Strawberries & Cream Ice-cream

Homemade ice-cream is one of the greatest treats in life. Way, way, way superior than any store-bought version. No preservatives, only happiness. I have strong feelings about the number of preservatives in store-bought ice-cream, after suffering a particularly scary allergic reaction where my face swelled up to alarming proportions. My face. At the time the cause…

Killer Whale Cake

When I made this cake (and others), the plan in the back of my mind was to write up these blog posts with detailed instructions and plans on how to replicate them. Obviously that was a crazy idea – I don’t remember the details, I didn’t take any notes and I don’t have the patience…

Cheese Scones with a Touch of Cayenne Pepper

It’s been a long time since I’ve added a blog post. Moving house, with the resulting chaos and admin, has just about eliminated any desire to cook for the last two months. However, Mother’s Day seemed the perfect time to get back to baking, and I have a very savoury tooth at the moment. I…

Flaky Gruyere Shortbread

Fridays, for me, are synonymous with a 5pm glass of wine and snacks. All day I watch the clock and count the minutes until I can get home, relax and have a glass of wine with crispy snacks. Usually that’s chips. Because they are easy and I’m tired at the end of the week. But way, way better…

Chocolate Brownies From Heaven (Gluten-Free)

Chocolate brownies aren’t a hard sell. It’s chocolate, mixed with butter and some sugar, baked until the outside is crunchy perfection and the inside is a soft, dense cocoa sensation. These ones are also gluten-free, which is handy when your guests have dietary restrictions. I haven’t done these with nuts yet, but of course you can – add 50g chopped…