Traditional Welsh Cakes

It’s St Davids day on Wednesday and what better way to celebrate all things Welsh than a tasty little welsh cake, traditionally made with currants and mixed spice, my version has added mixed peel to add sweetness and a citrus-y flavour. The dough is specked with currants and mixed peel, providing a bite of sweetness…

Blood Orange Curd

Spread it, cook it, lick it. This blood orange curd can be used in so many different ways and whilst the blood oranges are in season, it’s worth making the most of their sweet and colourful nature. They vary in colour dramatically from slightly redder oranges to dark purple, however this doesn’t show through in…

Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Biscuits

A treat for a loved one, or a treat for oneself, either way these easy shortbread biscuits are sure to go down a treat. I baked these for my family for valentines day and were enjoyed by everyone. The freeze dried raspberries add an extra crunch to the biscuit, you may struggle to find these…

Marmalade and Nutmeg Streusel Muffins

Marmalade can make anything go from good to great, the tang and sharpness it adds to bakes. Add in hazelnut streusel with nutmeg and you’ve got yourself a little something special. These muffins could be described as mega, a simple orange sponge with a middle of marmalade topped off with the crunchiest of toasted hazelnuts,…

Traditional Seville Orange Marmalade

Tangy, chunky home made marmalade, the joys of spreading this on warm buttery toast or crumpets in the morning. The combinations of different fruits and spices you can add to make marmalade are endless but starting off with the basic traditional Seville marmalade is a good place to start. As soon as you spot the…

Banana Loaf Cake

The humble banana loaf cake, often over looked, sometimes too stodgy and banana-y, other times bland and boring, but this one hits the nail on the head. A simple cake with the moisture and sweetness from the bananas, with the added crunch of the walnuts and the depth of flavour with the brown sugar, all…