These blueberry pancakes couldn’t be any simpler and are so delicious. Since being reminded of the recipe last weekend when entertaining guests, I can’t stop myself making them for breakfast or brunch, or a snack (we’ll put the latter down to pregnancy!).Read More
Soul food for my darling husband who can’t help having seconds and sometimes thirds. I always make enough for 4 in the hope that we can enjoy leftovers for lunch the next day. To that point, you will need a ‘massive’ wok, or just scale back on some of the veg/meat. The time consuming part of this recipe is the chopping, but once you have all of the ingredients in a bowl, cooking couldn’t be much simpler!Read More
Wow, this is by far the best dish that Jo has ever cooked for me. You can read into that either way, I think he did. It was the prefect comfort food for a couple who have been avoiding bread and pasta for January, but fancied a winter warmer. I have managed to stretch it to 2 suppers and 4 lunches, it was that good.Read More
Just in time for #StirUpSunday… (30th Nov this year)
It would be a lie to say that this recipe was crafted through years on testing and experience. In fact, like many of my recipes it is a combination of others I have found on the web and customised to suit my taste buds. Don’t forget to get started early on this one and enjoy a moist, boozy mouthful at Christmas.Read More
This recipe came about after a request to bake a colleague an ‘appley, cinnamony, moist cake’. Another colleague kindly provided some delicious apples and, a broken electric whisk and 3 hours later, I arrived at a fairly handsome cake.
The office were delighted and I even managed to persuade a confirmed ‘apple cake hater’ (yes they do exist) that he can’t rule out all apple cakes.Read More
This delicious winter warmer was born of a glut of pumpkin over the Halloween period. I could tell that the boyfriend was sceptical after I mentioned a ‘healthy pumpkin soup’ was on the menu. There was even a hint of surprise as he complimented me on just how delicious it was. Try it!Read More
I first tried this delicious cake at my good friend Lizzie’s wedding. The almond sponge is light and delicate and pairs perfectly with sweetened fresh cream and strawberries.
Summertime is the best time to make this when strawberries are at their sweetest. I couldn’t decide whether to make a strawberry or raspberry version for my brothers birthday in August, so opted for both., which none of the family complained about!
My summer showstopper!Read More
This cake was inspired by The Exploding Bakery in Exeter. I can’t recommend the place highly enough for a wonderful coffee and slice of tray bake scrumptiousness.
Having indulged in this a few times, and with a glut of apples, I attempted my own version. I can’t even feign modesty. The result was simply delicious and for my taste buds, better than the version I had been purchasing (although this may have more to do with portion control than anything else).
This was a huge hit at work and everyone wanted the recipe. I seem to remember a marriage proposal from one colleague!Read More
For some reason I always seem to make this cake at Easter time. Perhaps it’s the lemony freshness of spring that I’m craving. It’s also perfect to make for colleagues or big parties as a traybake can be cut into numerous slices. I like mine to be extra ‘drizzly’ so that the crumb just holds it own between plate and mouth.Read More