Peanut Butter And White Chocolate Flapjacks

There’s something rather beautiful about sticky, gooey golden brown flapjacks. At any time of the day they’re the perfect sugar boost and as they’re made from porridge oats they must be healthy…right? Here I’ve knocked the classic aside slightly and thrown caution and calories to the wind with the addition of white chocolate and crunchy…

Lemon And Blackberry Loaf Cake

Lemon drizzle cake is without doubt one of my favourite flavours for cake and I love the almost pudding-like texture when the lemon syrup has absorbed into the cake. Here Ive added blackberries into the middle of the mixture to create a fruity, colourful loaf which is perfect with a dollop of greek yoghurt or…

Rhubarb And Vanilla Cakes

  It’s rhubarb season which means you have no excuse not to throw the beautifully bright pink fruit into everything you bake. I love the taste of rhubarb and inspired by picking out eight of my favourite rhubarb cakes I decided to make some for myself. As rhubarb is such a strong flavour it needs to…

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…

Banana And Salted Caramel Loaf Cake

I think we can all agree that whatever we bake – or eat – adding some salted caramel to it can only make it better. At the same time, banana cake is an all-time favourite classic of mine so naturally here I’ve merged the two together. Banana cake is relatively easy to make and can…

Surprise Lemon Drizzle Birthday Cake

    March is always a busy time for me as five of my closest friends all have their birthdays within a few days of each other so it means spending a lot of time making birthday cakes. This lemon drizzle birthday cake was for my friend Nina which I decorated with the simple addition…

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…

Incredibly Easy Chocolate Cookies

I’m not sure about you but I like to have a few ‘go to’ recipes I can whip up in less than an hour and enjoy when I’m in need of a sweet fix. You know those times when you must have something sweet and delicious but you really can’t be bothered to leave 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…

Zingy Lemon Drizzle Cake

The varieties on a traditional lemon cake are endless and here I’ve gone for a round lemon cake drenched in lemony syrup and coated with flaked almonds. It’s incredibly easy to make and looks beautiful topped with icing sugar and almonds. I also threw in some dried blue corn flowers to add a little extra…