NYC Style Milk Chocolate and Hazelnut Cookies

NYC Style Milk Chocolate and Hazelnut Cookies

As someone who bakes for a (partial) living, it may surprise you that over the past few months, I’ve been baking less and less for fun. A couple of years ago I would often have a weekend baking project or two on the go, but with a busy work schedule, nights out and impromptu after… 

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Looking back at 2019

Victoria Pease 2019

This is the year that I turn 30. As the countdown to the New Year and new decade began in the pub Chris and I packed ourselves into at 11.30pm on December 31, I didn’t feel sad or upset at the number. I felt excited, like this coming year will begin a new chapter in… 

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Vegan Milk Bar Birthday Cake

Vegan Momofuku Milk Bar Birthday Cake

Before we had even stepped off the plane at JFK last year, I knew exactly where I wanted to have my first ice cream in New York. Weeks before, Netflix released the Christina Tosi episode of Chef’s Table, documenting her compost cookie making, crack pie baking rise to fame and in the process, becoming one… 

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Top Ten Posts and Recipes in 2017 by Victoria Sponge Pease Pudding

Top Ten Recipes and Posts in 2017

In less than 12 hours, 2017 will have come to an end and a new chapter will begin. I must admit to being mildly nervous at the thought of a sprawling new year, one with only a few plans and trips in place and the rest laid bare, a literal empty calendar. When I began… 

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Spiced Gin Gingerbread Stars and Snowflakes

Spiced Gin Gingerbread Stars and Snowflakes

Making gingerbread in the days leading towards Christmas was never a tradition in my family. We didn’t build houses dripping with sweets or stamp out the imprints of men and press sultana buttons into their chests. I more closely associate festive baking with trays upon trays of mince pies, many of which would make their… 

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Vegan Coconut and Cinnamon Rolls

Vegan Coconut and Cinnamon Rolls

As it happens, some of my friends aren’t big fans of birthday cake. While I’m sure the sentiment of a dark chocolate fudge cake would be appreciated, for some there is another sweet treat they prefer to be laden with candles on their big day. For Chris’ birthday I baked these fudgy smoked salt Nutella brownies which… 

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Spiced Apple Lattice Pie

Spiced Apple Lattice Pie

On Saturday morning I awoke in a tangle of bedsheets with frost clinging to the window frame. The flat was silent, my toes creeping along the wooden floors the only noise as I found some cosy slippers and flicked the kettle on to boil. Hands cradling a decaf coffee, I buried myself back under the covers… 

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