Classic Lemon Drizzle loaf

This fail safe, amazing recipe comes courtesy of Woman's Hour and is a well loved and often requested bake amongst friends, family and colleagues and is simply one of my absolute favourites. Ingredients For the cake or loaf: 2 large eggs 175g Caster sugar 150g Stork or butter 2 Lemons, zested 175g Self-raising flour 125ml... Continue Reading →

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Best. Ever. Brownies.

It's the name of the recipe courtesy of Orlando Murrin (found on BBC Good Food) and it's the absolute truth. I had tried a few other unsuccessful brownie recipes before I came across this one and this was like a ray of sunshine in a dull grey world of awful brownie recipes.  If you know your... Continue Reading →

Boxing day Chocoholic Cake

Boxing day in my family is a day we all go for a nice pub lunch and then it's back to my Nan's house for board games (though mostly Pointless the last two years as we're all completely obsessed with it), prosecco and cake! Last year I made two or three different cakes but had... Continue Reading →

80th birthday Lemon Piñata cake with Meringue Kisses

My lovely Nanna turned eighty this December and in my mind the best way to celebrate anything is always CAKE.  Therefore I asked her in advance what flavour she might have in mind, expecting her usual response: Vanilla.  However, true to form my Nan decided not to stick with tradition and give me an answer... Continue Reading →

Red Velvet Cheesecake

I love Christmas Eve.  I love hiding in the flat out of the wind and the rain with my apron on and a spatula in hand.  Because on Christmas Eve I bake cakes!  Something I love doing but don't have as much time to do so as I'd like.  This festive season I decided to only... Continue Reading →

Salted caramel chocolate brownies

I love baking and take any opportunity to try a new recipe.  This week I tried out this one for one of my lovely colleagues at work Kerry as it was her birthday!  I have made brownies loads of times but I've never made them with this particular recipe but was very happy with the... Continue Reading →

Broccoli and coconut soup

So I was making a roast dinner this afternoon and had the broccoli storks left over, I remember I chef (whom I cannot recall) saying that you shouldn't throw them away you should make soup out of them, so I thought, why not give it a whirl? Now, I did first want to do a... Continue Reading →

Quick Sunday Brunch

I have been trying to replace the huge amount of carbs I usually consume with some lovely protein and healthy fats, so my new favourite Sunday brunch has become avocado on wholewheat, rye or sour dough toast.  This weekend I served it with 2 rashers of bacon and a poached egg. Ingredients 1 Slice wholewheat bread... Continue Reading →

Davina’s sugar free Pancakes

I am a HUGE Davina McCall fan and have bought her sugar free cookbook, whilst I am not loving the idea of replacing sugar with just as calorific alternatives like honey, I am keen to try filling myself up with full fat creme fraiche as in this recipe, simply because it works. I do occasionally... Continue Reading →

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