Coffee Walnut Swirls

When I was a student, I sustained myself through hours of revision with supplies of my favourite pastry – Chelsea Buns from Greggs the baker. Those supersized fluffy mounds of dough, studded with raisins and topped with a sickly white … Continue reading

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

Strawberry & White Chocolate Buttermilk Muffins

  It’s strawberry season … and although I usually pair white chocolate with raspberries, the abundance of beautiful berries available prompted me to try this combination. It may sound awfully sweet but the secret of these muffins is the buttermilk, … Continue reading

Banana Chocolate Chip Loaf

  There are a couple of recipes that always take me back to my childhood. Both of these recipes came from a shabby old 1970’s publication of the Be-Ro baking book. My Mum and Gran both used this book to … Continue reading

Chocolate Palmiers

  These little breakfast pastries are the easiest and fastest things in the world to whip up and bake. I can’t think of anything better to knock up in a rush to accompany your morning coffee than these little knots … Continue reading

Cheese, Chilli & Jalapeño Scones

  This recipe inspires endless variations: next time, I think I’ll add chorizo or sausage into the dough, or perhaps do a sundried tomato, black olive and green pepper version. You should get 8- 9 scones out of this mix … Continue reading