‘I never wanted tears on the Bake Off’ says Mary Berry who picks lemon drizzle as her favourite cake, says clean eating is ‘right off her list’ and admits she’s a big fan of high street fashion

  Mary Berry says lemon drizzle is her favourite cake, ‘clean eating’ is not on her list, she was right over ‘ragu-gate’ , and the company you’re with is far more important than the food you’re eating. I went to see her talk about her latest book, Mary Berry Everyday, being interviewed by the Times…

How To Save Your Baking Failure

I’ve had many a cake fail in my time and I like to think the only reason I’m good at baking now is because I’ve made so many mistakes in the past. One of the most frustrating things in life for me is spending loads of time and money making a cake only for it…

10 New Hot Cross Bun Flavours To Try

Hot cross buns are a staple food item for this time of year, toasted and slathered with butter, but if you want something a little more exciting than the classic, look no further. While I am never one to turn down a classic hot cross bun, and the fruity mix of cinnamon, spice and sultanas…

Five Tips For Cake Baking Success

Over the years I’ve made several thousand different sponge cakes and they’ve not all turned out looking beautiful. In fact several have been total disasters which have had to be scraped into the bin in a rage and forgotten about over a strong gin and tonic. However, the trials and tribulations of making so many…

Eight Of The Best Rhubarb Cakes

It’s rhubarb season and that means it’s time to incorporate the colourful, tangy fruit into your bakes. I first fell in love with the flavour when alongside custard, in both warm, comforting crumbles and in the hard-boiled sweet form but there’s now a wealth of recipes out there to bring it into your baking. The…

My First Sunshine Blogger Nomination

This week the lovely Sílvia of The Happiest Pixel nominated me for a Sunshine Blogger Award. Silvia lives on the island of Menorca (I’m extremely jealous) and her beautiful blog features some amazing recipes along with an inspiring collection of wonderful photos. Along with food and photos, she’s also a big cat fan and said when visiting a…

The Eight Best Lemon Cake Recipes

Zesty, fragrant and delicious alongside a fresh cup of tea – lemon cake is hands down one of the best flavoured cakes on the planet. It’s a beautiful classic that will never go out of fashion and is the perfect treat at any time of day. Whether on its own, drizzled with icing or with…

27 Days Of Dry January (Almost There)

It’s been 27 days with no alcohol and I am not only incredibly smug about this fact, I also feel like a different person compared to a month ago. After an extended festive season it wasn’t hard to turn down the alcohol at the start of January and now after almost four weeks I feel…

I’m Not Sure About You Dry January

It’s day seven and apart from a few periods of sickness I can’t remember the last time I willingly went this long without alcohol, and it feels really good (spoiler; this is a very smug post). In the past week the benefits have been almost immediate and it’s not been too much of a struggle…

Day Four Of Dry January…

It’s day four of January and that’s four days of having no alcohol, after a six-week long binge before Christmas with endless Christmas parties and festive meet ups. So far I am feeling pretty good. I have managed to get up early, make green juices every morning and even go to the gym twice –…