Gingerbread Cake with Custard Frosting

There are so many delicious must-have sweet-treats and desserts floating around at Christmas time (mince pies, fruit cake, Christmas pudding, yule log…) that the classic Gingerbread Cake sometimes gets over-looked. Often, we opt to get our gingerbread fix from baking cookies instead, which ticks a lot of boxes for me. Yet sometimes, I want all…

Assam Tea Scones

I’m a little bit obsessed with tea and so when I’m scrolling through Pinterest, tea recipes always catch my eye. Usually you see things made with Earl Grey – for that wonderful Bergamot flavour, or with Matcha – if you’re feeling daring. I wanted to try something that used a different kind of tea. Assam…

Cardamom & Rose Shortbread

Cardamom and rose are tricky flavours to work with. They’re not everyone’s cup of tea and do have a habit of over-powering recipes if you get a little heavy-handed. But this is no reason to run in the opposite direction, because when they come together, boy do they sing! I think that the sweet buttery…

Carrot & Peach Mini Loaves

“Bugs Bunny was wrong…¬† People think that their rabbits should eat carrots because that’s what Bugs Bunny does. But he’s a cartoon, real rabbits don’t talk, and they shouldn’t be eating carrots too often either.” Rachel Roxburgh, an animal scientist from the RSPCA. That’s right, Bugs Bunny is responsible for 11% of pet rabbits suffering…

Carrot Cake Biscotti

I don’t ever want to be in a position where I have to choose my favourite cake… But if push came to shove and like, world peace was riding on it or something, I’d probably say carrot cake. For me, it’s such a beautiful marriage of flavours: the natural sweetness of carrots with sugar and…

English Scones

For a small unsuspecting slightly-sweet roll, scones (or should I say¬†scones) stir up a fair amount of contention. First there’s the pronunciation. Does it rhyme with con or cone? A YouGov poll revealed that 51% say scone (con) and 42% say scone (cone). Hardly conclusive. Apparently, geography has little to do with it and neither…

Fig & Ginger Truffles

For me, fig and ginger is a glorious pairing: a match made in heaven. One is sweet and sticky, the other is warm and spicy. Cover that in melted chocolate and you really will think you have gone to heaven. I won’t lie to you, truffles are time consuming and things can get a little…