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Gingerbread Biscuits

Gingerbread is synonymous with the festive season & whilst the term ‘gingerbread’ is given to a broad range of sweets, I think most of us picture a crunchy, spiced biscuit. We’ve been making gingerbread biscuits since the 15h century here in Europe, primarily made using spices, ginger & treacle. Whilst early gingerbread was made as …

Gingerbread Loaf

Gingerbread, a word that is music to my ears & is sure to grab my full attention. The festive scent, the dense squidgy texture, the perfectly balanced spices, what’s not to love? Lebkuchen, biscuits, parkin, pepperkaker, elaborately iced houses there are endless variations of this spiced treat from all corners of the world. The term …

Christmas Pudding

Everyone stir your pudding from east to west & make a Christmas wish (I think we’re all pretty much wishing for the same thing this year!). It’s the time of year for traditions & puddings, as we all know, I’m a big fan of both! There’s nothing more classic or steeped in history & tradition …

Cinnamon Yogurt Cake

As soon as the weather get’s cold outside, that’s it, you’ll find me living my best spiced life in the pantry. From breakfast to drinks, dinner to dessert, if it isn’t filled with the warming aroma of cinnamon, mixed spice or ginger, I don’t want to know. Spices are winters answer to the fresh food …

Spiced Pear Cake

We’re definitely entering into the ‘everything spiced’ time of year & I’m not complaining! I love the pantry & all of it’s dried fruits & spices. For me, apart from Christmas, adding cinnamon to just about everything is the only good thing about the colder months. But we’re not quite there yet, we’ve still got …

Parkin

There’s a chill in the air, anything & everything woollen have been dug out of the deepest realms of the wardrobe & the countdown to that festive season truly begins (every inch of me is glowing with excitement). Week upon week my garden is slowly beginning to resemble a winter wonderland as the frost makes …

Soul Cakes

November is a month that seems to sneek up on us, unannounced, bringing it’s gloomy short days along with it. Aside from January, November has to be my least favourite month of the year, historically it’s always been a month where things tend to go wrong, throw in the clocks going back, making the night …

Black Cocoa Cake

Seeing as Halloween is upon us, let’s go dark… but with chocolate! Let’s face it, what colour is most synonymous with all things spooky & Halloween? Black of course! That’s why this year I wanted to make an entirely black, spooky themed cake but without heavily relying on food colouring. I’ve been enjoying baking a …

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

It’s that time of year where we get to have a little fun in the kitchen as things start to get a little spooky. With Halloween just around the corner, I just can’t help myself, every year I like to come up with at least one new Halloween inspired recipe (check out the collection from …

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Autumn, a welcome season (once you’ve come to terms with summer truly coming to an end that is). I adore the in between seasons , as I like to call them, spring & autumn, these are the times of year that evoke excitement of things to come. Moody skies & early evenings definitely call for …