Blackberry & Apple Loaf Cake

Autumn is here. I tend to forget how quickly summer can end, how the chill in the air appears overnight and the nights start to draw in. The weather is wetter this year, but the same change comes, the trees are turning shades of orange and gold, which spells time for a slightly heartier cake…

Upside-down blueberry and elderflower cake

It was a rainy evening. Somehow British summers always end up a little disappointing in this respect. A couple of weeks of blazing sunshine, followed by constant, unfailing miserable weather that makes it feel more like October than July (I say this like it’s a bad thing, but I’m already looking forward to autumn). I’d…

Apple Week #2

I made apple cakes this week! Now that I’ve handed in my essay and things are temporarily slightly less crazy, I managed to spend time baking, and it has been lovely. The first cake I made was a Peyton & Byrne ‘Discovery Apple Cake’ which was delicious and moist, with a hint of cinnamon. The…

Cranberry-Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

This week has been my reading week, which naturally meant that I got ill, because I needed to spend my time writing essays. Typical. On the bright side, Taylor Swift’s new album ‘1989’ came out, which I have been dancing to all week (in between sneezes). Time is flying by, and now that Halloween has…

Plum Pie

We’re a little lacklustre this week due to moving house. Two trips to Norwich so far, a couple more to go before I’m fully settled. It feels weird having two houses, hell, it is weird having two houses. One which I have loads of stuff to do in, and the other that I have hardly…

Plum Cupcakes

This week I spent a few days staying with Laura in Gloucestershire. Laura lives on the edge of the Forest of Dean, where  everything is beautiful and green and just downright lovely. We picked plums in her garden and made perhaps the tartest plum crumble ever. When I start picking fruit I never want to stop if…

Peach and Blueberry Cobbler

BLUEBERRIES: ROUND #3 I realise this has been a blueberry-heavy time. But then, isn’t it? Summer is here (despite the questionable weather) and blueberries are everywhere. As are peaches. In fact the only thing not summery about this is the cobbler part, which rings more of cold evenings than summery nights. Even so, it’s still…

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…

Breakfast Recipes and Brownies

A while ago over here, I wrote about how I’ve cultivated a love of breakfast over the past couple of years. Yesterday I went out and bought the Smitten Kitchen Cookbook (yes here I am shouting about SK again), and much to my delight it has an absolutely fantastic breakfast section. Without wasting any time…