Courgette Cake

As the sun returns after many, chilly autumn like weeks in Wales, it appears we are due 2 days of summer. So after weeks of baking some very unseasonal bakes (there may have been gingerbread, it’s been cold out there), the sudden hit of vitamin D has me inspired once again. The windows are agape, …

Honeycomb

That Friday Feeling Toothache inducing sweets, the stuff of your childhood dreams. There comes a point in life where your tastes change, they evolve & become more adult. Finding an appreciation of the stronger flavours the world has to offer, coffee, liquorice, alcohol, all tastes acquired with age . Although you may have reached fully fledged adulthood, have begun making health …

Pear Jam

The Jam Shelf Jam. The sticky, fruity, sweet substance I fell in love with & would happily eat by the spoonful as little girl. I still, unashamedly enjoy a jam sandwich today, though I may have progressed from crustless slices of processed white bread to a ciabatta roll, it’s still simply bread, butter & that …

Banana Bread

Lonely Bananas & Salted Butter 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 …

Cardamom Cake

Birthdays, Spice & Bakeries It’s been a busy week of celebrations in this uncharacteristically grey July that I’m ashamed to say  my poor kitchen has been rather neglected. Having just returned from a break in London in celebration of my 21st 27th birthday & coincidentally a recent promotion at work, it’s been a week of …

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 …

Lemon Tart

Whilst summer may not have officially arrived yet here in the UK , the season is already in full swing in my kitchen, it’s  become overrun with lemons, berry jams & elderflower cordial (basically there’s more jam than usual!). I’m sure this happens to most of us at this time of year, something clicks in …

Chelsea Buns

Take me to any bakery, food market or cafe that sells baked goods & you could comfortably bet on me selecting the biggest, glistening bun on offer. My love of all things dough began at a very young age, I come from a household of bread lovers. Bread was always a staple, cheese on toast, …

Breakfast Muffins

Lazy Sundays Breakfast, arguably the best meal of the day. That glorious aroma of toast popping, eggs sizzling, croissants baking, all awakening the senses, instantly turning your thoughts to food. Breakfast foods are amongst some of my absolute favourites, regardless of time of day. Everything toasted, buttery & jewelled with jam. Small, sweet treats; muffins, …

Lemon Blondies

Being a baker, it’s probably safe to assume that I share a passion for all thing’s chocolate right? Whilst I find no challenge in demolishing a 200g bar of Galaxy or Fruit & Nut in one sitting (proud of that one), I’ve never really had the same love for chocolate in any other form that …