Category Archives: American

Everyone’s talking about… Gail’s Bakery’s cinnamon buns

Since moving to Clapham, I now have a roster of fantastic cafés and bakeries on my doorstep, but it’s Gail’s Bakery at Clapham Old Town that has become my regular Sunday morning hangout. With its cosy community feel, friendly staff,

Everyone’s talking about… Gail’s Bakery’s cinnamon buns

Since moving to Clapham, I now have a roster of fantastic cafés and bakeries on my doorstep, but it’s Gail’s Bakery at Clapham Old Town that has become my regular Sunday morning hangout. With its cosy community feel, friendly staff,

Apple season bakes

Apples, spice and everything nice.  Apple season can run from August until May, depending on the variety, however, the majority are ripe for eating in Autumn and early winter. And there’s nothing quite like a wintery apple bake to take

Apple season bakes

Apples, spice and everything nice.  Apple season can run from August until May, depending on the variety, however, the majority are ripe for eating in Autumn and early winter. And there’s nothing quite like a wintery apple bake to take

Restaurant review: My Burger Lab, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Activated charcoal is one of the latest super-ingredients to hit social media, used in detoxifying face masks, health drinks and now breads. Hipster burger joints have made charcoal bun burgers the latest food fad, now a must-have shot on every

Restaurant review: My Burger Lab, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Activated charcoal is one of the latest super-ingredients to hit social media, used in detoxifying face masks, health drinks and now breads. Hipster burger joints have made charcoal bun burgers the latest food fad, now a must-have shot on every

Everyone’s talking about… Russ & Daughters’ smoked salmon bagels

Several years ago, while scrolling through Instagram in search of inspiration for brunch, I stumbled upon Russ & Daughters on a friend’s feed. An ex-New Yorker and fellow foodie, she told me it was one of the city’s oldest and

Everyone’s talking about… Russ & Daughters’ smoked salmon bagels

Several years ago, while scrolling through Instagram in search of inspiration for brunch, I stumbled upon Russ & Daughters on a friend’s feed. An ex-New Yorker and fellow foodie, she told me it was one of the city’s oldest and

Recipe: New York cheesecake

In honour of my upcoming trip to the Big Apple, I decided to bake an all-American classic. Being the first time I have attempted a cheesecake, I didn’t realise quite how long they took to bake and was therefore up

Recipe: New York cheesecake

In honour of my upcoming trip to the Big Apple, I decided to bake an all-American classic. Being the first time I have attempted a cheesecake, I didn’t realise quite how long they took to bake and was therefore up

Recipe: Lemon and cinnamon brioche french toast

(Sorry, no photo currently. It was so good that I gobbled it up too fast!) Ingredients: 2 slices brioche (from brioche loaf) 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 1/2tsp ground cinnamon zest of 1 lemon vanilla ice cream For the butterscotch

Recipe: Lemon and cinnamon brioche french toast

(Sorry, no photo currently. It was so good that I gobbled it up too fast!) Ingredients: 2 slices brioche (from brioche loaf) 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 1/2tsp ground cinnamon zest of 1 lemon vanilla ice cream For the butterscotch

Everyone’s talking about… Bread Ahead’s hot cross bun doughnuts

Hot cross buns are one of my favourite sweet treats. Topped with lashings of butter that runs down your hand as you bite into the fruit-packed, sweet, spiced bun, I can never stop at only one. So when I saw

Everyone’s talking about… Bread Ahead’s hot cross bun doughnuts

Hot cross buns are one of my favourite sweet treats. Topped with lashings of butter that runs down your hand as you bite into the fruit-packed, sweet, spiced bun, I can never stop at only one. So when I saw

Everyone’s talking about… Crosstown’s doughnuts

I hate doughnuts. Or at least I thought I did, but Crosstown may have proven me wrong. With its stylish flavours and secret sourdough base, Crosstown has turned an oily, sugar-laden, beige lump into an exquisite confection. I am a

Everyone’s talking about… Crosstown’s doughnuts

I hate doughnuts. Or at least I thought I did, but Crosstown may have proven me wrong. With its stylish flavours and secret sourdough base, Crosstown has turned an oily, sugar-laden, beige lump into an exquisite confection. I am a

Recipe: Black Forest pancakes

Ingredients: Pancakes: 135g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp caster sugar 130ml milk 1 large egg flavourless oil Toppings: frozen Black Forest fruits (cherries, blackberries, blackcurrants, grapes) Greek yogurt honey Method: (place a clean, dry

Recipe: Black Forest pancakes

Ingredients: Pancakes: 135g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp caster sugar 130ml milk 1 large egg flavourless oil Toppings: frozen Black Forest fruits (cherries, blackberries, blackcurrants, grapes) Greek yogurt honey Method: (place a clean, dry

Recipes: Two boozy bakes for Christmas

Amaretto Brownies Boozy brownies, perfect on a cold winter’s night. Seriously dark chocolate spoked with Christmas flavours; bursts of tart cranberries in every bite liven up this otherwise dense, rich treat. Deliciously moist, with a dense, fudge-like texture dotted with nuggets

Recipes: Two boozy bakes for Christmas

Amaretto Brownies Boozy brownies, perfect on a cold winter’s night. Seriously dark chocolate spoked with Christmas flavours; bursts of tart cranberries in every bite liven up this otherwise dense, rich treat. Deliciously moist, with a dense, fudge-like texture dotted with nuggets

Restaurant Review: Flat Iron, Soho, London

Flat Iron began life as a pop-up in Shoreditch, but as demand for its signature steak grew, the owners decided to settle down in a cosy three-storey joint on Beak Street. Here you can still get steak for only a

Restaurant Review: Flat Iron, Soho, London

Flat Iron began life as a pop-up in Shoreditch, but as demand for its signature steak grew, the owners decided to settle down in a cosy three-storey joint on Beak Street. Here you can still get steak for only a