My battle, my recipes - Shared with you for inspiration & joy.

The Battling Baker

The Battling Baker

My battle, my recipes - Shared with you for inspiration & joy.


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Peanut Butter Oat Crunch Biscuits

Peanut Butter Oat Crunch Biscuits

So here it is, the first recipe of the site. I created this one whilst tinkering about with a standard ‘hob nob’ style recipe, wanting to do something a bit different with it. I had some peanut butter in the cupboard that needed using up […]

Peanut Butter & Hazelnut Chocolate Muffins

Peanut Butter & Hazelnut Chocolate Muffins

One of the “Wolves family” commented the other day that she wanted me to make some muffins just for her. Peanut butter with chocolate. For her cheek (haha, love you really Kate!) I set about adapting my base muffin recipe and, as you can see […]

Carrot & Coconut Cake

Carrot & Coconut Cake

Carrot cake. The cookbooks are awash with them. The internet recipe sites are awash with them too. Every baker, chef and home cook seems to either have a recipe for them or have one that has been passed down through the generations. To be honest […]

Banana Custard Banoffee Pie

Banana Custard Banoffee Pie

Though not actually a baking recipe there are elements in this that have been baked, although I didn’t bake the biscuits that went in the base of this. So, technically, there WAS baking. Just not by me. Alas. Still, it’s an invention, a creation. And […]

Nuts About Rock Cakes

Nuts About Rock Cakes

If you’re in my age bracket & above (y’know, 40something, a youngster 😉 ) you might have fond memories of visiting to your grandparents and teatime. My nan would always bring out trays of egg sandwiches, bowls of crisps, Penguin biscuits & Viscount biscuits. These […]

Death By Triple Choc Chip Cookies

Death By Triple Choc Chip Cookies

I’ve had this one floating around my mind for a while, stirred in with about a million others. It’s all a question of when I’m feeling “able” to actually go through the process of putting theory into practise, or to not sugarcoat it, when my […]

Chilli Con Pasties

Chilli Con Pasties

Everyone loves a “twofer.” Ok, what’s he on about now? A “twofer” – you know what that is, right? Two-for-one. Essentially that’s what you could take from this brand new recipe from me. The overall recipe is for something I’ve created ahead of a couple […]

Apple Crumble Chocolate Brownies

Apple Crumble Chocolate Brownies

If you’re in the UK you might remember the comedy series The Vicar Of Dibley. It featured a hilarious elderly character named Mrs Cropley, famed in the village in which the show was set for her awful culinary fusions. Included amongst her creations were such […]

Cinnamon Apple Scones

Cinnamon Apple Scones

Everyone loves scones, it’s a fact. Well, ok, I concede that might be a very generalised statement. MOST people like scones. Even I, with all my issues have to confess that I love them. That’s the thing about eating disorders, a misconception. We don’t lose […]

Coconut, Walnut & Cherry Fruit Cake

Coconut, Walnut & Cherry Fruit Cake

Sometimes I just want to bake a cake. Sometimes I just want to bake something uncomplicated, old school, that I know people will embrace and feel a ‘warm glow’ about. Yet, within me, I still want to tweak and experiment a little. That said, I […]

Pear & Dark Chocolate Hot Cross Buns

Pear & Dark Chocolate Hot Cross Buns

I was looking at my calendar this morning to see what appointments I had this week & when they were, suddenly realising that Easter was getting close. I started to think about what I could come up with to mark the occasion, what could I […]