Category Archives: Jam and Spreads

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

Café Review: Baila, Old Town, Swindon

The days when coffee shops were merely a pit stop for your morning hit of caffeine-on-the-go have been left in the 90s, along with dial-up connections and mood rings. Now it’s all about carefully sourced single-origin beans, foam art and

Café Review: Baila, Old Town, Swindon

The days when coffee shops were merely a pit stop for your morning hit of caffeine-on-the-go have been left in the 90s, along with dial-up connections and mood rings. Now it’s all about carefully sourced single-origin beans, foam art and

Recipe: Croustimoelleux au Chocolat

This recipe is an adaptation of a much loved recipe given to me by my french friend. Being a french recipe, it it of course to die for. My friend’s mum always baked this cake for our school bake sales

Recipe: Croustimoelleux au Chocolat

This recipe is an adaptation of a much loved recipe given to me by my french friend. Being a french recipe, it it of course to die for. My friend’s mum always baked this cake for our school bake sales

Recipe: Rhubarb and Ginger Bakewell Tartlets

I have attempted to rival Mr. Kipling’s delicious cherry Bakewells with my rhubarb and ginger version. Ingredients: For the shortcrust pastry: 85g butter 170g plain flour 7tsp cold water 1tsp sugar For the frangipane: 110g butter 110g caster sugar 2

Recipe: Rhubarb and Ginger Bakewell Tartlets

I have attempted to rival Mr. Kipling’s delicious cherry Bakewells with my rhubarb and ginger version. Ingredients: For the shortcrust pastry: 85g butter 170g plain flour 7tsp cold water 1tsp sugar For the frangipane: 110g butter 110g caster sugar 2

Blackberry Jam Doughnuts

Swap out the usual raspberry jam for a deep and fruits blackberry version. I challenge you to polish this off without licking your lips! Ingredients: for the blackberry jam: 1 1/4kg fresh blackberries zest and juice of 3 lemons 1

Blackberry Jam Doughnuts

Swap out the usual raspberry jam for a deep and fruits blackberry version. I challenge you to polish this off without licking your lips! Ingredients: for the blackberry jam: 1 1/4kg fresh blackberries zest and juice of 3 lemons 1

Recipe: Vanilla Sponge Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream

I had some salted caramel left over from a previous recipe, so I decided to make a simple but delicious and light cake. It’s so quick and easy to whip up – all you need in a good dollop of

Recipe: Vanilla Sponge Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream

I had some salted caramel left over from a previous recipe, so I decided to make a simple but delicious and light cake. It’s so quick and easy to whip up – all you need in a good dollop of

Recipe: Mini Neapolitan Squares

A neapolitan sponge is the Queen of sponge cakes. Three layer of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla sponge – the ultimate flavour combination in one perfectly stacked bite. Ingredients: sponges: 6oz caster sugar 6oz unsalted butter 3 eggs 6oz self-raising flour

Recipe: Mini Neapolitan Squares

A neapolitan sponge is the Queen of sponge cakes. Three layer of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla sponge – the ultimate flavour combination in one perfectly stacked bite. Ingredients: sponges: 6oz caster sugar 6oz unsalted butter 3 eggs 6oz self-raising flour