Sunday, 18 November 2012

Honeybuns - an array of GF deliciousness


I have recently been munching my way through a box of honeybuns cakes, and I can't believe I haven't reviewed them before! My only excuse is that they are such a staple in my cake diet I almost forget that other people might not of heard of them! They often pop up in the most unexpected places, I remember a few years ago in the peak district popping into an old tea shoppe and there on the counter was a honeybuns brownie! I was so happy to be able to sit down and have a brownie with my cup of tea and rest my aching limbs. They are in most Waitrose stores and also in the John Lewis cafes, you can also buy direct from their website.  Getting a gift tin of these delicious cakes is a great thing to have in your cupboard when you need a treat and would make a great Christmas's present for someone who loves cake.  In my box I got a selection listed below:

Gluten free cakes from Honeybuns


Almondi
Chewy almondi, tasty, not quite a biscuit not quite a cake.

Coppice cake
Cranberry & chocolate chips and one of my favourites 

Congo bar
A nutty take on a millionaires shortbread, delicious

Brownie
One of my favourite brownies really squidgy and really chocolatey

Lemon moon
Nice lemony cake on polenta

Every single cake was delicious, I am always reassured they are individually wrapped, especially when I see them in shops, I love the branding and the little descriptions inside telling me about the 'bee shack' .  I  am also excited about the recent release of their cookbook which is on my Xmas wish list. Jules didn't get much of a look in but I allowed him a bite of each to get his verification! He also thought they were delicious

So go get a gift tin and host your own afternoon tea (guests optional)!

Coppice cake - 9/10 divine

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Competition: 2 tickets to give away for Taste of Christmas


Taste of Christmas returns to ExCeL from 7th-9th December and this year there are more treats than ever under the tree.  I am delighted to tell you that I have 2 pairs of standard tickets to give away!

Learn from the experts including world famous chefs Michel Roux Jr, Jamie Oliver and The Baker
Brothers to create a gastronomic delight for the whole family, and taste your way around the world as
top restaurants including Cinnamon Kitchen and Comptoir Gascon cook up seasonal dishes.

Indulge in wine and cheese pairings and a whole heap of hands-on masterclasses and tastings, and take
the experience home with ingredients, decorations and gifts available from hundreds of fine food and
boutique market stalls, the main event however is Annie's larder stand who will have a plethora of gluten-free treats for the festive period.

So how to enter? - Simply comment on this post with the Christmas treat you miss the most being gluten-free and why and include your email address.  The winner will be chosen and announced on Friday 23rd November. 

If you are not lucky enough to win I also have an exclusive ticket offer for you. Buy 2 standard tickets for £30 and save £17 on the door price – simply click here or call 0870 161 2129 and quote TOCEX when booking.

*Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras. Booking and transaction fees apply. Saving calculated onthe door price. VIP Tickets and other ticket types available from www.tasteofchristmas.com.



Good luck!