Jam Splits with Vanilla Whipped ‘Cream’

jam split.jpgI grew up with my mother always baking cakes, for both my sister and I to take to school  fetes and parties, and among those bakes were jam splits: welsh cakes with jam in the middle.

The first batch of Welsh cakes that I made on Friday were quite thin, so I didn’t fancy messing around and cutting my welsh cakes open, to have them potentially crumble and break under my heavy hands. Instead, I decided to sandwich them with some vanilla whipped cream and fresh raspberries. I think its safe to say that it’s the best idea  I’ve had in a while. Although, it doesn’t take much persuading on my part to add whipped coconut cream to food and drinks. I just love the stuff.

If you have made my welsh cakes already then this recipe will be even easier for you to create.


  • 2 Welsh Cakes
  • Raspberries
  • Coconut Whipped Cream
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tbsp Sweetener
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract


Take some coconut cream or coconut milk and using an electric whisk, beat the coconut milk/cream until it starts to become light and airy; while doing this whisk in the coconut oil, vanilla and sweetener, and freeze for 10 minutes.

NB: After your coconut cream has been in the freezer it should now act more like dairy whipped cream, as the coconut oil should have solidified.

Take a welsh cake and dollop  some of the coconut whipped cream on top, layer with raspberries and simply top with another welsh cake.

And that’s it.

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What’s In My Camera Bag?

I often get messaged on Instagram and asked what I use to take photos of my food for Instagram and my blog, so I thought I’d share with you, what’s in my camera bag . Up until 2 months ago it was my Ipad, which produced some nice results, when edited with a few of the best editing apps I have found. My favourite apps to edit photos are:

  • Snapseed
  • VSCO
  • Photoshop Touch

imageSnapseed is my favourite, I think it’s free and it’s the best app I have used. It allows you to edit photos as you would with the Photoshop software. However, I don’t get along with Photoshop on my computer, so I use snapseed to edit all my photos. I sharpen and adjust contrast, shadows and sometimes the brightness with snapseed and depending on whether I have tried to be creative with my photos, I use the brush tool to darken the background of my photos and vignette too. Then I head on over to VSCO imageand crop, sharpen a bit more and sometimes add a filter or two. Photoshop touch was my second favourite, up until they changed the app, the new version I am not fussed on, as it’s inferior to it’s predecessor.

Another tip when using a smartphone, is to use reflectors and natural lighting. These two can achieve you some great results, but never use a flash. Unless you know how to use flash then don’t, it achieves horrid results, which can wash out the photo and make the food look greasy and vile. Placing your food near a window and using a white reflector to bounce shadows is best and it creates more of a natural look. It wasn’t until I started using a DSLR that I started bouncing shadows and paying more attention to composition and styling. However, my photos are still nowhere near as good as some food bloggers I’ve seen and envied, but I learn more and more everyday. Continue reading “What’s In My Camera Bag?”

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