Strawberry Honey Cake

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Strawberry Honey Cake.

It was an exciting moment this week when I found the first of the British strawberries in the supermarket. I love their newly prolonged season, especially since I never get bored of a strawberry. As Spring moves into Summer the taste of the strawberries evolve meaning you get a little bit of something different as the seasons progress. These strawberries … Read More

Strawberry Honey Cake

Mini Egg Chocolate Muffins

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Mini Egg Chocolate Muffins

These muffins were borne from a sheer craving for chocolate and the fact that I have several bags of Cadbury’s Mini Eggs in my cupboards at the moment were an absolute bonus. There is something about Cadbury’s Mini Eggs that bring out your inner child. I know of no one who is no less than delighted whenever a bag is … Read More

Mini Egg Chocolate Muffins

Easter Simnel Bundt Cake

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Easter Simnel Bundt Cake

Simnel cakes have been on my Easter to do list for years. They are a traditional Easter cake which has been baked in Britain since medieval times to celebrate the end of Lent fasting, although Wikipedia says that they were originally baked during Lent to break up the fasting. It’s also interesting that they were adopted for a time by … Read More

Easter Simnel Bundt Cake

Pancetta, Onion and Gruyère Tartlets

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Pancetta Onion & Gruyere Tartlets

Tartlets? Tartlets? Tartlets? The word has lost all meaning… …is what I hear every time I hear or read the word tartlet. I made these tartlets for my Mum’s birthday lunch this week. It was a bit of a kickbollockscramble to get the lunch together on time as I have severe pregnancy brain. The night before we had gone out … Read More

Pancetta, Onion and Gruyère Tartlets

Apple, Cinnamon and Ricotta Gluten-Free Friands

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Apple Cinnamon and Ricotta Friands

If you have met a financier (the cake kind not the money kind) then you have met a friand, albeit in a different shape and from another country. Financiers hail from France and are so-called due to their rectangular shape which was thought to resemble gold ingots. They are made with sugar, ground almonds, a kiss of flour and foamy … Read More

Apple, Cinnamon and Ricotta Gluten-Free Friands

Butternut Squash and Chilli Scones

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Butternut Squash and Chilli Scones

Scones are such a homely treat and feel so spring-like which is exactly how I’m feeling as well at the moment as sun pours gloriously through my kitchen and I can see the crocuses brightening up our garden. We have to seize this lovely sunny weather whilst we can as by next week no doubt we will be knee deep … Read More

Butternut Squash and Chilli Scones

Cajun Cod in Brown Shrimp Butter Sauce

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Cajun Cod and Brown Shrimp Butter Sauce

Besides Birdseye’s Cod in Butter Sauce, which was a freezer staple in our house growing up, the first time I had an incarnation of this dish was at the Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch last year. There is something about white fish on a bed of fluffy rice with a clean tasting butter sauce that tastes so comforting. The addition of … Read More

Cajun Cod in Brown Shrimp Butter Sauce