Individual German Apple Cakes

After visiting my Grandma and spending the afternoon gathering cooking apples from her ancient apple tree, I was inspired to bake my Aunt’s moist seven inch apple cake. I thought I would adapt the recipe, which came from my mum’s slightly splattered hand written recipe book, and make individual versions. The little cakes turned out to be surprisingly […]

Finnish Sweet Potato Karelian Pastries

I am somewhat obsessed with all things Scandinavian. I seem to always fall back upon three wonderful blogs; Anne’s food, who’s lovely author Anne is a mother of two living in Stockholm and cooking modern European food with a few ‘traditional-ish Swedish’ favourites, Cloudberry Quark, who’s fantastic Carrot Karelian pastries led to this particular post and Scandi Foodie, an absolutely stunning […]

Chelsea Buns

As a family, we used to go on holiday every summer to stay with some friends who lived in North Devon. The tiny village where they lived in the stunning but slightly desolate Dartmoor national park consisted of a few houses and a high street with a post office and a traditional bakery.  I used to […]

Golden Banana Bread

My first cook book was a children’s ‘around the world cookbook’ that I inherited from my older brother, when I was about six. I can remember flicking through it, looking at the cartoon illustrations and being allowed to pick out what me and my mom would bake together. Banana bread featured on the Caribbean double […]

Billionaire’s Shortbread

Makes 25 squares The shortbread for this recipe comes from my mum’s hand written recipe book, where she has only listed the ingredients and a gas oven temperature. The recipe goes back three generations to my Grandma and, for as long as I can remember, my mom and I have spent Christmas eve baking it. […]

Carrot Cupcakes

  I feel like the baking world is slightly saturated with cupcakes at the minute, but I suddenly came up with the idea for these cupcakes and felt that I had to try them out. After learning about making edible sugar vegetables at my sugar craft class, I wanted to try making some little carrots […]

Cheese Savouries

Makes 28 These biscuits are wonderfully crisp, with a slight chewiness given by the pieces of parmesan and sharp chedder running through the dough. These are great as they are but you can also add any additional flavours you fancy. Something with a gentle, smokey heat like garlic or parika works well, or something savoury […]

Perfect Meringues and Eton Mess

Eton Mess is a really classic British dessert, which with the traditional combination of softly whipped cream, fragments of crisp and light meringue and soft fruit at it’s absolute peak, giving a wonderfully summery feel. I’ve included a really simple recipe for meringues which are pretty much guaranteed to give you a wonderful light and […]

Orange and Cardamom Runout Biscuits

These orange and cardamom biscuits are similar to classic gingerbread and are perfect for icing onto as they retain their shape and don’t spread too much when baked. The combination of cardamom and orange in these works really well. The cardamom gives a subtle warm heat and compliments the freshness of the orange zest, and […]

Coconut and Ginger Flapjacks

Makes 16 After the success of my lemon and lavender cupcakes, and in the interest of continuing to try new things, I thought I would have a little experiment with these coconut and ginger flapjacks. I am a huge fan flapjacks and I love pretty much anything containing ginger, but I’ve never been too nuts […]

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