Homemade Colin the Caterpillar Cake

Homemade Colin the Caterpillar Cake

Birthday cakes are rather personal things aren’t they? When I was younger, my cake of choice would always be a Victoria Sponge sandwiched with strawberry jam (no buttercream thank you) and covered in fondant in various designs. There was a miniature sofa carved from cake with a new Barbie lounging on top, a sleepover-themed square with… 

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Bourbon Chocolate Honeycomb Biscuit Cake

Bourbon Chocolate Honeycomb Biscuit Cake

When I moved into my first proper flat, I had finally accumulated enough baking and cookery books that I could arrange them by colour. A rainbow of spines spread across the top of my chest of drawers, a mini library I could pick and choose from to expand my dinner horizons, try new techniques and… 

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Roasted Strawberry, Pistachio and Rose Celebration Cake

Roasted Strawberry, Pistachio and Rose Celebration Cake

Could you say that the strawberry is the food of celebration? Closely behind the drink of celebration – Champagne, of course – but there is something smile inducing about a bowl of fat red strawbs, freshly washed and ready to be drizzled with cream, smashed and whipped with meringues or even popped in that flute… 

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Roasted Strawberry and Black Pepper Vegan Ice Cream

Roasted Strawberry and Black Pepper Vegan Ice Cream

In a few months, I will turn 25 and apart from the occasional glance at quarter-life-crisis listicles that somehow reappear at the top of Buzzfeed curiously late at night when I should be sleeping and wondering where everything is headed, I feel pretty secure where I am. I have a good job, I have lovely… 

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Salted Almond Brownies (gluten free)

Salted Almond Brownies (Gluten Free)

  When I was a teenager, Saturday night dinners followed a fairly similar path. Eating as a family would normally result in steak, thickly cut rooster potatoes roasted in the oven with chilli flakes and rocket dressed with parmesan, olive oil and balsamic. If it was just my sister and I, we would raid the… 

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Homemade Orange and Cardamom Jaffa Cakes

Homemade Orange and Cardamom Jaffa Cakes

Sometimes recipe developing really frustrates me. Desperate to create something in my kitchen, only for the method, ingredients or baking time to require more work.  Of course, posting recipes that actually work as opposed to something thrown together are favourable especially for the reader and those of you who make my recipes, but it can… 

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Carmelised Red Onion Hummus

Caramelised Red Onion Hummus

Anyone who knows me shamefully well can attest that I can quite happily destroy a large, family sized, made-for-sharing-not-for-one bag of kettle chips in one sitting. It is a dreadful habit, but I only realise I’m at the point of no return when I briefly turn away from my current re-run of Gossip Girl to assess… 

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