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Smoked Mackerel Pie

This week is British Pie Week, and who can deny their love of delicious fillings encased in flaky, golden pastry? Taking inspiration from Nigel Slater, who thoroughly encapsulates British cuisine, this smoked mackerel pie is so. damn. good. Mackerel is an ingredient with which I have never cooked, as it doesn’t feature […]

Chelsea Buns

A chelsea bun; classic, British and the perfect weekend treat to make. Everyone adores the combination of spices and fruit. If you have any leftover, these freeze super well and can be reheated in the oven, and then toasted in a fry pan to give them a gorgeous golden crust […]


I finally had two days in a row where I had the luxury of making croissants. Yes they take two days, however, when you bring them out of the oven and see them in their finished glory, you smile, and are rather impressed with your effort.      

Mince Pies

My fruit mince pies are the best! They scream Christmas and all have requested a second helping. Serve with a dollop of stiff cream with some Grand Marnier beaten into it. The recipe for the filling is my own, but  I use Edd Kimber’s recipe for sweet pastry as it […]

Strawberry Tarts

Beautiful strawberry tarts from Edd Kimber’s book The Boy Who Bakes. I have made these once before, and they are a force to be reckoned with. For some reason, tarts have been on the menu of late… Perhaps it’s tartlicious weather. “Delicious! Mmmmmm.” – words spoken by a fan of […]