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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Caramelised Red Onion Hummus

Carmelised 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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Quick Brown Butter Cinnamon Rolls with Pecans and Chocolate Chips

Quick Brown Butter Cinnamon Rolls with Pecans and Chocolate Chips

There is comfort in simplicity. Hot coffee on a frost dusted morning. Pajamas toasting on the radiator to jump into before bed. Brown toast and peanut butter. All simple, yet so satisfyingly comforting, the smallest things can be far better than fancy coffee, silk pajamas or bulging brunch tables at times. It’s the same for… 

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Plum and Hazelnut Cake (Gluten Free) // VSPP

Plum and Hazelnut Cake (Gluten Free)

Why is it that baking feels like a process of pure alchemy at times? I often wonder, stood in my kitchen on a Saturday morning, cubing butter to ensure it softens quicker and surveying the counter full of ingredients  how all of it could possibly become the finished article. It feels ever more apparent when… 

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Homemade Apple Pie Nakd Bars (Vegan + Gluten Free)

Homemade Apple Pie Nakd Bars (Vegan + Gluten Free)

New Year’s resolutions are funny old things aren’t they? I suppose it’s a way of getting over the heartbreak of packing away the Christmas decorations and saying goodbye to everything gingerbread flavoured, sealed in a promise that this year will be the one you’ll remember the most. I think the reason resolutions get such a… 

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A Year in Review – Highlights, Memories and Tasty Things from 2014

Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! It genuinely seems like no time and yet all the time in the world since I wrote my last post summing up Victoria Sponge Pease Pudding in 2013. It’s been an amazing year, one of my favourites, full of some real happy memories, excellent trips and holidays and of course… 

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Christmas Granola

Christmas Granola

I don’t know about you, but I have found it incredibly difficult to get into the Christmas spirit this year. I’m going with the fact I broke my own little tradition and didn’t watch The Muppet Christmas Carol and write my Christmas cards on December 1 like I normally do as my excuse. And since… 

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