Spring Fling Cake

I’m posting something which is very out of the ordinary today. You might have noticed that I tend to post on a Monday and a Friday, and always post a tried and tested recipe, with a little back story and hopefully some nice photographs. Today, on the other hand, is a Sunday and instead of […]

Lemon Cupcakes with Lavender Butter Cream

Makes 12 I thought I’d try something a little different for these cupcakes and so I decided to  flavour them with lemon and lavender. They were quite fragrant and had a nice subtle lavender flavour which really complimented the strong fresh lemon flavour of the cupcakes. The cupcakes were easy to make as they used […]

Spiced Butternut and Carrot Soup with quick naan bread

Serves 2 It would appear that my posts about spring arriving were slightly premature. The weather seems to have taken a turn for the worst, with each day being more grey and miserable than the last. To bring a little colour and sunshine back into my week, I thought I’d cook this lightly spiced roasted butternut squash […]

Individual Apple Pies

Serves 4 This dessert uses gently spiced poached apples, coated in a short and crisp flaky pastry and results in a slightly more elegant and light take on the traditional comforting and filling apple pie. The fact that this pudding is made in stages means it’s great for making ahead of time, and cooling the apples in […]

Iced Easter Speculaas Biscuits

These shortbread like Easter biscuits are an adapted version of the Dutch Speculaas biscuits, which are heavily spiced, flavoured with candied peel and traditionally eaten at the beginning of December. To give a fresher, more spring like taste, I substituted the candied mixed peel with fresh lemon zest, but kept all of those lovely spices […]

Rosemary and sundried tomato bread

Makes one loaf or 8 mini loaves or rolls I’ve been baking bread for a few years. It took me a while to get the technique right as I seemed to get very heavy bread or bread with not enough flavour, but now I have the technique mastered, I like to experiment with extra flavourings. […]

Mother’s Day Cake with Fresh Lemon Curd

I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again – for me, you can’t beat the fresh taste and zestiness of a citrus flavoured dessert. After posting about my lemon cheesecake a couple of weeks ago and now this fresh lemon curd, you might think I’m getting slightly obsessed with lemons. I’m happy to say that this certainly isn’t a recent […]

My Grandma’s Apple Crumble

The recipe for this crumble is a modernised version of my grandma’s crumble recipe. Crumble is one of my absolute favourite puddings and it always brings back memories of Sunday lunches at my grandparents’ house. Grandma’s crumble became slightly infamous when she served it for the first meal my dad had at my grandparent’s house. Granny […]

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

Makes 12 These chocolate cupcakes are really easy to make. The sponge is surprisingly light and the chocolate butter cream has a lovely sheen and gives a delicious rich flavour. The cakes keep for around 4 days. Chocolate Cupcakes Ingredients 100g or 4 oz plain flour 20g or three quarters of an oz cocoa powder […]

Easy Peasy Flaky Pastry Palmiers

These palmiers are perfect as party nibbles. I’m trying to get ahead for a dinner party I’m hosting in a months time, so I’m freezing them so that they can be thawed and cooked on party day. The pastry is ridiculously easy and results in a delicious melt in the mouth, light and flaky pastry. […]

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