quotes, pop over here every Saturday for your ‘Scrumptious Food Saturday’, hit.
The three I am going to cover this week are “Scrumptious Food for Family & Friends”, which is a book by Jane Hobbs. “Scrumptious Food Photography” and “Scrumptious” sprinkles to add to your cakes.
Scrumptious Food for Family and Friends – Jane-Anne Hobbs has created over 90 original, triple-tested recipes designed to take the fuss out of home entertaining and bring smiles to the faces of the people you love. Whether you’re planning a relaxed get-together over a homely dish of soup, stew or salad, or a lavish spread with all the bells and whistles, you’ll find plenty of inspiring new ideas here, plus top tips for planning and preparing a meal to remember.
Scrumptious Food Photography is a food photography website by Rhowena Maccuish who is passionate about food. Your mouth will start salivating the minute you see these amazing pictures which are obviously not available for me to pop on here. Her blog page on the website has a link to a newsletter you can sign up for, and of course, you can follow her on Instagram for all the latest pictures.
My third choice this week is Scrumptious Sprinkletti. They have Sprinklers of the week and this week is Glimmer Strands – Party. A mix of colours to give all of your bakes the party feel! A small sample is sent out with every order!
They also sell cupcake cases, muffin tulips, mini muffin cases and cupcake pods. Everything you could possibly need to make your muffins or cupcakes special is available from the Scrumptious website. They even have a page of gift ideas to give to that special person you know that loves baking.
Once you start looking on the Scrumptious website you will find time pass by as you browse through their large selection of items for baking.