Banana Oat Bars

I often have overripe bananas left over from the weeks shopping and I usually end up making banana bread but in my recent (failed) efforts to cut down on cake before I head to Chicago for the World Champs (I leave in 4 days…..ahhh), I thought I should create something slightly more healthy with them….

Justin Gellatly’s Chocolate Brownies

I’m telling you now I have never in my life had a better brownie than these.ย I realise that’s a rather bold claim but I genuinely think i’d be hard pushed to either make or find something as good. I’ve been meaning to make a trip to the Bread Ahead stall in Borough Market for a…

Banana & Strawberry Breakfast Muffins

It’s not very often that we have left over bananas that have gone brown by the end of the week but whenever we do it’s the perfect excuse for me to make banana bread. Check out my banana bread recipe with coffee butter ๐Ÿ™‚ This time I thought i’d try something a bit more exotic…

Healthy Rhubarb & Strawberry Summer Dessert

I hadn’t planned this recipe at all, it was one of those throw together left over items in the fridge kind of pudding but it turned out to be completely and utterly delicious so I just had to share it! It also only took 15 minutes to make and it could make a very yummy…

Lime and Mint Friands with Mojito Buttercream

Ahhhh summer. I believe summer may have finally arrived here in London wahhooooo! I’ve got lots of exciting events and holidays lined up for summer – starting with a trip to San Sebastian in Spain….TOMORROW. San Sebastian is total foodie heaven and I cannot wait to feast on pinxtos and wine for 4 solid days. I’m…

PB&J Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

The first time I ever came across PB&J was on a family holiday to Texas when I was 9 years old. At that time the PB&J combination apparently hadnโ€™t made it across the waters to the UK so it was a completely bizarre concept for us Brits. I remember being sat in a restaurant in…

Ultimate Hot Cross Buns

Standard Easter baking recipe post alert! I’ve tried a variety of Hot Cross Bun recipes in the last couple ofย years andย I think this one tops them all. Hot Cross Buns are without a doubt the best Easter bake out there. They’re not too naughty, not too heavy or rich, you can eat a whole load…

Welsh Cakes

Eating these perfect bites of comfortย will always remind me of coming home from a wet and windy walk along the coast path in Pembrokeshire (South West Wales) and curling up by the fire with a cup of tea and a plate of toasted welsh cakes. We have a small house in a tiny tiny village…

Toasted Banana Bread with Coffee Butter

This recipe inspired by the most amazing coffee shop near my house that serves the most incredible toasted banana bread. It is equally inspired by one of my best friends with whom I like to eat said banana bread at said coffee shop ๐Ÿ™‚ The wonderful thing about banana bread I think is that because…

Perfect Mince Pies

I call them perfect because I’ve been making these mince pies with my mum ever since I can remember. So to me they’re just how mince pies should be – small melting little mouthfuls of thin flaky shortcrust pastry with a lovely dollop of mincemeat. My mum always used to say that she preferred having…

Nutella & Candied Hazelnut Cupcakes

My first post! So this post had to be about cake, and about chocolate because…it’s my birthday! I made these delicious cupcakes to take in to work. Last year was my first birthday working in a proper full time office job after finishing university and I was completely unaware of the rule that on your…