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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Smokey Chilli and Lemon Rice with Lemon zest yogurt

Serves 1 I think the best recipes come out of slight accidents in the kitchen and come from spur of the moment ideas. The sun was shining and the bowl of lemons in my kitchen looked too lovely to resist so I had to immediately incorporate them into my lunch. I felt like having something […]

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 […]

Lemon Cheesecake

Serves 6 to 8 Lemon cheesecake has become my trademark pudding. I’ve never been keen on overly rich or overly sweet puddings so I love the sharp fresh flavours of a fruit cheesecake, particularly one flavoured with citrus. This lemon cheesecake can be made in advance and seems to have universal appeal but if you like, you […]

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