Recipe: Crumbly Lemon Cake

I visited my local library in the week, having to return a book is finished reading. The book, if you are interested, was called Kimberly’s Capital Punishment by Richard Milward. I have never read a book like it in my life. Aside from it’s interesting twist, this story is not for the faint-hearted, or anyone […]

Recipe: Bread and Butter Pudding with Berries and Lemon Curd

Bread and butter pudding is a bit of a classic, isn’t it? What better way to fancy up some bread but to pour cream and custard over it, sprinkle with sugar and sultanas then bake in the oven until crispy and golden? I was in the running to make a dessert for a family meal, […]

Fairy Cakes and Coloured Sugar

When was the last time you had a fairy cake? They seem to be the product of school fetes and children’s cooking. Butterfly cakes… now I loved them! I do however remember liking the buttercream more than the cake, and making my own portion of buttercream to eat on it’s own. That makes me feel […]

Father’s Day Feast

Father’s Day was a few days ago now, I know. I’ve been desperate to write this post but haven’t found the time until now. Short on money but with plenty of ideas, I decided to invite my dad around for lunch on Father’s Day. The traditional roast did cross my mind. We don’t eat roast […]

I Love Crumpets!

Anglo-Saxons, I love you too. For inventing the crumpet, I am eternally grateful. Crumpets are very English, although there are Welsh and Scottish versions that have variations to make them slightly different. I haven’t yet met a person that does not like crumpets. Speak up if you don’t! The little rounds of holey loveliness combine […]