Blood Orange Marscapone Cream Cake

Currently in season, this blood orange cake is a crowd pleaser, serve up at a birthday, event or party! With layers of sponge topped with brightly coloured orange slices, filling with sweet blood orange curd and finished of with piping of marscapone cream, its sure to impress many! Ingredients: (you will need two 8 inch…

Coffee and Cardamom Battenburg Cake

The classic Battenburg cake, with pink and yellow sponge, raspberry and almond flavour. This one puts a little spin on the classic, with fragrant cardamom and deep coffee, complete with vanilla buttercream and thick marzipan. Coffee and Cardamom Battenburg Cake (you will need a battenburg tin) Ingredients: 170g Castor Sugar 170g Butter 170g Self Raising…

Rose and White Chocolate Shortbread Biscuits

Remember its Mother’s Day this Sunday for those of you in the UK. Whip up a batch of these delicately floral shortbread, pop them in a lovely tin and there you have it, a thoughtful gift to show your mum how much she means to you. They are regular shortbread, with the addition of a…

Simple Hazelnut & Chocolate Cookies

One of lives simplest pleasures is a warm cookie straight from the oven but we don’t always have time to make them as they require cooling, and sometimes even days in the fridge to allow for flavours to develop. So here we are with a cookie recipe that requires only store cupboard ingredients, what ever…

Cardamom, Pomegranate and Blood Orange Mini Pavlovas

Everything is better when its mini, right?! These cute little pavlovas are made from airy meringue nests, filled with cardamom cream and topped with some of the seasons best fruits including pomegranate seeds and blood orange.   Cardamom is easily my favourite spice to use at the moment, its just so fragrant and warm and…

King Cake

King Cake! A yeasted cake with cinnamon swirled throughout and topped with outrageously colourful sprinkles in the colours of Mardi Gras: gold, green and purple. It starts off like any other enriched dough, left to prove for hours and then knocked back, rolled into rectangles and spread thickly with a mix of cinnamon, butter and…

New Orleans: King Cake

Last Tuesday many of us here celebrated pancake day however its a very different story over the pond in New Orleans. Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, carnival. It has many names but one thing you’ll be guaranteed is a party, and beads, lots of beads. Unable to be in the actual city for it I’m looking…