Lemon and Barley shortbread biscuits

Lemon and barley have been paired since at least the time of the Ancient Greeks, and in the UK was more recently popularised by Eric Hodgson in the 1930s when he served it to Wimbledon players to help them rehydrate. So when the @the_flour_lab sent me some of their beautiful, fresh barley flour, I knew…

Caramelised banana and hazelnut pancakes

The MOST decadent and delicious topping for your pancakes, but it also happens to be one of your five a day? Count me in! These go best with thick, fluffy buttermilk pancakes, find my recipe here ❤ You will need (for two brunchers) 2 ripe bananas 2 tablespoons caster or granulated sugar 2 teaspoons maple…

Best ever buttermilk pancakes

I’d always heard of buttermilk pancakes as some amazing, otherworldly treat only available in restaurants, but I’d never realise just how easy they are to make at home! Buttermilk is acidic, which reacts with the bicarb to create that gorgeous fluffy texture that everyone raves about. This makes a thick, blob-able batter rather than a…

Cheese, bacon, and spring onion scones

IN THE GAME OF SCONES, YOU WIN OR YOU DIE. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀You’re totally right, I DID just mispronounce the word ‘scones’ in aid of a Game of Thrones pun. Worth it. And so are these BRILLIANT scones, packed with cheddar, spring onions, and crispy bacon. The recipe is inspired by a book of fifty scone recipes…

Lemon and lilac loaf cake

This beautiful lemon loaf is unlike any I’ve made before- it’s made with homemade lilac sugar, and the cake itself is spiked with lilac syrup! It’s not a whole lot different to the classic lemon drizzle, but the lilac adds a deliciously buttery, floral note that’s just irresistible. Top with lemon icing and more lilacs,…

Handy Hollandaise

Take your homemade brunch dishes to the next level with this super simple and speedy Hollandaise sauce! A lot of people have this weird idea that Hollandaise is this magical, restaurants-only sauce, or one that you buy in a jar from a supermarket. Not so! This recipe will take your brunch from standard to SUPERB,…

Sourdough bread recipe

The one thing that I bake the most often is sourdough bread. A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to attend a sourdough basics class run by Chris of Player Bakes, which set me up with a starter, a recipe and a proving basket. My first home-baked loaf was a pitifully flat, sorry-looking…

Zingy rocket and blood orange salad

It’s that time of year again! Snowdrops are popping their heads out of the ground, the days are ever so slightly longer, and I’m cramming blood oranges in to as many recipes as I can! This winter salad is full of zing and flavour, with the fruity sharpness of the oranges balanced out by the…

Recipe: Baileys Salted Caramel Brownies

These brownies are suuuuper dense, moist, and chocolatey and the perfect easy festive bake for this post-Christmas/pre-New year time. Baileys kindly sent me a bottle of their new salted caramel cream liqueur, which adds a lovely flavour to these brownies, and makes a ganache that I’d pour on just about anything! Feel free to use…

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…