December 27, 2013
If you say to your guests "Would you like a glass of Mulled Cider?" they will invariably say "Yes, that would be lovely."
September 20, 2013
Not a pink 1970's rag doll but a rich, open-weave scone drenched with strawberries and cream.
September 3, 2013
The idea for this cake came to me as I woke up this morning. I leapt out of bed declaring that I wanted some sort of breakfast cake. Is that even a thing?
August 2, 2013
You know how this works by now: I tell you a meandering tale by way of recipe foreplay then insert a money shot to keep your interest. Today though…because my final images are being saved for the Autumn edition of Aga Living Magazine you will have to make do with one of my ‘practice tarts’ […]
June 29, 2013
Something different to our usual elderflower cordial and champagne that's a gnat's heavier on the alcohol.
March 11, 2013
These were destined to be apple and ginger, but they became caramel apple tarts and I can't see anyone complaining.
January 5, 2013
No bogey flavour ones (these are not Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans): These are my Every Flavour Puddings.
December 6, 2012
These are a nice alternative to a mince pie. They give you that 'chocolate orange vibe' without having to tap-it-and-unwrap-it.
October 29, 2012
I spent Friday at the Seasoned Cookery School on a 'Brilliant Bakes' course hosted by Brendan, finalist in 2012's Great British Bake Off. The day started off very well with a slab of Brendan's homemade granola slice and a cup of tea.
October 14, 2012
I know that all you want to do really is look at pictures of chocolate cheesecake. I aim to please.
September 15, 2012
I took one bowlful of Victoria Plums from our little tree and turned them into a tray bake that has allusions of being a cheesecake.
August 5, 2012
It's kind of marshmallow, doing an impression of a meringue, made into a fruity pavlova-style cake. You get me?
July 15, 2012
Nothing is easier than gin fizz. I tell a lie, drinking gin straight from the bottle is easier but I am told that it's frowned upon and I should really get a glass. Also, you've got to get your five a day from somewhere, so why not from cocktails?
June 23, 2012
Lil' honey glazed apricot tarts. You can eat these in one mouthful. That's one of your five-a-day right there.
May 18, 2012
Oh really...more oven baked pancakes? I know, I know, but this one is another winner. I promise. It's a good way to turn a crisp green apple into a decadent dessert for two or a greedy breakfast for one. What's not to like?