Bourbon Caramel Poke Cake

November 5, 2017

I’m back with a pretty American recipe, it has to be said. It’s got pumpkin and bourbon — two flavors that will always epitomize America to me. People go a little crazy for all things pumpkin pie spiced as soon as the first day of autumn arrives. I work for Allrecipes  in Seattle, and the arrival of the PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte) in Starbucks is somewhat of a milestone every year, and heralds the onslaught of fragrant cakes, and all things pumpkin related.  When I moved here first, I was a little cynical about the whole obsession with pumpkins, but now it’s kind of comforting and synonymous with a cozy American fall  (Help, I’ve been sucked in!!!) Continue Reading…


Sweet Summer Fruit Tarts

September 6, 2016

fruittarts (3 of 5)

Late summer fruits are always sweeter as they’ve soaked up all the summer sun and are extra ripe and juicy. I always find the last few weeks of summer are always the sweetest and best too. I try to cram in as many sunny evening walks, barbecues and make as many memories before autumn arrives and the days get shorter. Continue Reading…


Jam Jar Banoffee Pots

June 10, 2016

Banoffeepots (1 of 3)I can’t say summer is here, because it’s not official until June 20th, but in my eyes summer is here! The sun is out, and the evenings are long and bright – I say let’s have a picnic! Everything tastes so much better outside in the sunshine. Continue Reading…


Citrus Raspberry Olive Oil Cake

May 12, 2016

LemonOliveOilCake (3)If you want a light and springy cake with a touch of fruitiness then you can’t go wrong with this citrus olive oil cake. It tastes lighter than an all butter cake, and has a delicious crisp crust thanks to the olive oil. Continue Reading…


Celebration Pavlova

April 9, 2016

Pavlova (2 of 4)

In the 5 years that I have been blogging, this has been my longest break yet. A whole four months has passed since my last post, but I am finally back 🙂 In December I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy called Jack, and our life has been a wonderful whirlwind ever since. Continue Reading…


Lemon Curd and Blueberry Sponge

December 9, 2015


At this time of year, I usually make mince pies, or chocolate cake, but this year I am opting for something lighter and fresher. Lemons are plentiful here in the winter time and lemon desserts are a personal favorite of mine. This cake is a simple Victoria sponge, with some fresh lemon curd, blueberries and cream. Continue Reading…