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Feta, courgette & chilli savoury muffins

February has been a blur.<p>A blur mainly because of the busy bee day job vying for my attention but also the near-constant torrential downpour limiting …

Chewy coconut & date cookies

<i>Warning: These biscuits are extremely moreish.</i><p>A little bit chewy and a little bit crunchy, these buttery cookies are jam-packed with coconut and …

Stilton & caramelised onion muffins

If you’ve ever perused my blog (probably during your mid-afternoon slump at your desk, guiltily hoovering sub-par work biscuits whilst pretending to …

Bacon, cheese & onion muffins

It’s true that the mornings are brighter since the clocks moved forward and Spring may finally be on its way, shyly peeking in through the crack in …

Tomato, Manchego cheese & basil savoury muffins

Ode to the muffin:<p><i>My oh my, how tasty you are, and so</i> <i><br>Unusually good at tempting me from bed.</i> <i><br>Fit for breakfast, brunch (or even lunch), and</i> <i><br>Far more</i> …

Heart-healthy blueberry & almond baked oatmeal

About a year ago, a start-up US magazine called Nanny Magazine approached me and asked if I would like to contribute some recipes to their maiden …

Heart-healthy pecan, maple & pumpkin seed granola

Until recently I had always relied on shop-bought granola to satisfy my breakfasting needs but, although it’s marketed as a healthy choice (and boy …

Punjabi treat: Gajrela (carrot halva)

Eid Mubarak!<p>When I was little my dad would occasionally make gajrela and my brother and I thought it was the most magical and delicious thing in the …

I can’t believe you made this!* Coffee fudge

Since we moved flat, there’s been rather more DIY-ing and rather less baking than I would have liked. Decorating, fun as it is (“ooh, look at THAT …

Rum & white chocolate fudge

So November’s been a not-so-good month for the blog. Sorry blog and sorry hungry readers. But on the plus side, it has been an absolutely smashing …

Whisky & ginger Dad* fudge

<i>* To address any equality or diversity concerns regarding the title of this recipe being construed as sexist, parent-ist or some other kind of -ist:</i> …

Turkish inspired: Pistachio & cardamom cake with pomegranate cream filling

In the midst of this bleak mid-winter, I fancied a taste of Turkey last weekend. I spent a few days in Istanbul last autumn and it was a true …

Gluten-free chocolate cakes with whipped rum creme fraiche

Another sweet treat today! It was one of my best friends’ birthday a couple of days ago and I’m baking him a cake. This is usually an excuse for me …

Orange & amaretto chocolate torte

My boyfriend’s birthday is next week and as we’re away this year (and I’m frightened of baking in temperamental foreign ovens…) he’s getting his cake …

Coconut choc chip cookies

Coconut-ty, chocolate-y and oat-y all at the same time, these beauties are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, and bursting with shredded …

Coffee cupcakes with coffee & white chocolate buttercream

1. Coffee is very tasty. Fact.<p>2. 1 in 10 of the world’s population do not have access to safe drinking water. Fact.<p>3. This week is UK Coffee Week: …

Rhubarb, almond & amaretto tarts

I have just come back from a rather wonderful holiday in Ibiza (apologies to those of you who remain subjected to the British ‘summer’). The weather …

Squidgy blackberry & marzipan muffins

Although autumn brings with it a slight air of melancholy, grey days and drizzle days (and therefore bad hair days) replacing the laziness of summer, …

Spiced butternut squash whoopie pies with maple cream cheese filling

Hip hip hooray, it’s whoopie pies today! If you’re mad enough to ask WHY…because:<p>– it’s autumn and there are squash and pumpkins EVERYWHERE;<br>– an …

Easy peasy lemon squeezy drizzle cakes

Sometimes we seek culinary adventures to stretch the palate. Sometimes we crave comfort to soothe the heart. I was feeling a little off-colour at the …

Sea salt & *secret ingredient* chocolate brownies

So I went to Argentina, turned 30 and then came back again. Most days went something like this: steak, malbec, some more steak, a bit more malbec …

Sticky lemon thyme cakes

Living in central London without a garden to call my own, I’ve gone a bit miniature-herb-garden-crazy of late and have started cultivating bits and …