Happy 4th Birthday to She Who Bakes!

01/17

Oh wow. Four years! My little blog is now four years old! On this day back in 2013, I published my first ever baking blog post. It was about macarons (or macaroons as I called them then!) hundreds of posts and two websites later, my blog has grown into something wonderful. Not only did writing about my baking adventures help me out of a very dark time, it has progressed to become my full time job and more than that, very much a part of who I am.

Those who have followed me for a while may know my story. A mixing bowl and wooden spoon became my saviour. I often say I ‘baked my way out of depression‘ and it’s true. Teaching myself how to bake, creating cakes and writing about them got me out of such a bad time in my life and I’m so grateful for it. I can’t believe it’s four years down the line and just how much has changed.

I just wanted to personally extend a big, BIG thank you. Thank you to every one of you who reads my blogs, uses my recipes, watches my videos and likes what I do. Wether you have been following me for four years, four months or four days, I am so grateful to you all.

Here’s to more wonderful years of baking and blogging.

Happy baking,

All my love, Britt xo

Now Cook It Lunch with SortedFood and Coop!

01/17

This week, I attended the launch of a new online cooking school brought to life by a tasty partnership of SortedFood and Coop!

SortedFood started in 2009 in Hertfordshire, England by a group of old school friends who, upon realising they were surviving on mostly microwave ready meals, decided to start sharing recipe ideas with each other on the back of beer mats in the pub! Seven years and two million subscribers later they have got people talking about food in a whole new way in this digital age!

Now, partnering with the Coop, they bring you Now Cook It. The first step to help address the cooking skills gap. It’s aimed at those who didn’t really learn cooking at school, didn’t master much of it at home and want to know how to do all the cool stuff in the kitchens and those looking to brush up on their skills. 27% of millennials have never been interested in learning to cook and 28% of those who can’t cook don’t see the importance in being able to. Now Cook It looks to change that!

I went along to Google HQ in London on Friday afternoon and cooked up a mean sausage carbonara (if I say so myself!) with the SortedFood boys, Mike, Ben, Barry and Jamie.

Now Cook It takes you through the process of learning to cook from start to finish, from de-seeding a pepper and poaching an egg, to cooking a steak and making a tomato sauce, there are so many core techniques shown in an easy video format. There are also a ton of recipes available including the sausage carbonara I got to make and eat!

I’m a keen baker, that much is clear, but I’ve never been the best or most confident cook. I spent 90% of my day in a kitchen and there are so many things I don’t know how to do! I’ve already watched so many of the core technique videos! I think it’s fab and especially being of the generation who maybe didn’t get the most extensive food education, I think it’s something so many people (of all ages) can benefit from! You can find all the information about it on their website here.

Happy baking, and cooking!

Britt xo

Peanut Butter Recipes

01/17

I love peanut butter. It’s one of those things that I can have at any time of the day, in any season. Below, I’ve compiled my favourite peanut butter recipes, including three no-bake treats and a show stopping cake! Click on the pictures for the recipes! I’m planning a lot more recipes including peanut butter over the next few months so watch this space and sign up to my newsletter at the bottom of the page for updates!

If you want to turn your baking hobby into a career, check out my ebook How To Start A Cake Business From Home for everything you need to know about running a successful baking business, including pricing, marketing, insurance and much more!

Give it a try and let me know how you get on either on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram.

Happy baking!

Britt xo

Peanut Butter & Nutella Cake

frozen banana chocolate peanut butter bites

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites Gluten and Dairy Free

peanut butter chocolate squares

 

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