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Bara Brith

Saint David’s Day (or Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant) is just around the corner & other than rugby season, this is when our true Welsh patriotism is near enough unavoidable as we don our daffodils & leeks, singing songs of the green hills of our homeland. The other 364 days of the year we may moan …

Lemon & Nettle Cake

Normally, I’m not exactly the worlds biggest fan of weeds, particularly invasive ones that have the potential to give you a nasty sting like nettle. They are honestly my biggest bug bare at the allotment as they seem to grow much faster than any of my vegetables?! Well, today I get my revenge, as I …

Rye Bread

Ever wanter to enjoy the carby goodness of bread but without all of the faffing around of kneading, rising & proving? Well, rye bread may just the your answer, yes it takes a long while but hand-on time is all but 5 minutes which makes it so easy to make! Yes, it’s perfectly possible to …

Cherry & Soured Cream Cake

When the weather allows during the summer there’s nothing better than packing up a picnic or wrapping up a few slices of cake & a flask of tea to head outdoors. For such an adventure, this is where fancily decorated or layer cakes really won’t do, you need something a little more robust, something that …

Banana Bread

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 or energy to commit this …

Wild Garlic Loaf

Ever since I can remember, I have loved garlic bread (who doesn’t?!). Shamefully though in my youth, I refer to the mass produced, butter drenched, garlic baguettes of the supermarket. Ready-made garlic bread is often made with margarine, stuffed full of unpronounceable preservatives & throw in some chopped, flavourless parsley purely for aesthetics. Garlic is …

Fudgy Chocolate Loaf Cake

Sometimes you just need chocolate, smooth, rich, decadent chocolate. A little moment, some ‘me time’, a little indulgence. Like most, I’m sure, there have been more of those times than ever over the last year in lockdown. Whenever times are hard, stressful, worrying or just downright shite, we reach to the things that bring us …

Grapefruit Poppy Seed Cake

The third Monday of January is known as Blue Monday here in the UK, supposedly the saddest day of the year. Why? No, it’s not just because us Brits like a moan but it’s more a combination of things… bad (usually wet) weather, shorter & darker days, the aftermath of Christmas, long stretches between pay …

Nectarine & Pistachio Loaf

In season right now are nectarines. Yes, they’re basically peaches but without the fuzzy skin. In season from about May through to October, they’re at their best between July & August though. These pretty round, yellow-red stone fruits are actually a type of peach, however nectarines are smaller, firmer & whilst being slightly more acidic, …

Mincemeat Loaf

Do you ever find yourself with a tonne of leftovers in the limbo period between Christmas & New Years…? You’re living solely off of turkey sandwiches, Quality Street & ‘plates’ as we like to call them, basically an amalgamation of bits of cheese, leftover pieces of roast vegetables & Yorkshire puddings put together to to …