Oat and Walnut Banoffee Cake

This banoffee cake is a wholesome banana loaf, flavoured with honey and yogurt, covered with a rich toffee sauce. I love how much texture there is in this cake, with the oats, chunks of walnut and roughly pureed ripe banana. The gentle spicing of the nutmeg in the banana loaf and subtle hint of rum […]

Bramley Apple Curd

My grandma has a huge apple tree in her garden which produces a copious amount of gnarled but delicious cooking apples. Every time we visit her, she seems to produce another bag of apples and I really enjoy coming up with new ways of using them. My mum is a massive fan of lemon curd so […]

Clementine and Almond Cake

This citrus scented, mildly spiced and light clementine and almond cake seems like the perfect antidote to the overindulgence of the festive period, whilst still providing all those delightful Christmas flavours. Toasted almonds give the cake a wonderful depth, as well as giving the cake a lovely moistness, whilst the blitzed little oranges and orange drizzle give […]

Almond cake with rhubarb

As spring comes to a close, a slice of almond cake with a little poached rhubarb seems like the perfect way to celebrate the end of the rhubarb session. I made this almond cake almost a month ago and served it alongside forced rhubarb, which cooked down to a beautiful jewel pink. It would work […]

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 […]

Peanut Butter Fudge

Inspired by a beautiful post from Make, Do and Spend, I felt compelled to write a letter to someone. The ease and instantaneousness of email and text messaging make the letter seem slow and unreliable, but there is nothing like returning home to an unexpected envelope scrawled with hand writing you immediately recognise. Letters are […]

Brown sugar and walnut loaf

The recent cold snap I wrote about last week became a week of heavy snow. For some reason, people in the UK are caught out every time it snows, despite the fact that it’s a pretty guaranteed annual event. On the first day of this most recent snowy period, the public transport system ground to a halt, […]

Pear, walnut and stem ginger crumble

After such a virtuous first post of 2013, my second of the year is a comforting crumble, which is a leap back to the indulgence of the festive season, brought about by this Drunken Plum Frangipane Tart, which was thelittleloaf’s shamelessly decadent start to the year. I’ve been desperate to make a crumble for weeks […]

Individual Dark Ale Christmas cakes

The nights are drawing in, the miserable weather feels like it can only be braved when fueled on mulled wine and December is only a week away. It’s definitely starting to feel a lot like Christmas. It’s also definitely starting to feel like Big Hungry Gnomes has been very neglected due to a lot of changes which […]

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