“Simple and delicious recipes from a British kitchen.”
Finding happiness in baking
I love slow-cooking. There is something so comforting and wonderful about a pot simmering happily on the stove, or the aroma of something baking slowly in the oven. It is food which requires a bit of foward planning and a little bit of love,...
This #SundaySupper, hosted by Heather of Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks is all about Mothers, since it is Mother’s Day in the US. Though it is not here, mothers deserve to be celebrated year round, and what better way to do it than...
Chocolate. Spice. Cream. This is one indulgent Cinco de Mayo dessert. Known here in Britain as baked custard, but sounding much prettier with their French name, pots de creme, these are little pots of heaven. But rather than having a sweet,...
They adorn a thousand window displays. Endlessly versatile, they are drama queens in sugar and almond form. They are the veritable stars of French patisserie. Allow me to present French Macarons – or Macaroons, to give them their anglicised name – especially for this Movie-inspired #SundaySupper. Our Director/host is Heather of girlichef – and it’s safe to say that the theme completely captured my imagination.Read More
I adore citrus, whether in savoury dishes or sweet, so when it was announced as the theme for this #SundaySupper, I got very excited. Hosted by Jen of Juanita’s Cocina, this week, there is a bounty of citrus dishes for your delight and delectation. My offering is a Honey and Lemon Cake – because lemon cake is just too good not to share.Read More
Easter is the perfect excuse for reliving childhood baking – you can get away with all the chocolatey, icing-ey wonderfulness that you are generally made to feel guilty about for the rest of the year. These Mini-Egg Easter Cupcakes are gratifyingly simple, and licking the spatula is not just permitted, it is more or less obligatory.Read More
I’m dreaming of a white Easter… It doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, does it? Yet, Spring has not sprung in this part of the world; snow is on the ground and temperatures have stayed stubbornly in single digits since Christmas. No sign of buds on trees, daffodils lining flowerbeds or bunnies hopping in green fields. Still, if nature isn’t heralding the arrival of Spring, I can do so in the kitchen, with a Simnel Cake. It is my offering for this Easter/Passover #SundaySupper, hosted by Carla of Chocolate Moosey.Read More
When I heard that the theme for this week’s #SundaySupper was Cheese, Cake and Cheesecake, hosted by Angie of Big Bear’s Wife I was in a quandry. As you can no doubt tell from the title of this blog, baking is my thing – so a cake would be the obvious choice. However, in a bid to extend my repertoire and share a few more nutritious, healthy recipes, as well as the indulgent ones, I decided to make a savoury dish – Roasted Pears with Pecorino.Read More