Candied Orange Cake

Heres a beautiful recipe for a candied orange and almond cake! For the Orange topping: 2 whole large oranges 60g caster sugar 110ml cold water 50g butter For the sponge: 260g self raising flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 200g almonds 230ml milk 1 lemon 115g butter 200g sugar 3 free range eggs…

Chocolate Macarons

This recipe is all about the technique. Get your folding right and tap all the air out of your piped mixture and you should be ok! I like to make macarons when i have time on my hands and am in the mood for a baking challenge, they are hard work but very rewarding. My…

Decadent Chocolate Brownie Traybake

I developed this recipe for my 2017 Christmas Cake I wanted to make fondant presents with a brownie centre however I struggled to find a recipe. It needed to be solid enough to hold fondant in place and not dry out too quickly. Be sure to use a good quality dark chocolate and the best quality…

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…

New Years Eve @HandMadeFood

Hand Made Food is our go-to cafe on the weekends. A community traiteur situated in the heart of Blackheath Village, South London. Their ethos is make it local, free range, seasonal and of course delicious. I have to say, they never miss the brief. It’s not just their menus that are innovative, it’s the fact…