Lime & Coconut Cheesecake

Inspired by the fresh coconut flavour in Thailand I set to creating a cheesecake that captured it. Creamy coconut filling with a crumble biscuit base, laced with a zesty lime gel and crispy coconut meringues. Lime and Coconut Cheesecake (you will need a 20cm round spring form tin) Ingredients (for the biscuit base) 300g digestive biscuits 100g…

Almond and Apricot Cake

Apricot goes with almond as if they were destined to be together, this cake gets its sweetness from the dried fruits and the cream filling means that it is not sickly sweet. Apricot and Almond Cake (you will need two 20cm sandwich tins) Ingredients: (for the cake) 230g butter 230g golden caster sugar 230g self…

Almond, Peach and Star Anise Muffins

The flavour of peach takes me back to the East coast of America, in the not so deep south state of Georgia. A beautiful state, home to the gorgeous city of Savannah which I think I fell slightly in love with whilst visiting last year. Spiced Peach and Almonds Muffins (you will need a muffin…

Wild Garlic and Cheddar Cheese Scones

Wild garlic grows in abundance in the woodlands of England and makes a great alternative to shop bought garlic which can be overpowering. The delicate leaves are easily identified by the sweet smell of garlic and require only a thorough wash before using. Wild Garlic and Cheddar Cheese Scones (you will need a small square…

Apricot and Frangipane Tart

It seems fruit made into flowers is the latest trend, all over Instagram and Pinterest you see tarts made with apples into roses, mangos into flowers and here we have apricots made into a large flower tart! Made with a sweet short crust pastry case, blind baked before filling. A nutty frangipane centre topped with thinly…

Koh Chang, Thailand: Photo Diary

Check Out: Paddleboard on the smooth seas at dusk Feast on the best of Thai food at Amber Sands Relax under palms on the sandy beaches Enjoy fresh chilled coconut water Get up early for sunrise and stay up for sunset Take boat trips from Bang Bao to the local islands for amazing snorkelling experiences…

Cappuccino Cake

Ah one of life’s simple pleasures, a cappuccino, in cake form! Although this cake takes more the appearance of a cappuccino as opposed to the flavour. Cappuccino Cake Ingredients: (for the cake) 230g caster sugar 230g butter 230g self raising flour 4 eggs, beaten 1 tbsp. cocoa powder 1 tsp. baking powder 3 tbsp. instant coffee dissolved…

Elderflower Cordial

The British hedgerow is a treasure trove of many a thing, including elderflower. The gorgeous white blossoms unmistakable from their aroma, are in peak season at the moment so make the most of them whilst you can get your hands on them. We went out for a lovely dog walk, up in Eartham Woods, home to…

Lemon and Lavender Scones

Lavender adds an interesting element to these scones, combined with the lemon makes a treat for the taste buds. The subtle floral notes combined with the punchy lemon flavour is absolutely heavenly, which matches the weather we’re having at the moment perfectly! Lemon and Lavender Scones (you will need a greased baking tray and a…

Onion, Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper Focaccia

A cross between a pizza and a bread, this combines the best of both worlds with a soft bread base, drizzled with garlic infused olive oil, topped with sliced onions and freshly cracked black pepper, its a simple match. Onion, Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper Focaccia (makes 2 breads) Ingredients: 475g strong white bread flour…