Lemon & Thyme Loaf

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY/BRITISH SUMMERTIME! So, today was supposed to be a Mother’s Day post. But then my oven blew up. I wish I was joking, but I got home on Thursday evening to find that the electricity in my house had tripped and the whole place smelt of burning plastic. We quickly realised the smell…

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…

Black Bottom (Cup)Cake

On Friday it was my friend Julian’s birthday, and so, of course, I made him a birthday cake. Black-bottom cupcakes (from┬áthe Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook) are one of the recipes on my list, but I decided it wouldn’t be that much different if I just made it as one cake instead of 12 tiny ones. It…