Have you ever tried Whoopie Pies? I hadn’t either, before yesterday. And now I wonder where they’ve been all my life! As part of a bank holiday weekend project, I made these carrot cake whoopie pies to enjoy. They were so much fun to make- essentially, they’re two biscuits sandwiched together and filled with buttercream… Continue reading Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies
The accepted wisdom is that if you haven’t baked banana bread whilst being in lockdown, are you even doing it right? But it’s not surprising that banana bread has been so popular whilst quarantining- it is utterly delicious, the natural sweetness of the fruit lending itself perfectly to baking. I tried out this recipe from… Continue reading Going bananas for banana bread
Happy New Year! Seeing as we are now on the last day of Christmas, I thought I’d post a throwback picture of the dessert table at a Christmas do at my workplace. It was beautifully arranged and the colours made me feel very festive. Looking ahead to a fantastic 2020, full of gorgeous and delicious… Continue reading Christmas Sweet Treats
Okay, so I had a lot of sweet food over Christmas. However my favourite was probably this Irish Liqueur Cheesecake, courtesy of The Chequers in Houghton Conquest.
Great doughnuts, great company. I’m super fussy about doughnuts, preferring jam, but these were divine. Longboys, Boxpark, Wembley
There is nothing better than a big slab of salted caramel cake and coffee with friends on a damp Autumn afternoon. Fancy Bakery, Bedford
It’s me. The lesser- spotted me. I’ve been super busy recently with holidays etc. (look out for more info in a forthcoming post!) However, I’m not too busy to share some pics of my recent trip to Bill’s restaurant in Greenwich, in which I continued my mission to find London’s best dessert. Bill’s Melting Bombe… Continue reading Bill’s Melting Bombe
It was my birthday on Monday and I celebrated by visiting some lavender fields and having some of their lavender tea and a lavender scone: I really recommend a visit to Mayfield Lavender Farm in Banstead- it’s layer after layer of purple-y goodness.
Beignets with cinnamon sauce and mousse au chocolat with a strawberry- the question is: are you going to share? Cafe Rouge, Hays Galleria, London Bridge
Haarlem is a cute historical city, with an old market square that boasts several museums and an impressive church named (imaginatively) Grote Kirk. The city’s proximity to the sea, and Noord-Holland‘s fertile farmlands, means that food in Haarlem is wonderfully fresh and delicious. After spending the day visiting the flower gardens in Keukenhof (one of… Continue reading My food travels in the Netherlands: Haarlem, The Hague and Amsterdam