Almond Buns

These buns are a delicious hybrid of a chelsea bun and the amazing filling you find in an almond croissant. I love almond croissants and I have made them and almond Danish pastries at home before, but they are not … Continued

Hot Cross Buns

These hot cross buns are so good, I’ve made them twice now. When they are freshly made they are pillowy soft, delicious and bursting with fruit and spices. Then after a couple of days, as they get a little bit … Continued

Lardy Cake

I had three attempts at different lardy cake recipes until I got it right. I wanted a lardy cake that would taste like the ones from my childhood, purchased from bakeries that no longer exist. The first lardy cake I … Continued

Salted Caramel Babka

Whilst we’re at home, all of those jobs you’ve always meant to do but never got round to, are suddenly getting completed. The cupboard you’ve been meaning to sort through, the junk in the garage, even the dreaded shed has … Continued

Chocolate Hazelnut Brioche

As I’m sure you can imagine, I have a lot of cookbooks. The majority of them are patisserie or baking books though, so I’m a bit lacking on dinner party inspiration and evening meals, but the dessert course is usually … Continued


Crumpets, those delicious breakfast or tea-time favourites. I love them toasted, almost burnt and slathered in butter and Marmite. It never occurred to me to bother making my own, they’re so cheap to buy and it seemed like a bit … Continued

Blueberry Brioche

What do you do when your online supermarket sends you a free punnet of blueberries? Well you browse through ALL of your patisserie books until you find a recipe you like, that really makes these little berries shine, like these … Continued


The British Larder is one of the first blogs I ever followed. Right at the beginning before they opened a pub. I salivated over Ross and Madalene’s recipes and always vowed to attempt at least one of them. It’s typical of … Continued

A Nice Easy Chocolate Orange Loaf

After a weekend away in Cambridge and embarking upon a redecorating project at home, I wanted something really simple to make this week. I already felt like I didn’t really have any spare time to make something very intricate, so I … Continued