Hey Dessert Obsessed Bakers!

At Crumbs and Corkscrews I’m passionate about creating deliciously easy dessert recipes that you’ll want to share with everyone. So if you’re ready to conquer the baking basics and delve into new desserts, then you’re in the right place!







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Welcome to Crumbs and Corkscrews

I’m Lou, a dessert obsessed baker, recipe developer and food photographer living in the Cotswolds, UK.

My speciality is deliciously easy desserts – from true classics to a modern twist, captivating your sweet tooth through mouth-watering food stories.

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Baking Tips - Room Temperature Ingredients - Featured

Why Room Temperature Ingredients Matter

How many times have you gone to make a recipe and it’s called for room temperature ingredients? Have you been tempted to just use ingredients straight from the fridge? Does it really matter if your eggs are cold and your butter is solid? Keep reading to find out if room temperature ingredients really do matter!
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Salted vs. Unsalted Butter – What to use?

Does the type of butter you use in your baking matter? Do you know the difference between salted and unsalted butter? Find out more about butter, the differences and similarities between them and when you should use each.
Homemade Vanilla Extract - Featured

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Just two ingredients and five minutes is all you need to make your own baking secret ingredient, homemade vanilla extract! A total cost and time saver, it’s super easy to make and more flavourful. And as it never expires, you’ll have plenty to use in cakes, bakes, cookies and so much more!

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Gingerbread Rocky Road - Featured

Gingerbread Rocky Road

This gingerbread rocky road is the easiest and quickest recipe ever! Just a few simple ingredients and five minutes is all you need to make the most delicious rocky road. Perfect for holiday treats, festive gifts or tea time nibbles. Go on get stuck in!
Rice Krispie Christmas Puddings

Rice Krispie Christmas Puddings

Let the festive baking begin with these festive Rice Krispie Christmas Puddings. Easy to make, they are a fun Christmas recipe to make with kids. Ready in no time, they make great last minute treats or a cute handmade Christmas gift to share with family and friends.
Kinder Bueno Brownies

Kinder Bueno Brownies

Rich, fudgy and deliciously easy; these Kinder Bueno brownies need to go straight to the top of your must bake list! Packed full of Kinder chocolate chunks and Bueno pieces with a chocolate hazelnut filling; you’re going to find them absolutely irresistible!

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Tried & tested recipes

If you’re just starting on your baking journey or you’re hitting star baker every time, you’ll find my recipes easy to follow every step of the way.

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