Wholemeal Hot Cross Buns

We all like big buns (no pun intended) but no more so than at Easter time. Whilst hot cross buns unashamedly make their appearance shortly after Christmas in most supermarkets, their origin lies entirely in the spring time when they are traditionally eaten on Good Friday to mark the end of Lent. This doesn’t stop …

Pastiera Napoletana

When we think of Easter here in the UK, we usually think of chocolate eggs, simnel cake & hot cross buns, but did you ever wonder what it means to those across the globe? I won’t run you through each one but, instead, let me take you to Italy & introduce you to Easter Pie, …

Wild Garlic Pesto

Spring has sprung & the bluebells are out… that can only mean one thing, it’s time to dust off your foraging hat & get outdoors. Granted that’s a little easier said than done this year due to Covid but nonetheless, we can each get out & about for short little foraging walk each day & …

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 …

Blood Orange Curd

When blood orange season comes around, I just can’t help myself, whenever I see them at the market I’ll pick some up. Regardless of how many already lay undisturbed in my fruit bowl, the excitement gets to me & I buy more, running away with my endless thoughts & wonderful ideas of the grand things …

Chocolate & Guinness Cake

Happy St Patrick’s Day!! Whilst I may not be Irish as a fellow Celt, I am here for any celebration that involves food, drink & merriment! Matt is half Irish so that’s my excuse! We we’re hoping to get away to visit Dublin & some of Matt’s family last year but, you know, Covid wasn’t …

Blood Orange & Almond Cake

When you combine the words ‘blood’ & ‘cake’ you’d be forgiven for rendering images of gory Halloween creations, however from January to early March the word ‘blood’ actually becomes rather appetising. Now, to my knowledge there are very select times in life where blood is willingly consumed, usually this comes as part of a fry …

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 …

Welsh Cakes

Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus! If you’re not from Wales or a Welsh speaker, Happy Saint David’s Day! Saint David’s Day is the feast day of the patron saint of Wales & it falls on March 1st, the date of Saint David’s death. The day is much celebrated throughout Wales (even though it’s not a national …

Breakfast Pancakes

Toast & marmalade aside, what do you have for breakfast when you’re feeling a little bit fancy? When it’s the weekend & you’ve got a little bit more time on your hands to make something special, it’s got to be pancakes! Thick ones, thin ones, rolled, stacked, drizzled or topped who doesn’t love a stack …