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Sticky Ginger Cake

Ice & Spice It’s been a chilly weekend here in Wales as the icy disposition of Winter dominates our mornings once again, transforming the landscape into a peaceful, glistening wonderland. Unfortunately this also signals the return of my most loathsome chore, de-icing the cars (ugh). Despite being someone who is affected by the cold more than any person …

Cranberry & Orange Muffins

Praiseful Combinations Cranberries, a winter berry that is traditionally synonymous with Christmas, however this crimson, tart little berry has so much more potential than simply accompanying turkey dinner but once a year. Cranberries have refreshingly sharp, acidic flavour that pairs well with a little bit of sweetness. It’s a flavour that I’m are very fond of, …

Autumn Apple Cake

The season? Autumn. It’s fruit? Apples. Autumn is definitely the time of year when apples truly come into their own. Apple crumbles as the brisk chill of the season sets in, apple bobbing at Halloween, sticky Toffee Apples with firework displays on Bonfire Night, apple chutneys lovingly preserved in preparation for christmas gifting. Without apples …

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. …

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

One Of The Greats Afternoon tea, cake sales, summer fetes, the local coffee shop, all of these places have at least one thing in common, alongside the wee fairy cakes & chunks of cheese & pineapple on sticks, you’re guaranteed to find some form of lemon drizzle or poppy seed cake on offer. No self-respecting …

Banana Bread

Lonely Bananas & Salted Butter As my poor KitchenAid sits proudly on the kitchen top, gleaming, begging to be used, & at least 3 Amazon deliveries of cookbooks have made their way to cookbook corner, their pages eagerly awaiting a dusting of flour & a splash of batter, alas I have not had the time …

Cardamom Cake

Birthdays, Spice & Bakeries It’s been a busy week of celebrations in this uncharacteristically grey July that I’m ashamed to say  my poor kitchen has been rather neglected. Having just returned from a break in London in celebration of my 21st 27th birthday & coincidentally a recent promotion at work, it’s been a week of …

Lemon Tart

Whilst summer may not have officially arrived yet here in the UK , the season is already in full swing in my kitchen, it’s  become overrun with lemons, berry jams & elderflower cordial (basically there’s more jam than usual!). I’m sure this happens to most of us at this time of year, something clicks in …

Chelsea Buns

Take me to any bakery, food market or cafe that sells baked goods & you could comfortably bet on me selecting the biggest, glistening bun on offer. My love of all things dough began at a very young age, I come from a household of bread lovers. Bread was always a staple, cheese on toast, …

Breakfast Muffins

Lazy Sundays Breakfast, arguably the best meal of the day. That glorious aroma of toast popping, eggs sizzling, croissants baking, all awakening the senses, instantly turning your thoughts to food. Breakfast foods are amongst some of my absolute favourites, regardless of time of day. Everything toasted, buttery & jewelled with jam. Small, sweet treats; muffins, …