Baba Ganoush

Baba ganoush is wonderful dip of slightly smokey aubergine. The skins of the aubergine are thoroughly blackened on a cast iron griddle, giving the soft flesh a slightly charred flavour which is wonderful with the punchy garlic, sharp lemon, nutty tahini and fresh parsley. Serves 4 Ingredients two aubergines two cloves of garlic a lemon [...]

Chakchouka

Chakchouka is a North African tomato and pepper stew with eggs baked on top. It’s gentle spicing makes it a comforting meal for a cold winter’s evening, or an incredible brunch for a lazy Sunday.  Baked eggs have become a bit of Sunday staple at the bakery where I work. The smell of chilli, garlic [...]

Carrot, Bean and Tapenade salad

A raw root vegetable salad is one of my winter staples. In this particular one, the sweetness of grated parsnips and carrots is counterbalanced with a potent tapenade. In the darkest depth of winter, you sometimes need a little reminder that summer is only a few months away. Sharp lemon, piquant capers, fragrant parsley and [...]

Lemon drizzle cake

A lemon drizzle cake is a classic for good reason. The sharp lemon syrup which soaks into the top of the cake acts as a wonderful contrast to the buttery richness of the sponge beneath. This one has a particularly punchy lemon syrup and a little added texture from a topping of lemon zest and [...]

Lemon and Lime Curd

This fresh lemon and lime curd is the perfect antidote to a grey and damp day. It’s yellow hue and sharp tang from the zest and juice of lemons and limes conjures up a little bit of sunshine. Making curd is incredibly simple and homemade lemon and lime curd is lovely spread over a piece [...]

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