Archive of ‘Baking’ category

Baked Apple Cake

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As soon as the air gets a bit cooler I tend to bake an apple cake, and complain about how it is cold yet too soon to put the heating on. This apple cake is good central heating, at least. This recipe is for Gemma, who runs a fantastic local cafe and shop, The Linton Kitchen. She asked me about this recipe after I posted a picture on Instagram. I do hope it graces her cake counter, amongst the rest of her delicious cakes!  (more…)

Sticky Toffee Brownies

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In the last month or so we have moved in to our first home (no more landlords!), I started a lovely new job in the heart of Cambridge and we’ve enjoyed a fabulous long weekend in Dublin. I made these brownies after we’d unpacked the essentials and my bigger, new kitchen was screaming bake something!

Sticky toffee brownies are the best a way to christen a new pad! The smell of baking certainly makes a house feel like home, and taking a break from unpacking to melt chocolate, weigh flour and set a kitchen timer was much appreciated.  (more…)

Honeycomb & Ginger Chocolate Tiffin

honeycomb and ginger chocolate tiffinTiffin, for a chocoholic like me, is heaven. It’s perfect with a cup of coffee, and it is easy to make and customise. For this recipe I decided to play with the traditional elements of a tiffin (digestive biscuits, raisins) and add some homemade honeycomb and spicy ginger biscuits. The finished tiffin is indulgent and sweet with a nice kick of spice, and much like a Crunchie. (more…)

Fennel Crackers & The Cheese Market [Recipe + Review]

fennel crackers for cheese-001I love cheese, and I’ve very much enjoyed the resurgence that British cheeses have had recently. We have some excellent home grown cheesemakers that are making it easier and easier to find fantastic cheese on our doorstep.

The Cheese Market, an online artisan cheese shop, contacted me recently to ask me to review their cheese, which I was delighted to do, especially having seen the selection their website! (more…)

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