Weekend Bakes: California Raisin Scones

It’s all becoming very real… today, I will be packing up my most glamorous frocks and packing those last few essential pieces of baking kit before heading down to Brighton tomorrow. Foodies Festival starts this weekend! YES! Chances are that I will be coming to a town near you between now and September with the Foodies Festival roadshow so be … Read More

Weekend Bakes: Strange, Mad Celebration

Good morning, you gorgeous lot! This is it; the countdown to the weekend starts here and forecasts are for sunshine all the way. I am in a good mood. Several factors have contributed to this – I have a brand new shiny car (another white Fiat 500 to replace my old one!) with a fabulous stereo, my summer is looking … Read More

Weekend Bakes: There Is Nothing Like A Dame

As we march headlong into the weekend and the sun is starting to show its face, I wanted to bring a little sunshine into your kitchen with my Lemon Drizzle Cake recipe. Pick up some unwaxed, organic lemons today or tomorrow and fill your home with this oh so sunny delight (even typing that made me giggle with 90s nostalgia) … Read More

Weekend Bakes: Chocolate!

One day into Lent and I’ve already failed. After nomming my way through a few pancakes on Tuesday, I briefly considered trying the traditional few weeks without chocolate until Easter. Then Chris came home with a packet of Rolos and I fell off the wagon as soon as I had clambered on it. So let’s all fall of the wagon … Read More

Weekend Bakes: Bowie Lightning Flash Cookies

Those of you who follow me on social media will know that I celebrated the life of my hero, David Bowie, with friends at the Absolute Bowie show in Bedford last Friday night. While I know that many people are sniffy about tribute bands, I can honestly say from the bottom of my heart that Absolute Bowie are a wonderful … Read More

Weekend Bakes: Shaking Up A Retro Classic

Have you seen the latest issue of Vintage Life Magazine? Inside its glamorous pages, I am interviewed by my darling friend Kevin Geddes, author of the rather wonderful blog Keep Calm and Fanny On. Kevin and I share a love of all things Fanny Cradock and, though I needed no excuse, I jumped at the chance to dress up as … Read More

Weekend Bakes: How’s the Healthy Eating Going?

I have been trying soooooo hard to be good since Christmas. I’m not dieting per se, so much as just not eating as much as I would like to… as much as I did over the festive season; everything. I ate everything, constantly. So I’m restoring the equilibrium and not mainlining chocolate for breakfast at the moment. The problem is … Read More

Weekend Bakes: You Deserve Breakfast Muffins

I think you all deserve a round of applause this Thursday afternoon for the end of the working week is in sight and you are killing it! Seriously, look at you, adulting it up after several glorious days of chocolate for breakfast and sitting in front of old movies on TV all day in your PJs. *I’m sure it wasn’t just … Read More

Weekend Bakes: Vegan Salted Caramel Millionaire’s Shortbread

Oh, my darling dears, how the weekend is in sight… just a couple of days until another glorious pre-Christmas weekend. This weekend, I will be caroling with my Mum (before settling in together for the final of Strictly Come Dancing!) and going to Christmas lunch with my oldest friends. One of these not-so-old, old friends just happens to be the … Read More

Weekend Bakes: Ruby Christmas Cake 

Happy lunchtime, you gorgeous lot! I can honestly say that, though I have long been looking forward to the December slow-down, my diary has shown no sign of abating. I seem to be making plenty to busy myself with! This week, we filmed another short tutorial for my new YouTube channel. This is very much ‘coming soon’ so subscribe today … Read More