Coffee & Walnut Financiers

I can’t believe I haven’t posted anything on here since May. Despite having more spare time, I’ve found myself concentrating on other things. We’ve been busy working in our garden, going on long dog walks, getting back into jogging, baking … Continued

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

I think these might actually be the best muffins I have ever baked. The batter is rested overnight, which really develops the lemon flavour and they taste just like the muffins you get from coffee shops. They are light and … Continued

Chocolate Chestnut Squares

I’ve gone back to the book that started off this whole blog, Patisserie: Mastering the Fundamentals of French Pastry. Some of the recipes in Christophe Felder’s books are a little dated now, but I found this recipe for chocolate brownies … Continued

Ispahan Yoghurt Cakes

Ispahan is one of my favourite flavour combinations, it’s a blend of rose, raspberry and lychee that is attributed to Pierre Herme, he’s even dedicated an entire recipe book to ispahan. It’s so exotic and floral, but at the same … Continued

Elderflower Madeleines

The elderflower season is almost over. The familiar white flowers have nearly all but vanished from the countryside, turning into little green elderberries before ripening into the dark purple fruit. If you’ve been organised and made your own elderflower cordial, you … Continued

Chai Hazelnut Financiers

I’ve fallen in love with chai, ever since I had a delicious masala chai in one of my favourite Indian restaurants. This wasn’t always the case though, my first experience of chai was a chai latte at a well-known coffee chain. It … Continued

Chocolate Banana Bread

  These cakes came about because Lindt sent me a batch of their dark chocolate to try and because I had some bananas that desperately needed using up. I didn’t want to make just another banana bread, I wanted to make … Continued

Strawberry & Pistachio Financiers

What do you do when Ocado send you some free strawberries? Well you could make a fruit salad, eat them with some sugar or make Eton Mess. I decided I’d use these strawberries to make financiers, I love how English strawberries are … Continued

Pistachio Moelleux

After a few bakes that have been pretty labour intensive (Blackcurrant Mousse, Jaffa Cake Entremet), I really fancied making something that looked and tasted delicious, but wasn’t an elaborate 2-3 day process. As much as I love baking all of … Continued