Easy peasy lemon squeezy drizzle cakes
Baking / Free from / Fruit & veg / vegetarian

Easy peasy lemon squeezy drizzle cakes

Sometimes we seek culinary adventures to stretch the palate. Sometimes we crave comfort to soothe the heart. I was feeling a little off-colour at the weekend and wanted the satisfaction of baking without the hassle of complicated ingredients or processes (i.e. without switching my brain on). ย The lemon drizzle cake is the ultimate pin-up for … Continue reading

Turkish inspired: Pistachio & cardamom cake with pomegranate cream filling
Baking / Free from / Fruit & veg / gluten-free / vegetarian

Turkish inspired: Pistachio & cardamom cake with pomegranate cream filling

In the midst of this bleak mid-winter, I fancied a taste of Turkey last weekend. I spent a few days in Istanbul last autumn and it was a true smorgasbord for the senses – a glittering kaleidoscope of bright colours and bold flavours and steamy hammams. Not something I could quite exactly recreate during our … Continue reading

Spiced butternut squash whoopie pies with maple cream cheese filling
Baking / Free from / Fruit & veg / vegetarian

Spiced butternut squash whoopie pies with maple cream cheese filling

Hip hip hooray, it’s whoopie pies today! If you’re mad enough to ask WHY…because: – it’s autumn and there are squash and pumpkins EVERYWHERE; – an American friend just had a baby and I wanted to bring her something (not another babygrow) that reminded her of home; and – my friend Anouk asked me to … Continue reading