Recipes

Deliciously Rich Fruit Cake

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Everyone needs a good tried and tested rich fruit cake recipe up their sleeve. Whether you ‘feed’ it with brandy, marsala or alcohol of your choice is upto you, but make sure you make it a few weeks before you plan on eating it. It tastes much better if you let the cake mature, and if you are going to ice it then leave it to dry out around 1 week before so the icing sticks!

Coffee Nutty Pecan Cake

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Having a slice of cake with a coffee is a real treat and almost a must in my home. This coffee and pecan cake covers both bases, and you can add a splash of Marsala or Tia Maria if you fancy making it boozy.

Saffron Shortbread

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I think the name of this recipe says everything. Shortbread is truly delicious and if you make it yourself you can really play around with the flavourings. I love to use the delicate aroma and flavour of saffron, but you can use cinnamon, ginger and even lemon. Anything goes!

Lemon Madeleines

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Madeleines are a classic French cake baked in traditional scallop shaped madeleine moulds. They can be tricky to get just right, and when made well they are lighter than air. This recipe was taught to me by a baking expert and it hasn’t failed me yet.

Cardamom Spiced Fudge

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I love making my own fudge, and they make the perfect gift. You can taste the love in each and every piece.

Banana Sultana Cake

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My father loves bananas and always asks me to make this recipe when he comes to visit. It’s almost effortless and freezes amazingly.

Honey Nut Crepes

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This is a foolproof recipe that you can easily scale up or down. It uses the same quantities of flour, eggs and milk which makes this one of the quickest recipes you’ll ever make.

Spiced figs with saffron scented yoghurt

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Figs are a great fruit to eat fresh or dried. This dish uses fresh figs lightly scented with wonderful sweet spices.

Cinnamon Summer Berries with Lemon Cardamom Cream

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Summer berries are bursting with fresh flavours and they taste amazing with any sweet spices, especially cinnamon and cardamom.

Blueberry Cinnamon Pancakes

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You can really go to town with the flavourings and toppings with this recipe. These are pancakes, not to be confused with crepes, so just use the base recipe and add whatever you fancy. 

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