Category Archives: Cakes, Pastries and Desserts

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

Gym Bunny Pre- & Post-workout Treats

Summer is upon us and it’s time to hit the gym in preparation for bikini season. It’s always a struggle to get motivate to don my trainers and leave the comfort of tea and cake on the sofa in lieu

Gym Bunny Pre- & Post-workout Treats

Summer is upon us and it’s time to hit the gym in preparation for bikini season. It’s always a struggle to get motivate to don my trainers and leave the comfort of tea and cake on the sofa in lieu

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

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

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: Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird cake is up there with my favourites. It’s bursting with tropical fruitiness, rich and buttery pecans, and sweet, smooth and cool frosting. I couldn’t help but go back for a second slice. Ingredients: For the cake: 200ml groundnut oil

Recipe: Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird cake is up there with my favourites. It’s bursting with tropical fruitiness, rich and buttery pecans, and sweet, smooth and cool frosting. I couldn’t help but go back for a second slice. Ingredients: For the cake: 200ml groundnut oil