Posts Tagged: cake

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 summer berries layer cake

Nothing says summer better than fresh berries and zingy lemon, layered up and drowned in glorious white chocolate. Ingredients: Sponge cake 285g caster sugar 285g butter or margarine 5 eggs 285g self-raising flour 1 tsp lemon essence 1.5 tsp vanilla

Recipe: Lemon and summer berries layer cake

Nothing says summer better than fresh berries and zingy lemon, layered up and drowned in glorious white chocolate. Ingredients: Sponge cake 285g caster sugar 285g butter or margarine 5 eggs 285g self-raising flour 1 tsp lemon essence 1.5 tsp vanilla

Recipe: Mum’s coconut and cherry cake

This recipe is courtesy of my mum who baked the cake this morning. I was drawn to the sweet smell escaping from the kitchen and thought it too good not to share on my blog. Both my mum and my

Recipe: Mum’s coconut and cherry cake

This recipe is courtesy of my mum who baked the cake this morning. I was drawn to the sweet smell escaping from the kitchen and thought it too good not to share on my blog. Both my mum and my

Recipe: Lemon drizzle with rosemary and olive oil

Bring a touch of the Mediterranean sun into your kitchen with this olive oil, rosemary and lemon cake. Although more of an autumn/winter herb, I love the subtle note of rosemary, which gives a piney, tea-like aroma to the zingy lemon.

Recipe: Lemon drizzle with rosemary and olive oil

Bring a touch of the Mediterranean sun into your kitchen with this olive oil, rosemary and lemon cake. Although more of an autumn/winter herb, I love the subtle note of rosemary, which gives a piney, tea-like aroma to the zingy lemon.

Café Review: Selamlique, Istanbul, Turkey

When stuck in an airport for 10 hours, eat, drink and be merry. When it’s also 4am and you’ve just come off of a 7-hour flight, start with coffee. If you’re going to be stuck in an airport for the

Café Review: Selamlique, Istanbul, Turkey

When stuck in an airport for 10 hours, eat, drink and be merry. When it’s also 4am and you’ve just come off of a 7-hour flight, start with coffee. If you’re going to be stuck in an airport for the

Café Review: Highness Café & Tea Room, Highbury, London, UK

TimeOut Love London Awards winner in both 2015 and 2016, Highness Café & Tea Room is a charming family-run cake shop located on the short stretch of high street between Highbury, Islington and Arsenal that has come to be known

Café Review: Highness Café & Tea Room, Highbury, London, UK

TimeOut Love London Awards winner in both 2015 and 2016, Highness Café & Tea Room is a charming family-run cake shop located on the short stretch of high street between Highbury, Islington and Arsenal that has come to be known

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

Everyone’s talking about… Komugi’s Japanese cheesecake

I have previously referred to Komugi’s Japanese cheesecake as being “as light as a cloud”. On second tasting, this is still true. Since my last visit to Kuala Lumpur, Komugi has launched two new flavours of their best-selling confection: chocolate

Everyone’s talking about… Komugi’s Japanese cheesecake

I have previously referred to Komugi’s Japanese cheesecake as being “as light as a cloud”. On second tasting, this is still true. Since my last visit to Kuala Lumpur, Komugi has launched two new flavours of their best-selling confection: chocolate

Everyone’s talking about… Whisk’s Red Velvet cake

Every time I come to Kuala Lumpur, I spend a lazy morning at Whisk, either lost in a great book or typing frantically on my laptop (as I am now). I can confidently say that Whisk is the best place

Everyone’s talking about… Whisk’s Red Velvet cake

Every time I come to Kuala Lumpur, I spend a lazy morning at Whisk, either lost in a great book or typing frantically on my laptop (as I am now). I can confidently say that Whisk is the best place

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

Recipe: Orange cake with chocolate-hazelnut buttercream

This light and airy cake is packed with a citrusy punch and laced with a secret fleur d’oranger centre to cut through the sweetness. Ingredients For the sponge: 6oz unsalted butter 6oz caster sugar 3 eggs 6oz self-raising flour 1tsp

Recipe: Orange cake with chocolate-hazelnut buttercream

This light and airy cake is packed with a citrusy punch and laced with a secret fleur d’oranger centre to cut through the sweetness. Ingredients For the sponge: 6oz unsalted butter 6oz caster sugar 3 eggs 6oz self-raising flour 1tsp

Café Review: Daylesford Farm Café, Notting Hill, London

If you’re planning a trip to Daylesford Farm Café for Sunday brunch then you’ll definitely want to arrive fashionably early and join the band of brunchers sat eagerly awaiting the doors to open at 10. It’s like a military operation.

Café Review: Daylesford Farm Café, Notting Hill, London

If you’re planning a trip to Daylesford Farm Café for Sunday brunch then you’ll definitely want to arrive fashionably early and join the band of brunchers sat eagerly awaiting the doors to open at 10. It’s like a military operation.

The Best Breakfast Spots in Soho, London – A Healthy Start or Morning Munchies?

Soho’s breakfasts are worth waking up early for. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so take some time to do it properly before you knuckle down for a long day at work. Whether you’re looking

The Best Breakfast Spots in Soho, London – A Healthy Start or Morning Munchies?

Soho’s breakfasts are worth waking up early for. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so take some time to do it properly before you knuckle down for a long day at work. Whether you’re looking

The Best Coffee in Soho: Seven Coffee Bars to try in Soho

Now the mornings are light, I find myself waking up early, charged with sunshine fuelled energy. This morning surge of activity inevitably results in an afternoon slump. But I need not fear, as Soho’s best coffee houses are on hand

The Best Coffee in Soho: Seven Coffee Bars to try in Soho

Now the mornings are light, I find myself waking up early, charged with sunshine fuelled energy. This morning surge of activity inevitably results in an afternoon slump. But I need not fear, as Soho’s best coffee houses are on hand

Market Review: Borough Market, London Bridge, London

Market Review: Borough Market, London Bridge, London There’s nothing I love more on a sunny day than wandering aimlessly around a food market. When I lived abroad, I did this quite regularly. But food markets in the UK are few

Market Review: Borough Market, London Bridge, London

Market Review: Borough Market, London Bridge, London There’s nothing I love more on a sunny day than wandering aimlessly around a food market. When I lived abroad, I did this quite regularly. But food markets in the UK are few

Bakery review: Elizabeth D Bakes, Berwick Street Market, Soho, London

Sweet treats minus the guilt. Now this is exactly what I need on a cold and blustery afternoon. And today, I felt no regret for our Friday treats office tradition. The mastermind behind this latest culinary discovery is my colleague who’s

Bakery review: Elizabeth D Bakes, Berwick Street Market, Soho, London

Sweet treats minus the guilt. Now this is exactly what I need on a cold and blustery afternoon. And today, I felt no regret for our Friday treats office tradition. The mastermind behind this latest culinary discovery is my colleague who’s

Recipe: Apple and Pear Pie with Sweet Walnut Pastry

A freshly baked pie is the perfect way to end an evening meal. Try something different with this sweet, spiced walnut pastry; a classic partner to apples and pears. Ingredients: walnut pastry: 200g plain flour 100g walnuts 100g caster sugar

Recipe: Apple and Pear Pie with Sweet Walnut Pastry

A freshly baked pie is the perfect way to end an evening meal. Try something different with this sweet, spiced walnut pastry; a classic partner to apples and pears. Ingredients: walnut pastry: 200g plain flour 100g walnuts 100g caster sugar