Christmas Gingerbread Biscuits

Nothing says Christmas more than the smell of gingerbread and cinnamon floating around your house while you’re doing something festive such as decorating the tree with baubles. Gingerbread is a Christmas staple and if yours don’t get eaten straight away, they make an excellent tree decoration (be warned they won’t last long). The biscuits are also a good staple for when unexpected guests turn up … Continue reading Christmas Gingerbread Biscuits

Banana and Cinnamon Fairy Cakes

When you add bananas to cake something special happens as no only does it become infused with the banana goodness, the texture develops a beautifully squishy feel. If you’ve got some bananas in your fruit bowl which are looking more brown than yellow, they will be perfect to use as when it comes to bananas in cake, the blacker the better. There’s thousands of different … Continue reading Banana and Cinnamon Fairy Cakes

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 buy the pre-made pumpkin filling. You can always de-seed, peel … Continue reading Chocolate And Pumpkin Halloween Cake

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 here in my scones they create a sweet, fragrant and … Continue reading Lemon and Rosemary Scones

Five Of My Favourite Floral Cakes

I am a big fan of using fresh flowers to decorate cakes and it’s a very cheap way of making a cake look good. Fresh flowers can instantly make a cake look beautiful and they look far better than artificial man-made decorations (but please always check they’re edible before throwing them onto your cake). One of my biggest inspirations in floral decorations is Lily Vanilli … Continue reading Five Of My Favourite Floral Cakes