Desserts
Coffee and Rum Cake

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...
Plum oat crumble

Plum oat crumble

  I absolutely love a good crumble. You can’t beat it for an easy but hearty pudding. I make my plum oat crumble for people regularly when I want a fuss free crowd pleaser. My favourite crumble topping is oat-based – in Canada, they call it a ‘crisp’. It’s a delicious mix of oats, brown...
Ombre cake

Ombre cake

Ombre cakes are ALL over Pinterest. The ombre effect is made from layers of graduating colour, starting from the lightest to the darkest. This is a mini one made from three layers of vanilla bean sponge coloured with red food dye, going from dark pink to medium pink to pale pink. They’re easy to make...
Lemon meringue cake

Lemon meringue cake

I have to confess, I’m pretty darn chuffed with this recipe. I made it for my boyfriend’s mum’s birthday this year (having made a French flag cake last year) so I wanted it to be quite big and fancy. I was inspired after seeing a recipe for lemon meringue cupcakes in the Hummingbird Bakery’s book,...
Easy cream cheese frosting

Easy cream cheese frosting

Cream cheese frosting is one of my favourites – it’s wonderfully smooth and rich without being too sweet. My easy cream cheese frosting works beautifully with carrot cakes, banana cakes, red velvet – pretty much anything. Best of all, my recipe is easy and foolproof – it hasn’t let me down yet! To cover and...
Honey and balsamic baked peaches

Honey and balsamic baked peaches

Honey and balsamic baked peaches may sound a bit funny but they’re divine! This is another recipe from my boyfriend’s mum. I made it while we were on holiday in France as the peaches there are amazing in August and September. It’s really delicious as a light pudding and it would be a lovely post dinner...
Baileys melting chocolate puddings

Baileys melting chocolate puddings

Baileys melting chocolate puddings are one of my favourite go to puddings! I’ve shamelessly adapted this recipe from one of Delia’s (which I also highly recommend) and I’ve added one of my favourite flavours – Baileys!  It’s a lovely dessert to serve at a dinner party because you can make it in advance (you can...
Meringue roses

Meringue roses

I went to a Dr Oetker event the other day where Edd Kimber was demonstrating their new garden inspired range. Dr Oetker is one of the big brands for cakes, cupcakes, and all types of pretty baking – their products are lovely quality and since baking became so popular, the range has expanded dramatically. They...
Churros with chocolate sauce

Churros with chocolate sauce

Churros are SO ridiculously delicious. They’re Spanish originally but have been adopted all over the place as a beloved snack and dessert. They’re easier to make than you might think and there are loads of ways to do it. This is the simplest way I’ve come across – you just make a simple dough which...
Tarte Normande

Tarte Normande

I watched the chefs at Leiths make a Tarte Normande while at cookery school, and it was absolutely divine. This version is adapted from the recipe in the Leiths Cookery Bible (they tell me there’s a new version coming out in September, so if you’re looking for a new book, I’d wait till then). The...
Salted caramel meringue sandwiches

Salted caramel meringue sandwiches

I absolutely love meringues – they’re so much fun to make and they’re really not difficult. The wonderful Amy of She Cooks, She Eats makes the most incredible meringues (seriously, check out her recipe for chocolate meringues) and it was she that inspired me to get the beaters out and make some of my own....
Salted caramel with sea salt

Salted caramel with sea salt

First of all, let me begin with one word: YUM. Salted caramel is a very popular flavour du jour and it goes with absolutely everything. Best of all, it’s super easy to make and it makes lovely presents. For 3 jars, you will need: 1 can of caramel (I use Carnation) 1 can of condensed...
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