Doughnuts

Black Doris + Cardamom Doughnuts

 Prep Time : 45 Minutes | Cook Time : 10 Minutes | Total Time : 3 hours | Difficulty : Frying Hello my lovelies! I can’t go past a good doughnut. This recipe is a two-fer – you get a jam and a dough all in one. When we have bread class my demonstration batch of doughnuts never get fried…

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Yeast Breads

Grape + Black Pepper Focaccia

 Prep Time : 15 + 10 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 3 hours | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! Can’t go too long without a bread recipe for you. Don’t want you to feel strangely empty or anything. A dose of carbs will sort it out. Today we are mixing sweet and savoury.…

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Cakes, Cupcakes

Not-Birthday Hazelnut + Nectarine Friands

Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 25 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy-ish Hello my lovelies! We’re feeling a little bit french and a little bit fancy today. Perfect for a not-birthday treat. One of my favourite people has a hard time at her birthday. But that doesn’t mean she shouldn’t have…

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Bars and Slices

Apricot Crumble Bars

Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 30 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! Now that you have a haul of gorgeous sunny jam or if you just love apricot things lets get down to business. These bars have lots of my favourite things. Apricots. Jam. Oats. Sesame. They also…

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Preserves

Apricot Twist Jam

 Prep Time : 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 30 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Jam Hello my lovelies! It’s jam season. I won’t shut up about it. Sorry not sorry. Apricot is my all time favourite jam. Today we are putting a zesty citrus twist on it. Sunshine in a jar. Apricots can be…

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Life

LIFE: Heat + Sweet

Hello my lovelies! It is still hot. Too hot for cool weather creatures like me. I’ve been busy making preserves which is probably not helping the heat. I’ve been going mad with caramels. And I caught up with some friends I don’t get to see very often. Sugar featured strongly this week.

Preserves

Chilli + Lemongrass Jam

 Prep Time : 10 + 10 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 + 30 Minutes | Total Time : 2 hours | Difficulty : Preserves Hello my lovelies! I love preserving season. I am going mad with all the jams and pickles I want to make. I have already made plum jam with some of my smuggled crop from back…

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Yeast Breads

Overnight Saision Baguettes

Prep Time : 5 + 30 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : Overnight | Difficulty : Bread Hello my lovelies! We are just gonna jump in at the deep end. I couldn’t wait to share this with you. It’s so fabulous. And I know you can make a baguette even if it seems out of…

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Life

LIFE: Bittersweet

Hello my lovelies! It’s been a bittersweet week. I’m settling back into working with lots of ideas bubbling around. I’m making proper plans for the year ahead. I’m slowly regaining my fitness and trialling a standing desk. And sadly we lost my Nannie to pneumonia. A sweet and generous lady who will be missed dearly.

Cakes, Cupcakes

Spiced Honey Cupcakes

 Prep Time : 15 + 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! Going back to work is hard. You deserve a cupcake. These spiced honey beauties are soft and sweet and filled with comforting spices. We’re not quite ready to let go of Christmas completely. I…

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