Weekend Bakes: A Slice of Americana

Continuing this week’s theme of ‘oh, holy crap, there’s a lot going on at the moment!’ I wanted to share a little something delicious for your weekend baking needs, as well as a little sneaky peek into things to come. I’m just returned from a wonderfully inspiring lunch with stunning Americana songstress Danni Nicholls, in beautiful Bedford’s newest haunt for … Read More

Weekend Bakes: If Life Gives You Lemons…

Today, I am going to be in full-on Edinburgh prep mode for Foodies Festival this weekend. I’m talking LOOONG bathtime, hair set in rollers, nails perfectly manicured (I do my own gel nails, I’m obsessive over them!), and early to bed with a Horlicks. I’ve got an early flight tomorrow and this ‘baking beauty’* needs her beauty sleep! And a … Read More

Weekend Bakes: The Next Best Thing

I mentioned yesterday that I will be at Foxy Belles Summer Shakedown on Sunday with my Salted Caramel Millionaire’s Shortbread. This feels very mean as I know that there will be many of you who cannot get to Bedford Esquires this weekend. I hope that this recipe will be the next best thing. You can rest assured that I will … Read More

Weekend Bakes: Give the Oven a Weekend Off!

All the summer arrived at once, right? This pale girl is melting and hiding in the shade! Assuming that we will keep a little of the warm weather into the weekend (because I am the eternal optimist) I thought that you may wish to stay away from hot ovens. Your Weekend Bake requires no baking and I strongly suggest that … Read More

Weekend Bakes: Shortbread Time!

As the weekend approaches, I know that many of you will be planning a little leisurely kitchen time to bake up treats for your loved ones… and yourselves too, I hope! This one is so much fun and oh so rewarded when it comes to getting stuck in over a cup of tea… Salted Caramel Millionaire’s Shortbread. Just click on … Read More

Weekend Bakes: Some Like it Hot

As we march headlong towards another weekend, I thought I’d share another one of my recipes with you for your weekend baking. I’m going to be at Foodies Festival from tomorrow until Sunday, surrounding myself with incredible food, interesting ingredients, and inspiring chefs, so I thought I would take you out of your comfort zone with this fun bake. My … Read More

Weekend Bakes: 4th July Extravaganza

It is no secret that I adore American cakes and desserts. I often discuss the influence of our American cousins in my live demonstrations but, it just so happens that this weekend I will be visited by MY American cousin! It was while planning a dinner for Zach’s visit on Monday 4th July that I put together a few recipes … Read More

Weekend Bakes: Carrot Cake

OK, so I should not be craving warmth and spice in the middle of June but there is something about this unpredictable British Summertime (perhaps exacerbated by anĀ air of uncertainty in general) that makes me want Carrot Cake. The recipe for my Carrot Cake is on the Recipe page, along with the recipe for Cream Cheese Frosting and a little … Read More