One Bowl Lemon and Poppy Seed Banana Loaf

One Bowl Lemon and Poppy Seed Banana Loaf

It’s a Sunday afternoon, the remains of breakfast plates scattered on the table and Marr rumbling in the background on the television. Eggs were scrambled with far too much butter and salty smoked bacon grilled to a crisp. My avocado was a little disappointing, a murky pond water green but I drowned it in lime… 

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Easter Nest Cake

Salted Caramel Chocolate Easter Nest Cake

I wasn’t supposed to have made this cake. At midnight, I lay on my bed furious with myself that yet another attempt to make genoise sponges had transformed into three dense pancakes that were both rock hard and doughy at the same time. I was baking for a charity bake sale, the first since we… 

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Milk Chocolate Chip Vanilla Scones

Milk Chocolate Chip Vanilla Scones

On Sunday afternoon, the sun streaming through the drapes and the flat eerily quiet, I started to bake. The new oven, quick to heat and quiet itself, was turned on and a bag of flour folded over with sellotape was prised open. I had elbow room to bake, nobody needing past to reach the kettle… 

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How to survive Rome during the summer holidays

How to survive sightseeing in Rome during the summer holidays

As soon as we booked our holiday to Rome, we faced tourist regret almost immediately after the inevitable onslaught of ‘helpful’ advice was thrown our way. It was mostly centered around us getting pickpocketed, then ripped off and finally burning to a crisp in the July heat. The former two, having spent last year ambling around… 

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Gluten Free Cherry Bakewell Cupcakes

Gluten Free Cherry Bakewell Cupcakes (and a video!)

If my hands, stained reddish purple from pitting cherries and streaked with Swiss meringue buttercream appear shaky, it is because I don’t own a tripod. As I picked up each one of these almond rice flour cupcakes and smeared vanilla cherry buttercream on top, I kept an ever watchful eye on my camera, perched precariously… 

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Rhubarb Cherry Ginger Crumble Pie

Rhubarb Cherry Ginger Crumble Pie

Baby don’t you cry Gonna make a pie Gonna make a pie with a heart in the middle Baby don’t be blue Gonna make for you Gonna make a pie with a heart in the middle. Gonna be a pie from heaven above Gonna be filled with strawberry love Baby don’t you cry Gonna make… 

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A SPANISH ADVENTURE IN FRIGILIANA, NERJA AND MALAGA

A Spanish Adventure in Frigiliana, Nerja and Malaga (and a video!)

There was this moment, sitting taller than I had ever felt on the back of my horse Nina that could only be described as complete happiness. We had gently trekked on dusty, stone covered roads with a sheer drop on one side for around an hour, horses testing my heart rate as they nibbled on… 

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