Salted Caramel Popcorn and Dark Chocolate Cookies

SALTED CARMEL POPCORN AND DARK CHOCOLATE COOKIES

When it comes to Christmas, there are the obvious all-round flavours we think of – clovey mulled wine with rolled up cinnamon sticks like fat cigars, clementines pierced with a thumbnail spraying citrus across your fingers, fiery brandy turned petrol blue to pour over the pudding and thick, unctuous port decanted into tiny glasses. Then… 

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Cranberry and Clementine Sour Cream Scones

Cranberry and Clementine Sour Cream Scones

Nothing frustrates me more as a baker than sitting exasperated on the kitchen floor, unable to fathom why the sugar creation slowly collapsing on the countertop has failed me. It annoys me when I do something wrong, then problem solve and learn what to do next time but it completely, cupboard-slamming, dramatically-falling-on-the-floor and all-out-screaming-into-a-tea-towel pisses… 

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Maple and Candied Walnut Chocolate Celebration Cake

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I love how autumn becomes a season of celebration. The first russet leaves fluttering from the trees to signify the start of September, melting into costume preparations and carving pumpkins in October for Halloween. The chill in the air descends like a thick blanket once November hits, all scarves, gloves and sparklers watching fireworks light… 

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Lavender and Lemon Meringue Pie

Lavender and Lemon Meringue Pie

I think everyone, no matter their ability in the kitchen, has their own signature recipe. Something that, when baked, cooked or thrown together in a bowl and served on the table, is like the embodiment of themselves. It does not need to be complicated or even any good, but somewhere in between a bowl of… 

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Vegan Pumpkin Pie Loaf with Bourbon Glaze

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Loaf with Bourbon Glaze

I live on a rather peaceful, quiet street. The kind where, as the days are become shorter, the evenings are drawn out and silent, punctuated with a hollow whistle of the wind against the window pane and the dark night illuminated in that dusky amber glow of the street lamps. Oh these autumn months, wrapping… 

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Pistachio and Lemon Layer Cake (Gluten Free)

Pistachio and Lemon Layer Cake (Gluten Free)

When I started this blog nearly three years ago, I had no idea how much I would learn following that first moment I pressed  publish. What started out as quick snaps of dinners and scones quickly grew into brainstorming ideas for flavour combinations, researching techniques like chocolate shards and spun sugar and gradually building up… 

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Caramelised Almond, Apricot and Pistachio Granola

Caramelised Almond, Apricot and Pistachio Granola

First things first, there are two things to note about my radio silence– I didn’t get blogger burnout and I didn’t fall off a cliff. Instead, I’ve spent the last month exploring Barcelona in search of the perfect croquettes, fallen in love all over again for real traditional piri piri in Portugal and danced away the… 

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