Coffee and Chocolate Loaf

Coffee and Chocolate Loaf

Brooklyn Blackout Cake

I’ve had an awesome but crazy busy few days, and so as I start writing this I still haven’t iced the cake I’ve made this week. It’s kind of been a disaster. I got up early yesterday morning to make the cake before I spent the day sitting by the River Cam, drinking beer and…

Blueberry Cake

A belated Happy Father’s Day to my father, to whom this cake was given (albeit a few days late). I cycled a 25km round trip to give him the cake, which I think kind of makes up for its lateness. On said cycle ride, I was yelled at by a woman who seemed enraged that…

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

This week the lovely Laura came to visit me. She had just returned from living in Paris for the last two years, and came covered in bags full of stuff. I do mean covered. It was her birthday a few weeks ago, and I sent her a wooden pop-out cupcake in place of a real…

Chocolate Raspberry Tart

Today is my lovely boyfriend Oli’s birthday. Earlier this week it was his colleague Holly’s birthday, and at his request I made her, what I would fairly describe as, an epic cake. A Coke layer cake from The Outsider Tart’s “Baked in America”. It took a long time to make, and it’s only the second…

Walnut, Chocolate and Honey Tart

I think often the wondrousness of walnuts is underestimated. Can we just talk about this for a minute? I mean, first, there was the caramel walnut upside down banana cake, and now there is this walnut, chocolate and honey tart. Know what they have in common? WALNUTS. Also, plenty of sugar and butter. But even…

Chocolate Chip Brioche Pretzels

This week I received a mixer from my very kind friend Seb. Generally I prefer to use my arms and a wooden spoon to mix things together, but now electric mixers pop up so frequently in recipes that it’s hard to believe that you don’t need one. And as it happens, the arrival of the…

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

OH MAN. My oven still isn’t fixed. It’s not great, but I’m learning to work around it (although hopefully not for too much longer…). An oven-free week has led to me making this super tasty honey mustard chicken casserole, and the best breakfast I’ve had in a while – aka, lemon ricotta pancakes. I can’t…

Lemon Toasts

I’ve had the French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook for about 2 years now. No, in case you’re wondering, I’ve never used it. But it had some interesting recipes, and I liked the concept, even though I was never going to actually follow the diet. To be honest, I admire anyone who is willing to…

Chocolate Hazelnut Crepe Cake – recipe

As promised, the epically long recipe for the Pancaken. Enjoy! From The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, by Deb Perelman Crepes: 125g unsalted butter (will also be used for pastry cream) 550ml milk (Deb suggests whole, I used semi-skimmed, I’m sure both are fine) 6 large eggs 190g plain flour pinch of salt 100g caster sugar sunflower…