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…

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…

Hog Roast Sausage Plait

This recipe can be adapted to make simple sausage rolls for everyday eating or to create a show-stopper centrepiece for any dinner table. I came up with the idea after cooking a Sunday slow roast pork shoulder, I wanted to use the leftovers to make something truly exciting. If you are making your own pastry you…

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…

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…