Homemade Jammy Dodgers

Jammy dodgers are a true gem of my childhood and something I don’t really get the chance to eat anymore, along with other greats such as pink wafers and party rings. So, after finding myself with a lot of jam to use up, I decided to create my own jammy dodgers to relive my 90s…

Banana Bread (With Coconut Oil)

I’ve always been a keen baker and my belief about cakes and everything sweet is that they should be made with butter in order to taste right. I know butter, sugar and anything else you’re putting into the cake aren’t diet-friendly or healthy foods but they’re not meant to be – cake isn’t promising to…

Lemon And Rosemary Shortbread

Shortbread is a biscuit which no matter what time of day (or night) goes down perfectly with a cup of tea, glass of wine or large G&T. It’s light, crumbly and buttery and has that beautiful melt-in-your mouth texture if it’s baked properly. To lighten up the classic recipe, and because we’ve got an abundance…

Free croissants (and another reason to vote IN)

As if you hadn’t noticed, next week we’ll all be going to the polls to vote to stay IN the European Union, right? But for those still on the shelf about what to vote (IN IN IN) the lovely people of France are sending croissants to Kings Cross St Pancras station next Wednesday  (22nd) to…

This is what 500 free espresso martinis looks like

What more can I say – Shoreditch Grind in Old Street is five today and to celebrate they’re giving away 500 free espresso martinis. If you want to get your caffeine-starved mitts on one, head to the Old St branch for 5pm TODAY (Friday 17th June) – keep an eye on their Twitter page for…

A Gelato festival is coming to London

I love ice cream, you love ice cream, everyone loves ice cream and now an entire festival dedicated to the cold stuff is coming to London. To be technical it’s the Gelato Festival, the richer, creamier and all-round more delicious Italian version, and it’s back for the second-year running from 24 July until 3 July….

Win some FREE cake

Dear cake lovers, I am announcing my FREE monthly cake competition on the blog. What you can win: The winner will receive a cake (hand delivered by yours truly) to enjoy. There is one cake per month on offer, and I can deliver it within zones 1 and 2 in London only. If you do live further afield, I’m…

Cloudy Soft Lemon Loaf Cake

Lemon cake is a winner no matter what the situation, it’s light, fragrant and a fresh way to get your cake fix. Whether it’s with a cup of tea, some fresh lemonade or alongside a gin and tonic, it’s a classic and it works. There are lots of different varieties of lemon cake, from sponge…

Spiced Honey Loaf

We recently read The Bees by Laline Paull in our book club so I created this spiced honey loaf for it. Given that the book is set in a bee hive, I knew something honey-related would work and the cinnamon and ground spice in this one mean it’s not too sickly sweet. There weren’t many recipes around…

Apple and rosemary cake

This year I decided that despite not having a garden, or much outdoor space, I would try my hand at growing a range of herbs and some tomatoes. Now while the tomatoes are yet to show any signs of life, my rosemary plant is happy, healthy and brimming with life so I thought instead of…