Red Velvet Cake

A controversial topic amongst many (or at least some), do vegetables really have a place in cakes? The answer of course is YES! They most certainly do. It’s no small secret that I am a keen follower in the practice of adding vegetables to cakes. Many varieties of sweet potato cake, pumpkin muffins & parsnip …

Gooseberry & Elderflower Fool

Thing’s are finally hotting up for the summer leading me to create many more cooling, no-bake desserts for the season. This week, I finally found several punnets of the illusive gooseberries. They can be a little tricky to find for sale as the poor gooseberries have undoubtedly gone out of favour here in the UK. …

Chocolate Brownies

If you’re after an indulgent chocolate hit, as far as baked goods go, there’s nothing chocolatier than a batch of chocolate brownies (unless you eat pure chocolate from the store cupboard anyway). An American invention & widely popular almost everywhere these days, it’s unclear where the origins of these chocolatey squares lay. There are many …

Elderflower Gin

Before all of the elderflowers begin to brown & wither away for the season, there’s one last thing to make that is a must to see me through the summer, elderflower gin. Let’s face it, when the sun’s out & the weather’s warm, there’s nothing quite as refreshing as good stiff drink to cool down …

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 …

Strawberry Tart

It’s July, the weather’s naturally gone a bit grim & there’s nothing but tennis on the telly, our saving grace right now are the bountiful strawberries. It’s been a bumper year for them in the garden this year & they’re available to buy quite cheaply right too. Seeing at it’s Wimbledon season, even if you …

Apricot Jam

Summer is just around the corner & is slowly creeping its way into the UK, any trip to the market will confirm a shift into the season as suddenly there is so much more colour & freshness on offer (a very happy sight). One of the thing’s that signal the beginning of summer for me …

Elderflower Ice Cream

Is there a single dessert that says summer, more than a frozen one? When summer does show up (it’s got a bad habit of disappearing for weeks on end here), it’s glorious, filled with sunshine, colour & quite often warmth. Whilst it’s no small secret that I love a good cake, when the weather is …

Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry season is finally here & the trees are bejewelled with these deliciously sweet stoned fruits. Aside from jam, one of my favourite thing’s to make with cherries is clafoutis. Pronounced as clah-foo-tee , this is a classic French dessert which is ridiculously easy to make (it’s easier to make than pronounce, my one week …

Lemon & Elderflower Cake

It’s not often that I get to post a celebratory recipe here but today I’m doing just that. What am I celebrating? The Marmalade Teapot! This tiny corner of the internet that I call mine. Today marks not only the blogs 6th year anniversary but this post also marks my 200th recipe! If you’d have …