Category Archives: British

Recipe: Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake

This loaf cake recipe is one of the best I have come across. It’s so easy to throw together, strikes a wonderful balance between the density of a traditional pound cake and the softness of a light crumb, and it’s

Recipe: Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake

This loaf cake recipe is one of the best I have come across. It’s so easy to throw together, strikes a wonderful balance between the density of a traditional pound cake and the softness of a light crumb, and it’s

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

I am beaming with pride this morning at the mastery with which I turned a couple of zip lock bags and a half broken piping bag into a duo-colour dream. Ye of little faith as ever, my mother forecast cupcake

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

I am beaming with pride this morning at the mastery with which I turned a couple of zip lock bags and a half broken piping bag into a duo-colour dream. Ye of little faith as ever, my mother forecast cupcake

Recipe: Berry-Honey Compote

Now that summer is in full swing (at least for those of you living in a hotter part of the world) it’s time to embrace the blossoming berries that arrive in abundance at this time of year. This compote recipe

Recipe: Berry-Honey Compote

Now that summer is in full swing (at least for those of you living in a hotter part of the world) it’s time to embrace the blossoming berries that arrive in abundance at this time of year. This compote recipe

Bakery Review: Robinsons Bakery, Manchester

Robinsons are Manchester’s oldest family-run craft bakery and set up camp every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Manchester Piccadilly’s Street Food Market, cramming every inch of their long checkered table with cakes, pastries, biscuits and breads that will leave you in

Bakery Review: Robinsons Bakery, Manchester

Robinsons are Manchester’s oldest family-run craft bakery and set up camp every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Manchester Piccadilly’s Street Food Market, cramming every inch of their long checkered table with cakes, pastries, biscuits and breads that will leave you in

Recipe: Mum’s Peanut Cookies

A big batch of buttery, nutty, chocolatey cookies are sometimes a necessity. Ingredients: 225g unsalted butter, softened 200g caster sugar 200g soft light brown sugar 2 eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 240g crunchy Organic peanut butter (use top quality stuff

Recipe: Mum’s Peanut Cookies

A big batch of buttery, nutty, chocolatey cookies are sometimes a necessity. Ingredients: 225g unsalted butter, softened 200g caster sugar 200g soft light brown sugar 2 eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 240g crunchy Organic peanut butter (use top quality stuff

Recipe: Apple and Pear Pie with Sweet Walnut Pastry

A freshly baked pie is the perfect way to end an evening meal. Try something different with this sweet, spiced walnut pastry; a classic partner to apples and pears. Ingredients: walnut pastry: 200g plain flour 100g walnuts 100g caster sugar

Recipe: Apple and Pear Pie with Sweet Walnut Pastry

A freshly baked pie is the perfect way to end an evening meal. Try something different with this sweet, spiced walnut pastry; a classic partner to apples and pears. Ingredients: walnut pastry: 200g plain flour 100g walnuts 100g caster sugar

Restaurant Review: Greens Restaurant, Didsbury

Watching Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy lark around on Channel 4’s ‘Sunday Brunch’ has become a weekend ritual of mine. Simon always seems to cook up a storm on the show (either that, or the various guests have been practicing

Restaurant Review: Greens Restaurant, Didsbury

Watching Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy lark around on Channel 4’s ‘Sunday Brunch’ has become a weekend ritual of mine. Simon always seems to cook up a storm on the show (either that, or the various guests have been practicing

Recipe: Rock Cakes

Mum used to make Rock Cakes all the time, but she seems to have dropped the ball lately (hint hint mum :-)). They are one of my favourite bakes and are so quick and easy to make. They’re perfect if

Recipe: Rock Cakes

Mum used to make Rock Cakes all the time, but she seems to have dropped the ball lately (hint hint mum :-)). They are one of my favourite bakes and are so quick and easy to make. They’re perfect if

Restaurant Review: Fish Bait, Didsbury

This “chippy” review is coming from someone who doesn’t actually like our national dish all that much. I found this little gem following my mothers request to try some “proper northern fish and chips” when she last visited me in

Restaurant Review: Fish Bait, Didsbury

This “chippy” review is coming from someone who doesn’t actually like our national dish all that much. I found this little gem following my mothers request to try some “proper northern fish and chips” when she last visited me in

Ginger Bakes

I am going through a bit of a ginger phase at the moment. Ginger is such a wonderful spice, with layers of flavour. It is deep and warming, with a fiery spicy kick if you use the fresh root, and

Ginger Bakes

I am going through a bit of a ginger phase at the moment. Ginger is such a wonderful spice, with layers of flavour. It is deep and warming, with a fiery spicy kick if you use the fresh root, and