RECIPE: Easter Biscuits by Sue Stoneman

If you’re not a fan of Hot Cross Buns, you might like these Easter Biscuits. They are easy to make – great to involve the little people as they are fairly easy and quick to make.  Use any shaped cutters but they look great if you have any Easter cutters in your baking cupboard.  They make great gifts – put some into clear bags and … Continue reading RECIPE: Easter Biscuits by Sue Stoneman

RECIPE: Mincemeat Cakes by Sue Stoneman

Did you know that over the festive season, 10,000 mince pies are consumed every minute! If Mince pies or tarts aren’t your ‘thing’, you don’t fancy making your own pastry or you don’t have a packet of frozen puff or short pastry in the freezer, then you might wish to try these Mincemeat Cakes. In a nutshell, or even a pastry case, they are little … Continue reading RECIPE: Mincemeat Cakes by Sue Stoneman

One Mile Bakery launches in Exeter with delivery by bike and exciting bakery classes!

All photos are courtesy of One Mile Bakery In 2012, Guardian journalist turned baker Elisabeth Mahoney launched the first One Mile Bakery in Cardiff. Inspired by her mother’s home cooking and baking, the concept was a hyper-local delivery service within a mile of her Cardiff townhouse, delivering homemade bread, soup and jam to subscribers by bike. She ran inspirational baking classes in her micro-bakery kitchen, … Continue reading One Mile Bakery launches in Exeter with delivery by bike and exciting bakery classes!

New Portuguese Patisserie Opens in Topsham

For cake aficionados everywhere – new Portuguese patisserie opens in Topsham Sara’s Petite Cuisine, a modern take on a Portuguese patisserie, opened on Fore Street in Topsham in December. Offering delicious cakes and pastries made on site as well as a selection of hot and cold drinks, the café is set to be a huge success. It has been set up by Sara Felix, a … Continue reading New Portuguese Patisserie Opens in Topsham

10 Questions with Vicki Montague aka The Free From Fairy

We met Vicki a couple of years ago at an event, and after tasting her wares, found out she had made the world’s first wholegrain gluten free flour blend. I found this very impressive to say the least, and I guess we are surprised by such achievements sometimes in our little county of Devon (assuming you need a London base and budget to do such … Continue reading 10 Questions with Vicki Montague aka The Free From Fairy

Honey and Peanut Butter Cake Recipe using Princesshay Honey

Ever hear the buzz of our city? Well it’s not just down to busy bee humans going about their business; there are bees on the rooftop of Princesshay! Thanks to the good weather earlier this year, there has been a bumper harvest (you can read more about that here) with delicious honey on sale exclusively in the wonderful Chandos Deli. Princesshay were kind enough to … Continue reading Honey and Peanut Butter Cake Recipe using Princesshay Honey

‘Eating Exeter Recommends’ – a new rating system for Eating Exeter

Generally speaking most ‘reviews’ you read will have some sort of rating system, and since starting this blog I have been keen to look beyond the ‘out-of-five’ rating syem that I started off with.  I have tried not rating anything, but I feel this then negates the fact its a blog that reviews restaurants and products. So I will be introducing a new system, that … Continue reading ‘Eating Exeter Recommends’ – a new rating system for Eating Exeter

Product Review: Shaldon Bakery Artisan Bread

Shaldon Bakery (The Surfing Bakers) lies at the heart of the sleepy village/town of Shaldon. Shaldon is like the poor relative of Teignmouth, which it overlooks from across the Teign estuary.  But despite being much smaller than its big brother, it has a charm and quaint-ness all to itself that lends it a ‘St Ives’ like atmosphere.  Come summer, its tiny little streets are chocked … Continue reading Product Review: Shaldon Bakery Artisan Bread

TWO people from Bude are set to become “pie-oneers”

TWO people from Bude are set to become “pie-oneers” after scooping a place on a national panel to take part in a pie taste challenge. Paul Langford and Sarah Clarke-Feltham have become two of just 100 proud “Pukka Supper Pie-oneers” from across the UK to be selected for the exclusive taste test hosted by the UK brand. The challenge follows a survey commissioned by Pukka … Continue reading TWO people from Bude are set to become “pie-oneers”

Sylvain’s Little French Cakes: Pattiserie Perfection

For Eating Exeter, product testing is a bit of a rarity.  Once Gourmet Garden sent us a whole bunch of squeezy herbs which I tried to love but failed to, and now and again we get the odd thing sent through which either gets a write up because its lovely or casually ignored if it is just naff.  But this is the first time that … Continue reading Sylvain’s Little French Cakes: Pattiserie Perfection

Oaty White Chocolate Biscuits

Originally posted on Veget8:
My next foray in the the world of baking has been Oaty White Chocolate Biscuits. The recipe is courtesy of the BBC, and before you start thinking these will be anything like the ones you get in the supermarket, then think again.  They are more like White Chocolate flapjacks, crunchy and very sweet (depending on how much Golden Treacle you use),… Continue reading Oaty White Chocolate Biscuits

Economical Light Fruit Cake Recipe (courtesy of Recipe Vintage)

Apologies to those who follow Eating Exeter on Twitter (@eatingexeter) if you have already seen this.  But I had to share another one of Recipe Vintage’s scanned in recipe cards from the 60’s.  (What is the right way, 60’s or sixties when you’re writing?) This is ‘Economical Light Fruit Cake’, so called because its meant to be fluffy and cheap.  A bit like a bird, … Continue reading Economical Light Fruit Cake Recipe (courtesy of Recipe Vintage)

Exeter’s first ever Vegan Bake Sale

I was pottering about on ThisIsExeter and saw this of interest.  Exeter’s first ever Vegan Bake Sale!  I don’t like lifting text from other websites, but this is quite worth it.  Please visit This Is Exeter, so I don’t feel too guilty!  The Baboon is to fulfil the random image quota…. “It is being held from 11am to 2pm at Exeter’s Palace Gate Centre, and … Continue reading Exeter’s first ever Vegan Bake Sale

The Exploding Bakery, Queen Street

I originally started writing about The Exploding Bakery on my personal blog here. When I first realised that Juice Moose had been replaced by this intriguing establishment, I had to tell everyone and wrote a small article about it.  But I thought that a proper review on a proper website would do it justice, as it really deserves it!. The Exploding Bakery is, as a … Continue reading The Exploding Bakery, Queen Street