Category Cakes

JAFFA-CAKE CAKE, WITH BLOOD ORANGE MARMALADE & CHOCOLATE GANACHE TOPPING

I saw a lovely post from My Kitchen Witch about homemade Jaffa cakes. I’m partial to a Jaffa cake every now and then, it’s sort of a guilty secret. They’re often on offer in the shops for 99p and I can’t resist them. By the time I’ve eaten five, however, I can’t ignore the dryness […]

CHOCOLATE CARAMEL SHORTBREAD WITH ORANGE & SALTED PISTACHIOS

This isn’t something we have very often.  In fact, I posted a very similar recipe almost a year ago, and that was the last time we made it!  But after tasting this, I’ve decided that it deserves more than just an annual celebration.  Life is short, after all. The fruity tang of orange and the salty crunch of pistachios turn the typical, […]

BRANDY, CRANBERRY & MARZIPAN CAKE

We went up in to the hills earlier today, to nourish body and mind in the open air before the creeping darkness set in, which seems to be happening earlier and earlier with each passing day.  I wanted to collect sloes – late I know, but thought we might get lucky and happen on a few […]

GINGER & NUTMEG SCONES WITH SPICED BERRY COMPOTE

Whilst we were away, we made a batch of scones to keep us going inbetween meals (what can I say – it was an indulgent few days: being that they were eaten with generous amounts of clotted cream and fruit compote, one of these bad boys was pretty much a meal in itself!)  Crystallised ginger in soft, crumbly […]

CARROT KHEER INSPIRED PUMPKIN PIE

The most beautiful pumpkin turned up in our veg box this week, which made my morning when I saw it – I’d been hoping for days that we’d get one, as I’d got it in my head that I wanted to try my hand at a sweet pumpkin pie.  I didn’t fancy anything too rich, […]

CARDAMOM, ALMOND & CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH A COFFEE DRIZZLE

Regular visitors to this blog will know that I can’t get enough of cardamom.  I also drink a lot of coffee.  Throw them together and you’ve got something really special, particularly when you add chocolate into the  equation.  Browsing through Delia Smith’s website, we came across her coffee and cardamom cake with pistachios.  I liked the look of it, but don’t […]

RASPBERRY & BRIOCHE (BREAKFAST OR BRUNCH) BREAD & BUTTER PUDDING

I’ve never really considered bread and butter pudding as being a suitable breakfast food, but if pancakes are acceptable every now and again, then, on closer inspection, I don’t see why this version of the pud shouldn’t feature on a weekend brunch table occasionally.  It’s actually surprisingly light and not overly sweet, using only a little butter, […]