A look back at 2014…

While we’re all waiting for the clock to strike midnight and welcome in a brand new year, I thought it would be fun to look back on some of my favourite posts of 2014 and also sneak in a few pictures that didn’t make it on the blog…

In January I made this gorgeous blood orange drizzle cake.
This is definitely a recipe to make again when beautiful blood oranges come into season.
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In February I met James Morton at the Eden Court Theatre in Inverness. He is a lovely guy and was kind enough to give me some of his 9 year old sourdough!

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And here is James (well what else could I have called him?) still alive and kicking…

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James was fairly busy day throughout the year….

Sourdough English muffins
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Sourdough Pizza
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Sourdough Loaves

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Ciabatta
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In March I was lucky enough to interview Ruth Clemens, finalist on The Great British Bake off series one. I also got to review her new Éclairs book and made her delicious white chocolate and raspberry éclairs!

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In April I found an amazing white chocolate, cranberry and orange hot cross bun recipe. I think I might be a little obsessed with orange…

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In May Sugar and Crumbs sent me some baking goodies to test out. Their cherry bakewell icing sugar and coconut cocoa powder was awesome.

This coconut chocolate loaf cake went down a storm at work.

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These mini Malteser Cheesecakes were very popular on the blog in June.

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I spent July and August making loads of bread…

Cherry tomato and thyme focaccia
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Brioche
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In August I met the lovely Victor and Carina Contini at the Nairn food festival…and I was very lucky to win a copy of their kitchen garden book and a voucher for lunch at their Scottish cafe and restaurant which is located in the Scottish National Gallery. I haven’t had the chance to visit yet,but soon!!

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In September I went to the first Inverness Let’s Bake meeting at the cafe and bicycle shop Velocity. I met some lovely lassies including Susan of Mess in the Ness and Kirsty of Ever so Sweet. We had a lovely evening chatting and eating all the lovely baking everyone had brought along!

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In October I mostly baked from Ruby Tandoh’s gorgeous book “Crumb” – my favourite baking book of the year.

Apple and fig upside down cake

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Orange Bourbons

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November was chilli month. I ate a lot of smoky chipotle chilli.

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In December there was a lot of cookie making in my kitchen…

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Wishing all my readers a very happy New Year, I hope 2015 brings you happiness, health and good times!

Thank you all for taking the time to read my blog, leave a comment, or try my recipes. I appreciate each and every one of you.

See you in the New Year and happy cooking in 2015!

Xxx

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