Favourite food?

I’m off to Frankie & Benny’s tonight with my boyfriend for our valentine’s day meal. I chose F&B’s as I don’t think there’s a very good choice of nice restaurants in Stoke, and they’re mainly Italian’s which isn’t my favourite type of restaurant.

Soooo, what’s your favourite type of food?


Something sweet for your sweetheart?

Raspberry Valentine’s Day Cupcakes:

Follow this recipe to make beautifully flavoured raspberry cupcakes for your loved one on this special day – or any other day if you’re feeling nice!

This recipe will make approximately 24 standard sized cakes. Half the amount of ingredients for 12 cakes.



You will need:

❤  345g of self raising flour
❤  225g of butter
❤  345g of caster sugar
❤  1 tsp of baking powder
❤  10 tbsp of milk
❤  4 eggs
❤ 24 raspberries

❤  500g of icing sugar
❤  2 eggs
❤  1tsp of vanilla essence
❤  1tsp of water
❤  Sparkles and icing of your choice to decorate


Here is a simple step by step guide for you to follow!

Step By Step Guide

Step 1: Preheat your oven to gas mark 4/180C and line a cupcake tray with cake cases. Place the butter and sugar in a  bowl and whisk until the mixture is creamy.

Step 2: Sift the flour and baking powder into the bowl and fold them into the  mixture.

Step 3: Add in four of the eggs, one by one and add the milk in gradually. Make sure you beat the mixture each time you  add an ingredient.

Step 4: Scoop a tablespoon of the mixture into each cake case. Make sure they all have a similar amount of mixture in  them and place a raspberry in the centre of each one. When you have done this, put the cakes in the oven for 15-20  minutes.

Step 5: once the cakes are cooked, leave them to cool for 10-15 minutes. Once they are cool down, carefully cut the top of  each cake off so the surface is flat. (I recommend eating the tops of the cakes! Yummy!)

Step 6: Whisk the icing sugar and the eggs whites of the eggs together until the mixture is thick, and add a drop of  vanilla essence. Spread a thick layer of the icing on each cake and decorate them in your own personal way!

My masterpiece!

I hope you enjoy the cakes as much as me and my wonderful friends did 🙂
Goodbye for now ❤

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I’m Abigail Reed, a second year Broadcast Journalism student currently studying at Staffordshire University.

As part of my course, there is a module named ‘Web Based Journalism’, and for this wonderful module I have to make a blog and update it on a regular basis.

For many years I have enjoyed cooking and I’m always willing to try out new recipes and ideas. Therefore when I was told to create a blog that includes writing, pictures and video it seemed like the only option for me to choose!

Nom nom all gone, will be updated on a regular basis with picture and video recipes, recommendations and tips and hints,  all for you to try out.

So, I present to you, my blog!


Much love ❤