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Caraway Shortbread

“Pop the kettle on” , a sentence I’m sure has been said much more widely & frequently since lockdown began, at least it has in this house! Our tea consumption is off the chart (I genuinely think that my body has slowly become immune to caffeine over the years!) & tea biscuits have become somewhat of …

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Who doesn’t love a bit of retro? Depending on the decade in which you were born in though, retro could be anything from shoulder pads & Rubik’s cubes to popper trousers & Tamagotchi’s (probably giving away my own era there). Fashions of the past aside, retro is a term that we also apply to food. …

Lemon Curd

It appears (or at least it feels as though) that summer may have come to an early demise here in the UK, there’s a chill in the air, the nights are drawing in & all signs already point to autumn. I’m not content to let go just yet though. If there’s one thing that’s guaranteed …

Fruit Scones

Afternoon tea is a British constitution, it’s as much a part of our fabric & culture as baked beans & the Queen. Dainty little finger sandwiches (of which cucumber is clearly the best), scones with jam & proper clotted cream all followed up by the pièce de résistance, slabs of beautiful cakes & delicate pastries, all …

Earl Grey Scones

The Perfect Partnership It’s that time of year again where television becomes all that more appealing to me, of course it’s the return of The Great British Bake Off. Every year I get instructed by friends & colleagues to apply but alas, another year has passed & my pastry skills still aren’t up to scratch. …