Banana chocolate chip cookies

I absolutely love banana and chocolate together – as evidenced by my recipes for banana chocolate loaf cake, banana chocolate chip muffins, and banana chocolate chip mini loaves. It’s a delicious combination and it works beautifully and these cookies. This recipe is adapted from a couple of different ones that I’ve been tweaking. The cookies Read More…

Chocolate Guinness bundt cake

God love whoever thought to put Guinness in a cake. It goes so beautifully with chocolate – it adds a delicious savoury richness and the most wonderful rich black colour to the sponge. I love a good bundt cake, and I really think the fluffy white cream cheese frosting looks wonderful in contrast to the Read More…

White chocolate and cranberry blondies

Ah the brownie’s lesser known sister, the blondie – a white chocolate-y, crazy sweet little morsel of joy. These are easy to make and they’re a real crowd pleaser – but do cut them up small as they pack a punch and you don’t want to fall into a sugar coma. The cranberries and the Read More…

Lemon and lime drizzle cake

I love lemon drizzle cake, but sometimes I like to jazz it up a bit. Lemon and lime is a classic combination – this one is very moist and pleasantly zingy! Best of all it takes only a few mins to throw together and bung in the oven, and doesn’t require any rich, faffy frosting. Read More…

Coffee and Rum Cake

Guest post from the amazing Clare of the Little Bear Cakery! At the beginning of the year I was lucky enough to spend four days doing work experience at The Delaunay, Aldwych. Part of Rex Restaurant Associates (owners of the Wolseley), The Delaunay is an all-day cafe-restaurant inspired by the grand cafes of Europe with an Read More…

Review: Heston Blumenthal’s Sage Mixer Scraper Pro

I was lucky enough to be sent one of Heston Blumenthal’s gorgeous new mixers for his brilliant appliance brand, Sage. The Scraper Mixer Pro is a unique design, with flexible edges on one of the beaters which ensure that the bowl is scraped clean with every rotation. The result is that the cake batter (or Read More…