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…

Iced Apricot and Blueberry Terrine

I’ve had quite a crazy week – all sorts of things have been going on, and this is the first chance I’ve really had to sit down and write. In the same way that 9:30 yesterday evening was the first opportunity I had to bake. Incidentally it was well-timed, because the weather has been GLORIOUS…

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…

Bløtkake (or Strawberry, Elderflower and Vanilla Cream Cake)

It has been such an unbelievably beautiful weekend! Admittedly I did have to work yesterday, but then I spent the evening at my friends’ housewarming, for which I made this cake, and today I have eaten roast dinner and sat in the sun reading Harry Potter down at Grantchester Meadows. Basically this is the way…

Vanilla Fudge

We’re into week 3 of not having an oven, and my patience is being seriously tested. I’m having to deviate from my list this week because apart from one recipe, all the other oven-free recipes on my list are ice cream. I’m not ready for ice cream yet – it was going to be a…

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…

Pecan Pie (and 100 followers!)

I’ll start with a THANKS this week – I realised a few days ago that I’ve reached 100 followers – yay! Thank you for reading and liking and commenting and hanging around – it is much appreciated :). I also have good news, and bad news. The bad news is, that my oven isn’t fixed….

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…

Apricot Crunchies

I’ve managed to post for 10 straight weeks now. Someone other than me must be proud of that. I’ve finally set myself an achievable goal (I’m pretty sure this is the longest time I’ve gone without having massive gaps between posts). Spring is here now, which means doing things like going outside without a coat…