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…

Vietnam

Vietnam Ho Chi Minh->Nha Trang–>Dalat–>Hoi An->Hanoi–>Halong Bay->Hanoi–>Sapa– Ho Chi Minh Ho Chi Minh- also known as Saigon is one of the most incredible cities I have ever been too. From the minute I arrived I was completely taken aback by the culture and day to day lives of the people. The city will tantalise all your senses,…

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…

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….

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…

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….