Chocolate Praline Tart

I adore this recipe, it ticks all my boxes when looking for a pudding… rich, chocolatey and it involves pastry. Not only is it unbelievably tasty (and equally bad for you!) but it’s really simple to make, and makes a fab dessert for a dinner party. And what else could be more suitable to bake for National Chocolate Week?! What you’ll need: 250g plain flour … Continue reading Chocolate Praline Tart


Cherry Bakewell Cupcakes

This recipe combines two of my favourite things; cake and cherry bakewells… it’s heaven in a pretty little paper case!  I’ve never used ground almonds in a sponge recipe before but they give a lovely texture and give the cupcakes that authentic bakewell taste.  I baked these first to celebrate National Cupcake Week, but they went down so well I think I will be making … Continue reading Cherry Bakewell Cupcakes


Leek, Potato & Mustard Soup with Bacon Croutons

I’m fully in the swing of Autumn and have made my second batch of soup in as many weeks, last week it was chicken and bacon and this week it’s leek and potato, but with a bit of a twist: a spicy kick of mustard, which is sure to warm you up on a chilly evening!  The bacon croutons are optional, but they add a … Continue reading Leek, Potato & Mustard Soup with Bacon Croutons

Vanilla Sponge Cupcakes

Victoria Sponge Cupcakes

Ok, so the name might not sound too exciting, but these really are the best cupcakes ever!  Not too sweet, perfect with a cuppa and oh-so pretty.  They’re made the old fashioned way too, so put away your electric mixer, get out your apron and make them your way your mum taught you. Makes 12. You’ll need: 125g unsalted butter, left out of the fridge … Continue reading Victoria Sponge Cupcakes