Raspberry and white chocolate ice cream

Raspberry and white chocolate ice cream

If you’re lucky enough to have an ice cream maker, the chances are that you already know the sheer joy of proper homemade ice cream. It’s so much better than regular supermarket stuff – the creamy texture is far better and you don’t have any of the questionable preservatives involved with factory made stuff. It’s just good, honest ice cream. Unfortunately ice cream makers often … Continue reading Raspberry and white chocolate ice cream

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 all time favourite hazelnut praline macarons. Macarons make wonderful gifts … Continue reading Lemon macarons

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 Greek yoghurt (the authentic stuff like Total, which is thicker) … Continue reading Showstopping pavlova

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 zingy. I’ve pinched it off my soon to be mother-in-law … Continue reading Easy lemon ice cream

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 ones with a very dark chocolate ganache filling which goes … Continue reading Chocolate and vanilla macarons

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. For an 8″ round cake that serves about 10-12 people, … Continue reading Lemon and lime drizzle 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 emphasis on Austro-Hungarian cakes. Everything I tried whilst working there … Continue reading Coffee and Rum 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 and they look impressive, so they’re perfect as centrepieces as … Continue reading Ombre 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, Cake Days (definitely the best of their three in my … Continue reading Lemon meringue cake

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 fill a medium (2 layer 8″) cake or to frost … Continue reading Easy cream cheese frosting