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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 …

Citrus Poppy Seed Cake

Why choose just one citrus fruit when you can have them all? Really making the most of citrus season right now & despite the odd hint that spring may be on it’s way, it’s still very much dark & cold outside so I’m still craving some vitamin C. Granted, when it comes in cake form …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …