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… 

Read More »

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… 

Read More »

Fluffy Funfetti Pancake Stack

Fluffy Funfetti Pancake Stack

When I was a child, pancake day was all about the sprinkles. My mam would usually make them for pudding, a plate of gently steaming pancakes, a tub of vanilla ice cream, Treat! strawberry syrup and whatever sprinkles the baking cupboard yielded set in the middle of the table. My sister would usually choose Nutella to… 

Read More »

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… 

Read More »

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… 

Read More »

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… 

Read More »

A Macaron Afternoon Tea, Cocktails and Why I Love My Mam

A Macaron Afternoon Tea, Cocktails and Why I Love My Mam

  Around 12 hours after my Mam and I enjoyed this afternoon tea, we awoke to sunlight peering below the bottom of my bedroom blind and a tinny alarm on an iPhone ringing out 5am. We got dressed, I made a flask of tea and poured myself a tiny amount of coffee then we set… 

Read More »