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Baking

Blackberry & Almond Cake


This cake is a homage to my all time favourite summer berry. Blackberries are little jewels of goodness. Bursting with flavour, sweet yet tart and rich in colour. Paired with almonds they make a great combo. If you can’t find…

Blueberry Tart

The stores are bursting with blueberries, so grab an abundance and make this gorgeous tart. The pastry is speckled with fresh vanilla seeds and lined with dark chocolate for a sneaky surprise and the filling is a luxurious mascarpone spiked…

Chicken, Leek & Tarragon Tart

Leftover roast chicken was the inspiration for this tasty tart. With the addition of some leeks, mustard, tarragon, cream, eggs and cheese it was on the table and gone in no time. I’ve made the pastry myself, but you can…

Chocolate Banana Bread

I’ve been road testing this delicious sweet treat on my tribe for years and it’s a thing of beauty. The smell of it baking sends them into a frenzy and with good reason. It is the perfect lunchbox snack, or…

Chocolate Muffins to Die For

There a few things more satisfying in life than the wafting aroma of freshly baked muffins. These bad boys are packed full of dark chocolate and not to sweet which allows the cocoa flavours to really shine. If you can…

Chocolate Whiskey Cake

I’m a sucker for a good cake and this one combines two of my favourite things, Chocolate and Whiskey. Now be warned, it’s not something you want too much of, so make sure you share it with a crowd of…

Double Chocolate Cookies

Milk and cookies. It’s one of those magical relationships that just works. These chocolate beauties are crunchy on the outside, with a soft centre and studded with chunks of semi soft milk chocolate. A chocolaty bakers delight.

Homemade Pizza Dough

There is nothing like homemade pizza dough. Here is a simple recipe that I use all the time at home. Plus any spare dough is easily frozen ready for another day

Lemon Tart

Zesty, silky, lemony tart. It tastes how I imagine sunshine tastes. Sublime If you’re a fan of all things lemony then this tart needs to be on your hit list. A quick base made using digestive biscuits and only three…

Orange & Lemon Cake

This cake is a fruity beauty. Instead of butter, I’ve used rapeseed oil to moisten it, which makes it an absolute delight. It’s fragrant, light and perfect for when you want something different for dessert.

Orange Scented Madeleines

These little French beauties are so simple to make and just cry out for a good cup of coffee. Whip the batter up the night before, then come morning time you just fill the moulds and you’re only moments away from madeleine…

Pear & Almond Cake

Pear and almonds are such a classic combo. This cake is studded with soft juicy pears and is a perfect make ahead dessert. Now, if you’re anything like me you’ll want to smother it in Lewis Road Creamery custard because pears and…

Pear & Ginger Cake with Brandy Cream

This cake is the perfect post dinner fireside treat for those cold winter nights. Packed with the familiar warm comforting flavours of ginger and cinnamon, sweet and juicy pears throughout the cake make for succulent surprises, with a naughty little…

Rum Salted Caramel

Whom ever created salted caramel obviously forget to add the rum. So I’ve taken the liberty of doing so, and you’re welcome.

Salted Caramel

Homemade salted caramel is a thing of beauty. Perfect for drizzling over your favourite ice-cream or use it to make my gorgeous chocolate mousse tart

Savoury Scones

I’m a sucker for a warm scone, especially a savoury one. These are packed with smoky bacon, Cheddar cheese and loads of vibrant parsley and chives. Make sure you eat them while they’re warm and with lashings of butter, because…

Summer Cherry Tomato Tart

As far as tarts go, this one is up there in taste, flavour and looks. It’s packed with cherry tomatoes bursting with the flavours of summer, sweetened with sautéed red onions and delicate soft cheese and all nestled in beautiful…

Vanilla & Whiskey Crème Brûlées

Crème brûlée is about as French as desserts get. My version is lusciously soft and silky with a hint of whiskey and the classic crunchy burnt sugar topping. These are the perfect make-ahead dish that you can bring out, dust…