Raspberry & Almond slices

Cake, glorious cake!

Need I say anymore…

If, like me, you believe that cake is life then this blog post is going to be right up your street.

I love doing a spot of baking and this time I have taken inspiration from a recent dessert I had at a family meal.

These jammy, marzipan, spongy treats are layered perfection and are a great accompaniment to a cuppa.

Without further ado here are my Raspberry & Almond slices…


I followed the recipe on the BBC Good food website, because it’s just brill and their recipes always work so well. Check it out for yourself –> BBC Good Food Raspberry & Almond slices

First up,


1. Roll out that shortcrust pastry into the bottom of your traybake tin and cut to size.

2. Prick with a fork and leave to chill in the fridge for 20 mins.


3. Whilst this chills prepare your almondy sponge.

4. Cream together your eggs and sugar. Add the rest of your ingredients into an electric mixer and whisk until combined. Be ready to smell the most sumptuous sponge mixture, it’s divine.


5. Once the pastry has chilled, bake in the oven for 8-10 mins until it is cooked but not too coloured.

6. Leave to cool for a little bit then it’s time to add that fruity, jam layer.

7. Dot the jam over the pastry, no need to spread! & sprinkle over your just thawed frozen raspberries.


8. Pour over your sponge mix, sprinkle with flaked almonds and bake for 35-40 mins.

9. Leave to cool before cutting into your slices (or desired shape)


These jammy bars are made up of a few simple componants that work so well together. The frozen raspberries are a tangy hit to the tongue and the flaked almonds add a delicious crunch.


Enjoy and let me know how you get on if you give these a try.
What’s your favourite flavour combination?

Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂


Harry Potter room decor ⚡

Hi guys!

So, I had a couple of ideas of what to do for my next blog post but, I couldn’t decide which to do next. I took to Twitter (@RoseannesBlog) and asked my followers which one they would like to see, With a massive 75% of the vote was ‘Harry Potter room decor’.

When we moved into our flat my husband Tim chose the colour scheme for our bedroom and he went for red… little did he know that I would use this to transform it into a Harry Potter haven haha.

With Gryffindor being my favoured Hogwarts house this is the theme I went for as it went perfectly with the red colour scheme of the room, Lets take a look!

Lets start with bedding…

All of these pieces come from Primark (Bar one pillow which I received as a gift) On the left is my Harry Potter throw, its a lovely soft and snuggly white with the Gryffindor crest and other little pictures and symbols printed on it. Next up are the cushions, the pale, yellowy/brown coloured Mauraders map themed pillow was bought for me as a birthday present a few years ago. I love that it looks like the parchment of the map, with the print of the map on it. The other pillow is from Primark and its grey and red tones with the house crests on it. The bedding is so cool! Our bedroom furniture is from Ikea’s Malm range and is black so this bedding went perfectly. On one side it is all black with a large print of Hogwarts in white, the other side has small Hogwarts’s (Not sure that’s a word) printed onto white and a ‘H’ for Hogwarts, double sided, two for the price of one.

Next up…

I picked up both of these from the Harry Potter studios tour in Watford. On the left is a Gryffindor banner and on the right is a Gryffindor flag. These are hung up on the red feature wall, either side of the window.


I also hang up my Gryffindor scarf over the headboard of our bed to add a touch of Gryffindor to the bed spread. I picked this up from the studio tour too.


I love these two prints. On the left is one from Primark that my older sister bought for me. I love this and it fitted perfectly in our room as it came with the black frame. I love the copper lightening bolts.

The other print I bought online and I really like the simplicity of this too. All black and super simple but cool.

and finally, accessories…

I love these pieces, they are so awesome!! The candle is from Primark. I of course picked up the Gryffindor one but it also comes in the different houses too and a generic Hogwarts one (which I’m also tempted to get too) The bunting also comes from Primark and is EPIC! This is one of my favourite things.

The Gryffindor common room sign came from a recent Harry Potter event that me and my sister went to. I thought this was a cool little addition as our room definatly has Gryffindor common room/dormitory vibes! (Still trying to persuade Tim that we need drapes)

I hope you enjoyed this post 🙂

If you are on the look out for any Harry Potter items yourself (or clothes, shoes etc) be sure to check out Primark as their range is beyond awesome.

Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂