Limoncello and Poppyseed cake

I’ve always been a fan of lemon cake, whether it be lemon and poppyseed, lemon drizzle or lemon curd….it’s always a winner in my books. After watching The Great British Bake Off I was inspired to mix up my usual lemon cake by adding Limoncello! Limoncello is an Italian, lemon liqueur usually had chilled as an after dinner digestivo. But why not have it in cake too? This cake is moist, boozy and the perfect […]

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Tim Tam Brownie Recipe

I’ve been missing sunny Australia lately. It’s probably because spring still hasn’t arrived in the UK and I’m getting a bit sick of the rain. Mum saved the day with an Aussie care package stuffed full of Vegemite and Tim Tams. Don’t know what Tim Tams are? They are magical, chocolately, biscuity bars of goodness. Please hunt them down asap and enjoy. Now for the recipe – I had a few Tim Tams left over […]

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Shrove Tuesday Pancakes

Shrove Tuesday, although named for its religious significance, is primarily marked by pancake feasting. Before a national day existed for almost every junk food, Pancake Day held the spotlight and rightly so. There’s nothing to dislike about pancakes. Hate sweet food? Have a savoury pancake! Fat or thin, minimal or excessive toppings, the world is your oyster….or pancake in this circumstance. My go to is a Crêpe with sugar and lemon juice or just with […]

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Fudgy Paleo Brownies

For January I’m trying a Paleo diet in an attempt to lose some kilos and be healthier! I’ve tried the diet before and had quite a lot of success but found it hard to carry on for longer then a couple of months. I found it difficult to socialise and enjoy myself on special occasions and began to feel guilty for any tiny slip up. Now that’s not a way to live. So this time I’m […]

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Lamingtons

Lamingtons are a part of every Australian’s childhood (I would hope) but to many outside of Australia the mention of this delicious cake brings a look of confused intrigue to their face. The Lamington is a soft, golden, Australian cake covered in rich chocolate and coconut. Sometimes you can find it filled with cream or jam (my favourite). As I mentioned previously, Lamingtons date back to 1927, these days they make regular appearances at parties, […]

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Bread Ahead Easter baking class

Easter may be over but does that really mean it’s the end of Hot Cross Bun indulging? I say no. Really when you break it down a Hot Cross Bun is just a fruit bun with an embellishment on the top. Remove the religious significance, ignore social judgement and enjoy that bun year long. Better yet, make your own! Over the long Easter weekend I attended an Easter baking class held by my favourite bakery […]

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Citrus Tart Recipe (Paleo)

Autumn is well and truly here in London. Scarfs and beanies are being taken out of storage, umbrellas are making a daily appearance and the leaves are gathering in clusters on the streets. But I’m not transitioning to a soup and porridge diet until the last rays of spring disappear for good. So, to say goodbye to Spring, I’m sharing a citrus tart recipe with you. I love citrus desserts, there’s something so satisfying about […]

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Chocolate Hot Cross Bun Recipe

Easter is just around the corner! For some it may mean enjoying a long weekend and for others it may mean a little bit more. Either way, Easter can’t be enjoyed without hot cross buns. Sure, I understand why people may shun the bun loaded with sultanas so I’m doing you a favour and replacing the misunderstood dried fruit with chocolate. We all remember that dreaded moment as a child when you eagerly took a […]

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