Lemon, white chocolate and pistachio shortbread

There's no better excuse for baking than terrible weather. Given the choice, on any rainy day (and there are lots in Wales) I'd batten down the hatches, stick on a 90s rom-com and bake. This time, I decided to take inspiration from an old bake-off episode and reinvent some lemon and white chocolate shortbread. I … Continue reading Lemon, white chocolate and pistachio shortbread

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Clementine Drizzle Cake

Clementines really are at their best at this time of year. This is exactly why I couldn't bring myself to throw away some slightly squishy little fruits in our fruit bowl that hadn't quite made the mark. Instead of going in the bin, they've been repurposed in the form of this tasty clementine cake with … Continue reading Clementine Drizzle Cake

Lemon, honey and thyme polenta cake

This recipe is loosely based on Jamie Oliver's five ingredient orange and polenta cake from his new TV show, Jamie's Quick and Easy Food. I've been trialling a few recipes from the current series and I've so far found them to be really quite good. I've adapted this one to include lemon and thyme instead … Continue reading Lemon, honey and thyme polenta cake

Port Stewed Plums with Mascarpone Cream and Oaty Crumble

It seems as if September has come around all too quickly this year. In London, the balmy evenings of August have suddenly turned cooler with a decidedly autumnal nip in the air. Although I am sad to say goodbye to the summer months, with the onset of cooler weather comes the bounty of September produce: … Continue reading Port Stewed Plums with Mascarpone Cream and Oaty Crumble

Hot Cross Bun Muffins

Happy Easter! Although this Easter, for me, brings deadlines and long days in the library, its been nice to take a break and do some seasonal baking. I love the baked treats that come with the Easter weekend (not just the chocolate eggs) and making these muffins has been a nice way to enjoy the … Continue reading Hot Cross Bun Muffins

Ginger and Yoghurt Baked Cheesecake

I love the flavours in this cheesecake, ginger and yoghurt has been one of my favourite flavour combinations this week and it makes a great refreshing yet indulgent dessert. The stem ginger in this recipe is an optional step, if you want extra ginger-y-ness I would recommend, but if you want a more mild cheesecake, … Continue reading Ginger and Yoghurt Baked Cheesecake

Autumn Cookies

Even though it's only September, I can't help but be secretly excited to be hiding away in a jumper again! As the chilly evenings draw in and twilight comes a little earlier,  these cookies are perfect for the season's change. Adapted from one of my favourite oat and raisin cookie recipe, the addition of nuts, … Continue reading Autumn Cookies