Iced Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Its Guy Fawkes night! Time to make an edible fireworks display. This recipe is also a great opportunity to practice my piping skills in time for Christmas! Although up close some of my piping is quite messy, I had so much fun and am really proud of the overall finished display. Use this method to make…

Smoky Green Soup

It happens to us all, we returned from weekend break and realised all our veg was almost on the turn! There was quite a lot and throwing it all away seemed wasteful, instead i picked up a few extras from the supermarket and turn it all into a wonderful, fresh soup. For this recipe it…

Wonderfully Spicy Carrot and Walnut Cake

My new oven was delivered this week which means i can finally see how my bakes are getting on in there! My first bake was down to a family visit, i whipped up this delicious carrot and walnut cake in under 3 hours.  Follow this very simple recipe for a perfectly balanced, wonderfully moist cake….

Coconut muffins – Sugar & Butter free 

This recipe is super easy and really fast to make. The idea was to produce a sugar free option that didn’t lack flavour and I think these are it! I would describe their consistency as a fluffy scone – Post baking is the time to add your own toppings if you are after a sugary…

Pear, Blackberry and Coconut sponge cake

This recipe was developed to use the remaining pears from our garden and the freshly frozen berries picked this season to make the ultimate winter sponge pudding. It is a true hug in a bowl, served warm with cream or vanilla bean custard. With this recipe i welcome winter with open arms! Ingredients: 7-8 small…

Christmas Cake – 2017

Below is a guide to making and decorating a Christmas cake. You will need to bake the cake a minimum of 2 months before Christmas in order for the fruits to soak up the alcohol and to allow the flavours to develop.  For the cake: Before you get stuck into it, this recipe ideally requires…

Sultana Muffins – The perfect snack for work

With so many left over sultanas from my Christmas cake I couldn’t resist whipping up some fluffy sultana muffins. Thankfully they’ve been an excellent desk snack helped fight the 3pm cravings! This recipe uses 100% pumpkin seed oil which adds a deliciously deep nutty flavour. -INGREDIENTS: 1. 250g self-raising flower 2. 1 tsp baking powder…

My Best Beetroot Brownies

Summer is here and the beets growing in the garden are finally at their best! Using beetroot guarantees a moist sponge, stunning colour and earthy depth of flavour. Perfectly balanced with dark chocolate and coffee be prepared for your kitchen to smell irresistible. A word of warning, the beets natural purple colouring gets everywhere! Ingredients:…

5 Layer Chocolate Mousse Cognac Cake

Easter is upon us so here is my delicious recipe for a five layer (yes five layer!) chocolate mousse cake. Easy to make in advance this recipe includes rich chocolate, smooth mousse and a warm hum of cognac for layer after layer of pure decadence. Once the three main elements are made it is simply…

Thailand 

On March 25th 2015 i packed my backpack and left home with a one way ticket to Bangkok. I had an itinerary that included the following countries: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia. Little did i know how much i would learn, how many people i would meet and how many phenomenal dishes i would…

Goddards – Greenwich 

Last Sunday we had the perfect weather for a cold winter stroll to Greenwich. Upon arrival we decided to pop to Goddards. A family run business that serve London’s most traditional meal of pie mash and liquor. This meal can be traced back through the 1800’s and is an important part of London’s food history….