Category: Desserts and Baking

Bacon & Mushroom Quiche

Bacon & Mushroom Quiche

Quiche is a delicious savoury tart with incredible versatility that holds up with almost anything your fridge or larder has to offer. Think of it along the lines of a frittata with pastry and you’ll begin to understand the length…

Orange & Sour Cream Cake

Orange & Sour Cream Cake

A loaf cake is a simple yet delicious teatime treat, perfect with a coffee for a little pick-me-up. It’s also a pretty accessible foray into the world of baking; the ingredients are simple store cupboard and fridge items and it…

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

It’s the stabilising base and foundations of your wedding cake. It’s the essence of your child’s birthday party. It’s at the core of so many celebrations. And yet it doesn’t require any timers or oven, no skewers or toothpicks for…

Classic Victoria Sponge

Classic Victoria Sponge

Sometimes it’s just about the simple things. When the complexities of life take over we often turn toward the constant, assuredness of what we can rely on, the comfort and satisfaction of a humble classic. You can always trust on…

Chocolate Orange Mousse

Chocolate Orange Mousse

Some flavour combinations are just a “go to” classic. When there’s no room for error and the safety net of solid familiarity needs relying upon. Tomato and basil, peas and mint, strawberries and cream, the list could go on. Then…

Strawberry Custard Tart

Strawberry Custard Tart

I think anything custard based has to be my downfall. Oh, and crisps. And wine. And… well there are many things that constitute my culinary weaknesses but there is something incredibly luxurious, comforting and luscious about a crisp pastry tart…

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Baking may sometimes seem a little daunting if we are new to it. We could very well be interested but may be overwhelmed by the prospect of a recipe that seems beyond our capabilities. The key to overcoming that is trying…

Classic Summer Berries Pavlova

Classic Summer Berries Pavlova

What is it about a classic? There is something deeply satisfying and comforting in knowing when a dish will give you what it promises. When you know that nothing other will suffice and any alternations or further inventions to the…

Porridge Bread Recipe

Porridge Bread Recipe

There are fewer things in life simpler than a loaf of bread. And yet, there is nothing simple about a good quality loaf, nothing as enticing, inviting or appetising, satisfying or as wholesome. There is even something almost spiritual about…

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