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Sweet potato brownies

Sweet potato brownies

Sometimes I feel like I’ve been living in a cave. I guess that’s the fallout from moving house recently and having two, super-energetic little ones charging around and keeping me on my toes. The thing that has had me feeling like the last one to “get with the program” this time is the advent of...
Raspberry Friands (Gluten-Free)

Raspberry Friands (Gluten-Free)

These dainty little morsels were baked in honour of my friend Lucy’s visit. We don’t see Lucy that often but when we do meet it’s always lovely to catch up – we were introduced in New York by a mutual friend and we’ve stayed in touch ever since. She also lives in London, but on...
The original red velvet - chocolate beetroot cake

The original red velvet – chocolate beetroot cake

    Happy Valentine’s day y’all! Whatever that means to you. I love baking so much that I think nothing says you care more than a homemade cake. I made this recipe for my friend Lola’s new site, Canteen. I used fresh beetroot from my veg box but you could easily use vacuum packed –...
A healthier take on gingerbread men

A healthier take on gingerbread men

My eldest came back from nursery with a biscuit and I knew there would be trouble. His 18 month old sister doesn’t take kindly to not having the exact same thing that he has, no matter what it is. To avoid toddler Armageddon, I stalled him from tucking into it while I looked around for...
Carrot and pineapple cake (Low GI and Gluten-free)

Carrot and pineapple cake (Low GI and Gluten-free)

  Hello Blog It’s been a while. So much water under the bridge since I last posted. Changes in day jobs and seasons. It’s good to be back. This is a cake I baked with my 3 year old, G. I like baking with little ones as it’s good for them to have a vested...
Super quick banana cake

Super quick banana cake

When my bananas are so ripe they can get out and walk from the fruit bowl I figure I need to take action. That action is usually to bake something but if I don’t have time I stick them in the freezer in their skins. At any given time I usually have 3 or 4...
Low carb coconut and raspberry cake

Low carb coconut and raspberry cake

I made a lovely group of friends during my first pregnancy and have been lucky enough to stay in touch with them. It had been a while since I’d seen them as I’ve returned to work after baby number 2 and am no longer around when they are in the week. I invited them over...
A healthy sweet treat: Apricot and oat bars

A healthy sweet treat: Apricot and oat bars

On Monday I was craving a sweet treat and really needed it to be healthy as I’m still going to the gym in earnest. The recipe is from my favourite cookbook that I picked up, by chance, in a discount book shop in Cumbria. I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed reading a cookbook as much...
An ode to Prunes

An ode to Prunes

This Sunday while I was making lunch I decided I had to have cake and custard. A couple of ingredients stood out on my usual raid of my cake ingredients: A small bottle of French almond extract and some dried prunes. Now, some people sniff at prunes and associated them with old people who sit...
Apples and my big mouth!

Apples and my big mouth!

These cupcakes were born out of my inability to keep my mouth shut. I had taken my eldest to playgroup and was mid-conversation with a group of other mums when I observed him leaning against a fence sinking his little milk teeth into what looked like a giant bramley cooking apple. From the pained expression...
Hummingbird cake to beat fruit flies.

Hummingbird cake to beat fruit flies.

While I was pregnant with baby number 2 I became obsessed with muffin making. I think it was the immediacy of it that got me hooked. I made raspberry and white chocolate, choc chip and banana and dark chocolate chip muffins. The latter became a permanent fixture due to the fact that we had an...

Pear and almond cake

While we were holidaying up North we were presented with a gift of homegrown pears from our hostess’, Lizzie Gilchrist, Uncle (John). There were quite a few of these gloriously sweet pears – too many to scoff raw so I wanted to do them justice in a cake. This is a Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall recipe...