Maple syrup baked granola recipe

Now don’t get me wrong- I loooooove cereal- just not for breakfast! When I’m starting my day, I want something nutritious, hearty, and that will keep me going through the morning, and cereal just doesn’t cut it. I still love eating it, just not when I know I have a day of work ahead of…

Italian Baking with Chef Serena De Filippis

There’s no denying it- pastry is BIG business in London. This culinary art has a long and rich history, and is as loved today as it ever was. But what of the people who dedicate their livelihoods to bringing us the perfect sponge, the lightest brioche, the flakiest croissant? This series focuses on the bakers behind…

Recipe: Rosemary garlic mushrooms on sourdough

This is less a recipe, more an ode to one of my favourite comfort meals of all time; the humble mushrooms on toast. I’m aware that mushrooms can divide opinion, so I’m not expecting everyone to enjoy this one. If you’re one of those people for whom mushrooms represent all that’s wrong with cooking, feel…

Caramel tart with milk chocolate ganache

This gorgeous, no-bake tart is the perfect make-ahead dessert, and is super simple to put together! I created this recipe as a way to use up some beautiful single-origin Colombian chocolate I was gifted, and boy did it turn out well! The caramel is soft but not achingly sweet so it doesn’t overpower the chocolate,…

The 10 commandments of budget food shopping

It’s January, and we’re all feeling the pinch. The holidays have come and gone, but real life continues, and the ‘sorry, I spent all my money on chocolate oranges’ excuse only works so many times before you have to face reality! As a London-based freelancer, money is ALWAYS tight in my house, and whereas I can’t…

Pardon my French (fries)

One of my favourite things about being on Instagram is how many lovely people I get to talk to each day. Social media gets a bad rap, and not without good reason. However my experience of being part of the ‘foodie scene’ on this platform has genuinely been one of friendly, heartwarming interactions both on…

Salted caramel sponge

Salted caramel is like the Little Black Dress of the food world;  it wasn’t always in style, but now it is, and it’s definitely here to stay! It’s also a safe bet if you’re not sure of the genre or atmosphere of the event, as most people seem to enjoy it- I’ve yet to find…

Ice Cream three ways- an ode to the British summer!

It’s pouring with rain as I write this; the first break in a months-long heatwave that has left the entire country reeling. I know we Brits are known for talking about the weather, but it just gives us so much to talk about. This year we’ve had heatwave after heatwave, until eventually we’ve had to…

Featured bakery: Real Patisserie, Brighton

Despite having spent many of my formative years down by the coast and being a self-confessed beach lover, Brighton is somewhere I’d never quite managed to visit. So many people have been telling me how lovely Brighton is (and what great food they have there!), so with the sunny weather and a free weekend, I…

One year of croissant-ing

For those of you who don’t know, this blog was the result of a crazy instagram account dedicated entirely to croissants. It began as a joke between friends after I accidentally treated myself to a rather rubbish croissant whilst out for coffee, and decided to embark on a journey to see where I could get…