Pumpkin and Cinnamon Muffins

Autumn is by far my favourite season of the year. Not only is there ample opportunities for long walks on crisp, cold days, the food at this time of year is pretty spectacular. After a long summer (most of which the sun was absent) it’s now the season for roast dinners, fruit crumbles, red wine…

Chocolate And Pumpkin Halloween Cake

On the whole I generally tend to shy away from chocolate cakes, largely because they’re either too rich or not flavoured enough, but with the addition of pumpkin this one is delightfully squidgy yet not overpoweringly chocolately. There’s a number of ways you can make pumpkin but I find the easiest (and laziest) is to…

Lemon and Lavender Shortbread

Recently an old friend of mine asked me to bake something for her book club event, held at Sutton House in Hackney. We decided shortbread would be a good choice enjoyed by the fireside while sipping cocktails. The book club was discussing Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar and Lucy¬†organised it through her blog, Deadmaidens.com. Shortbread…

Lemon and Rosemary Scones

Scones are great at any time of year and while you can’t go wrong with the plain versions, topped with butter, cream and jam, here I’ve added rosemary and lemon for a refreshing twist on the classic. Rosemary and lemon is a classic flavour combination and works with pretty much anything, sweet or savoury, but…