Desserts
Lemon macarons

Lemon macarons

I love making macarons – they’re so sophisticated and pretty! Plus they’re the perfect bitesize treat. They’re not too tricky once you’ve cracked the basics and I’m lucky enough to have learned from the best – Clare from Little Bear Cakery! All my macaron recipes are based on the recipe she gave me for my...
Showstopping pavlova

Showstopping pavlova

Phwoar. Hello, gorgeous. This showstopping pavlova a really fun dessert to make because it’s bright and cheery, and it looks way harder than it actually is. Luckily for you, it’s easy peasy and is best made the night before you need it. You can also make it a bit healthier by topping it with fat free...
Easy lemon ice cream

Easy lemon ice cream

No-churn lemon ice cream – the perfect dinner party saviour! This recipe defies most of the laws of ice cream making and it does not need churning, turning, or a fancy ice cream maker. It’s basically the easiest recipe in the world and yet equally one of the most delicious. It’s outrageously creamy. And seriously...
Chocolate and vanilla macarons

Chocolate and vanilla macarons

You can’t beat a good homemade macaron. My all time favourite are hazelnut praline macarons – a recipe I got from my dear friend Clare of the Little Bear Cakery. She taught me everything I know about macarons, and I credit my continuing success with them to her utterly brilliant recipe below. I made these...
Lemon and lime drizzle cake

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....
Eton Mess

Eton Mess

Eton Mess is a summer classic – you can’t go wrong! I like to make colourful meringues to go with it, for that extra special touch. Eton Mess traditionally features cream and crushed up meringue – I prefer to serve my meringues on top so that people can crush it all up together themselves. I...
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...
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