Eating Alone

I remember watching the film Amelie for the first time, probably about 10 years ago now. One of my favourite parts is where it goes through things the characters do and don’t like. All of Amelie’s likes were somehow beautifully simple, like skimming stones. Every time I’ve watched it since then it’s something that’s always…

New York Cheesecake

I think one of the things I’m enjoying most about having this list is that I created it entirely based on what I wanted to bake, as opposed to what I was capable of baking. And this is one of the occasions when I’ve baked something that I wouldn’t have necessarily chosen to make unless someone…

Rhubarb and Almond Loaf

NEW OVEN. NEW OVEN. Look at it! Oh it’s so pretty! Never have I been so grateful to have a working oven (mostly because I’ve never been without one for FOUR WEEKS before, but whatever). As soon as the electrician left after fitting it on Friday afternoon I made flapjacks and salted caramel tart, and I…

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 & 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…

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…

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…