Cupcakes must be like buses… I go ages without making any and then they keep popping up one after another. It’s not long since the last ones and there are more in the pipeline!
I had some left over icing from the plum and coconut cupcakes and used it for these cupcakes [Read on...]
It’s become a standing joke that I barely ever publish any cupcakes. It’s not deliberate, I just go ages without doing them.
These plums had been intended for something entirely different but I was struck with inspiration to combine plums and coconut in cupcake form.
They’ve actually been in the fridge a [Read on...]
Imagine if you will, twelve ladies squeezed into an intimate space with a knife wielding chef in his Chelsea kitchen (within the grounds of Chelsea FC no less).
And meet the star of the show, this unsuspecting bird who is about to get the Marco Pierre White treatment.
Teaching us how [Read on...]
Believe it or not, this recipe was inspired by a totally different savoury recipe, Charlotte Pike’s lemon and courgette tart with pesto.
I admired the idea of baking the fresh produce for 15 minutes, smearing a rectangle of puff pastry with something yummy out of a jar (in this case Gran [Read on...]
My grandmother was red faced and embarrassed. She’d just had her diction corrected by an eight year old.
It’s not quitch-y grandma, it’s keeesh.
We were bustled away from the deli counter at high speed.
I joke now that my foreign languages are excellent so long as it’s only the menus I’m being tested [Read on...]
Meet The Art of French Baking by Ginette Mathiot published by Phaidon.
You know Phaidon books, they’re those big tomes in the manner of Silver Spoon that cover various cuisine comprehensively.
Now I’m not knocking this book as a whole yet, because that would be unfair after attempting one single recipe.
But I’m not [Read on...]
I’m trying hard to only put DSLR photos on this site whilst blogging family meals that were instagrammed over at my family food site Dinner With Crayons.
But actually it was this shot above that did this recipe more justice (plus I didn’t scorch the pastry second time I made it!!)
With [Read on...]
It’s always lemon meringue pie, why is it always lemon meringue pie? Don’t get me wrong, I love lemon meringue pie to bits.
I’m not as obsessive as Nigel Slater and his step mother in Toast (brilliantly depicted by Helena Bonham Carter and Freddie Highmore) who memorably pitted themselves against each other making magnificent [Read on...]