It’s Semlor Bun Season

For as long as I can remember, Semlor buns have been on my ‘to bake’ list. It’s taken me a while to get round to making them due to the time commitment required. Originating from Sweden, the buns have a specific season in which they can be enjoyed, as soon as Christmas is over, the…

Reykjavík, Iceland: Photo Diary

Ticking off my first new country of 2019, I travelled to Iceland for a snowy roadtrip around the south of the country, with my best friend, Nicola. Our first day saw us enjoy the capital city, Reykjavík. Although we didn’t have the best weather, we were able to make the most of our short time…

Thean Hou Temple and Chinese Fortune Cookies

I may be in England currently but I’m dreaming of one day being able to spend the Chinese New Year in China itself, or any other Asian country that celebrates the New Year. The photos are taken at the Thean Hou Temple, located near to central Kuala Lumpur, where I was able to visit last…

Copenhagen, Denmark: Photo Diary

The start of 2019 saw me take my first trip, along with my mum and sister, to the city of Copenhagen. A four day escape from the drama that was Christmas, and a chance for us all to bond over beautiful architecture, seriously good coffee and delicious wienerbrød (Danish pastries). Blessed with the most beautiful…

Salted Butter and Chocolate Chunk Shortbread

The craze for these cookies has blown all of social media into a frenzy, and after making my first batch I can see why. Voted one of the best cookie recipes on Instagram I can see why however I still can’t quite bring myself to call these a cookie, in English terms, they are most definitely a…

Coffee Blondies

You’d think making blondies without any chocolate would be impossible, right? You’re wrong. After seeing Sarah Kieffers’ Instagram post about these I put them straight to the top of the list of bakes. These are gorgeous, gooey bites of naughtiness, full of coffee flavour and fudginess. I can’t wait to get my hands on her cookbook…

Mango Pannacotta

A truly Pinterest-worthy dessert, set on a slant to achieve the appearance, a vibrant layer of lightly set mango jelly, creamy vanilla pannacotta, topped with chopped mango and a physalis. Using tumbler glasses helps achieve the striking appearance, however, you could just as easily, layer these up in a ramekin for similar results. Mango Pannacotta…

Baked Lemon Cheesecake

Soft and creamy lemon cheesecake, baked till just set. Lemon makes for such a strong flavour and matches perfectly with the cream cheese. Baked Lemon Cheesecake  (You will need one 8 inch spring release pan) Ingredients: (for the cheesecake) 250g digestive biscuits 150g butter, melted 500g full fat cream cheese 100g caster sugar 2 lemons,…

Lemon Drizzle Muffins

Wonderfully moist, full of zesty lemon flavour with a crunchy sugar topping, lemon drizzle cake in muffin form. Lemon Drizzle Muffins (makes 6 muffins) Ingredients: 125g self-raising flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 75g caster sugar 60g ground almonds 1 egg, beaten 100ml milk 50ml lemon-infused oil (try this one) 1 lemon, zest sugar nibs, to…

Earl Grey Panna Cotta Tarts with Spiced Orange

These make a lovely afternoon tea treat, subtle hints of Earl Grey complemented with the spiced oranges finished off with gold leaf.   Earl Grey Panna Cotta Tarts With Spiced Orange (makes 8 tartlets) Ingredients: (for the pastry) 175 g plain flour 85g butter 30g icing sugar (for the panna cotta filling) 1 Earl Grey…

Espresso Millionaires Shortbread

Millionaires shortbread have been around, an indulgent treat simply made from three layers of shortbread biscuit, smooth caramel and then finished off with chocolate, isn’t it time its earnt an upgrade?