Barmbrack

Halloween traditions, we’ve all got some, even if it’s just to turn all of the light off & pretend to not be home for the night (I’m looking at you mam)! I love learning all of the different quirks & traditions that each of us have for the various celebrations throughout the year. I think …

Cinnamon Buns

Sweet, pillowy soft bread & a buttery cinnamon filling… words cannot express just how much I love a good cinnamon bun! Let me loose inside any bakery or cafe & the one item that will forever catch my eye are the buns (I almost have bun radar)! Loved the world over, who doesn’t like a …

Chai Spice Cake

Nothing excites me more at this time of year than the first return into the pantry, or more importantly, the spice rack! All of my favourite sweet spices are back in my life again & it’s now totally acceptable for everything to taste of cinnamon (also for cosy socks to permanently be worn). In my …

No Bake Fig, Honey & Walnut Tarts

Each year it’s difficult to let the summer go but with the autumn bringing me such tempting delights as apples, grapes & figs, I can almost forgive it for abandoning me (almost). Each gorgeous fruit has it’s own appeal but none quite compare to the dusky-skinned, luscious fig. Thought to be one of the oldest …

Grape Focaccia

It’s grape season in the garden & whilst I do love those dark purple bunches, each September I end up scratching my head as to what to actually do with them. Over the years they’ve usually found their way into chutney or thrown into the jam pan along with all of the other odd bits …

Elderberry Syrup

As the days become fresher & the sun sits a little lower in the sky, it’s the perfect time of year to get outdoors! Long walks here in the country are never more enjoyable than in the early Autumn light, as the colour & life is just beginning to fade from the trees, it can …

Autumn Chutney

Odds & sods, that’s what my kitchen is currently full of. To be more specific, I’ve got a lot of odd fruits & veggies from the garden as thing’s begin to wind down for the Autumn & new thing’s begin to take on life. A glut of autumnal apples, the last of the ripening tomatoes, …