Plum & Ginger Cake

Deep purple and golden brown: aren’t they two of the most beautiful colours in the land at this time of year? I love the crackling reds, the slightly singed orange, the sombre yellows of autumn … but when I spot … 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

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

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

Lemon & Raspberry Roulade

  There is something about the combination of lemon and raspberry which just sings of summer to me. This little beauty is a light yet almost chewy sponge, lifted by a tangy lemon cream filling and punctuated with the sweet … Continue reading

Blackberry Buttermilk Muffins

  There is something about the simplicity and ease of baking muffins that has me pulling out the muffin tin every single time I want the comfort and pleasure of baking with minimum effort.  Muffins require scant minutes to mix … Continue reading