Cake & Cupcake Recipes

Peach and Almond Cakes with Sea Lavender Honey and Peach Ice Cream

Recently, Ross and I were invited to join the Slow Food UK Chef Alliance. It’s a great organisation and we are both truly honoured to be part of it.

We …

Raspberry and Vanilla Cake

Quite often I get asked to bake birthday cakes for guests, which I enjoy doing. I do love a good bit of cake myself and if it’s not a rich …

Mince Pie Fudge Drops

I love making fudge and as I made some again yesterday to serve as part of our sweet treats selection, I thought I would don my ‘Christmas hat’ and give …

Wicked Bitter Chocolate Cake with Real Ale Ice Cream

This wicked chocolate cake is dark, gooey and rich, and utterly delicious! The real ale ice cream is a perfect accompaniment as the natural bitterness of the ale cuts through …

Koeksisters

Earlier this month when I was challenged to cook for South African rugby players the nerves set in and to be honest I grabbed the phone and called my mother. …

Mulberry and Adnams Gin Bakewell Tart

Mulberries are fruits from my childhood. Mum has a large upside down mulberry tree in her front garden. It came in handy when I had silk worms as the leaves …

An Elegant Tea Party for The Royal Wedding

Twinings has combined the wonderful aromas of White Earl Grey, Rose and Bergamont, to develop this amazing Royal Wedding Commemorative Blend. These flavours are as elegant as one would …

Bitter Chocolate and Rendelsham Forest Chestnut Truffle Cake

As soon as the first chestnuts appeared nearby here in Rendelsham Forest my brain clicked into overdrive, and the chestnut recipes and ideas started to flow and take over.

I …

Elderflowers Crème Fraîche Tart with British Strawberries

Finally the elderflowers have shown their face, slightly later than last year as I had all my elderflower goodies made by this time. I’m a firm believer that all good …

Chocolate Fudge Cake With Cherries In Red Wine

Cherries and chocolate are a favourite of mine, separately or together they are fantastic ingredients. The cherry season is nearly in full swing and the National Cherry Day is on …

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