The Great British Supermarket Mince Pie Off

I love Christmas, and I especially love eating Christmas foods; this means mince pies. I thought it would be a spot of fun to gather as many different types of supermarket mince pies as I could get my hands on and judge which is the best. I had to venture […]

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Kentish Cherry Cake

With the return of Great British Bake Off last night, some kind of baked good was definitely on the agenda. Having ordered Paul Hollywood’s book, British Bakes, last year in a mad frenzy of online book shopping, I was yet to make anything from it. The book is an exploration […]

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Rhubarb Muffins

It’s funny how you can get through life without having actually cooked with a certain ingredient for so long. Sure, I’d eaten it before, but never bought it or used it. How strange. Welcome to my kitchen, gorgeous bunch of rhubarb. What shall I do with you? I don’t make muffins […]

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Baked Vanilla Cheesecake with Raspberries

With a family Sunday lunch, I had offered to make dessert, and it needed to be travel friendly. So many desserts are not travel friendly if you are hauling them across London on public transport. Forget anything with pastry, or meringue… You need something sturdy. Whilst racking my brain for […]

Vanilla Cupcakes with Peanut-butter Chocolate Icing

If you are after a simple vanilla cake recipe, nothing, in my opinion, can beat this failsafe vanilla cupcake base. I have tried many over the years, but none have as rich a flavour or as good a texture. It is the perfect cake to swirl lashings of various flavours […]