Apple, Walnut & Spice Tea Loaf

This loaf makes a lovely breakfast slice, especially when warmed slightly and spread with butter and/ or jam. It’s not an overly sweet cake (despite the large amount of sugar!) and the spices are a gentle echo to the apple. … Continue reading

Caprese Tart

As a long-time lover of Italian food, especially their abundant use of fresh produce, I decided to christen this simple summer-time tart ‘Caprese Tart’ as it is filled with roasted cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and mozzarella. It’s simple in design … Continue reading

Butterscotch Praline White Chocolate Biscotti

I like the classy ease of having a jar of homemade biscotti in the kitchen. It makes me feel European and sophisticated, like my favourite Italians, hee hee. On mornings when I am dashing out the door, it’s lovely being … Continue reading

Hazelnut Mocha Baked Cheesecake

I love how extraordinarily decadent a cheesecake is.  For me, a cool, beautiful, titanic cheesecake sitting atop a cake stand is far more alluring than any cake that might occupy that throne instead.  It’s the seriousness of cheesecake that pulls … Continue reading

Cranberry & Macadamia Biscuits

These are the most satisfying of treats to complement a cup of tea or coffee. The original recipe used pistachios, and I’m sure the combination of the pale green-gold pistachios and dark red berries would be beautiful if you wished … Continue reading

The Purple Pig Cafe

I recently did my first professional shoot for a local cafe in my home city of Edinburgh. The Purple Pig Cafe in the city’s Tollcross area is owned and run by the lovely Laura and her brother Jason. These guys … Continue reading