Chocolate Guinness Cake

This is one of my very very favourite cakes. And yes, it is as good as it sounds. This delightful cake, adapted from a Hummingbird Bakery recipe, isn’t hard to make, and is a great treat if you are feeling indulgent!  This cake is delightfully dark and moist, and is incredibly moreish. A great addition to any party, BBQ or birthday, and looks great dusted … Continue reading Chocolate Guinness Cake


Pavlova is a quintessential dish for British dinner parties. It’s light and fluffy enough not to leave you with a food baby, but indulgent enough to leave you sure you’ve had a good dessert. You can use almost any fruit with this pavlova – I like to use strawberries and raspberries, but if they’re not in season, why not use kiwi and mandarin (tinned works … Continue reading Pavlova

Halloumi Kebabs

Halloumi Kebabs

People always seem horrified when they find out they’ve inadvertently invited a vegetarian to a bbq. Fret not though carnivore hosts, these halloumi kebabs are a real crowd pleaser – make these and any veggies in your life will love you forever. Promise! Watch out though, meat eaters seem to be rather keen on them too… Ingredients (makes about 6 large kebabs): Selection of vegetables … Continue reading Halloumi Kebabs

Spicy Griddled Polenta

Polenta is one of those things that sits in your cupboard, lonely and unused for years, and for good reason really. Most polenta dished are a bit bland and just generally weird! This ones no exception to the weird aspect, but it’s definitely not bland! With spicy cheese and crunchy sweet corn, it brings the best of the italian and mexican food worlds together to … Continue reading Spicy Griddled Polenta

Guiness & Gingerbread Cake

Unbelievably easy and utterly delicious, this lovely recipe (adapted from Nigella) is sure to be popular whatever your plans! Be warned: it is incredibly moreish and you are more than likely to eat multiple slices (if not the whole cake). A fantastic treat to bring to a BBQ, and the kids love it too. Brilliant. You will need: 150g butter, plus some for greasing 300g … Continue reading Guiness & Gingerbread Cake