RECIPE: Pumpkin spiced doughnuts

These are ‘cake doughnuts’, baked and yeast-free; I didn’t actually know there were more types of doughnut other than just ‘doughnut’ but then I’d never Googled doughnuts before. However, with my multiple types of doughnut realisation also came the realisation that I don’t actually really know what I want in a doughnut; fluffy, dense, thin,…

RECIPE: Spiced sweet potato waffles

I bought a new waffle iron which I’m very excited about. 2 weeks ago I was trying to create a sweet potato waffle recipe and I managed to make the best waffles I’ve ever made, they tasted great and they didn’t stick to my waffle iron at all. I tried to recreate it the following…

RECIPE: Lentil, quinoa, courgette and mushroom loaf

I was looking through the Kelly’s Bakery cookbook I got when I was in Canada and I came across a nut, quinoa and millet loaf, which got me thinking. I really, really hate nuts (with the exception of the Rapunzel smooth praline chocolate, mmm) and it’s annoying that the only Sunday roast meat alternative seems…

RECIPE: Banana chocolate chip loaf

This isn’t quite the pumpkin recipe I promised, but with work I’ve only had time to do my pumpkin recipes a couple of times, so I don’t feel that reassured that they’re fool-proof. This recipe is however! I decided to post it today because a piece of the cake I made the middle of last…

Pumpkin

After coming back from Canada I’ve been inspired to make pumpkin everything. A bit of a sticking point though was that other than the decorative pumpkins for Halloween, edible pumpkins are surprisingly hard to find in England. I spent my lunch breaks last week looking all over the local area and found a grocer that…

Canada, polar bears and bakeries

We just got back from our 2 week honeymoon in Canada, which was far better than I expected. I think I had the expectation of Canada being a bit like a cold America, which it wasn’t at all – Toronto especially had some amazing architecture and had quite a lot of similarities with London (apart…

RECIPE: Chocolate orange cake bars

This recipe is inspired by all the times I’ve taken cake to work and by the time I’ve arrived, it’s more of a cake wad. I wanted to make a cake that wasn’t crumbly and could take a little bit of bashing about in my work bag in order to make it to work in…

Review: Cookies and Scream on Holloway Road

Cookies and Scream has been dropping hints for ages on their Instagram about opening a second shop, so when they finally announced it was going to be on Holloway Road, we made plans to go on Sunday when it opened. It’s a great location, though more for me than anyone else because from where I…

Wedding

  We finally got married! And more importantly, I finally got to spend a couple of hundred pounds on cake and it be considered normal! All the food for the day was quite important to me. We’d picked the venue mostly because it was in a building in a hotel’s garden that did a BBQ…

RECIPE: Lemon, courgette & poppyseed loaf cake

I haven’t posted in a while because while I’ve been doing a fair bit of cooking (best thing about days I get to work from home), I’m trying to avoid doing too much baking as we’re getting married in September and I’m probably the main source of snack foods. I couldn’t help myself when I…

RECIPE: Chocolate orange ice cream

I bought my partner an ice cream maker in January 2015 for his birthday. I thought it was the perfect present as he absolutely loves ice cream. Since then I have used it to make ice cream about 4 times, he has made 0 ice cream. Apparently loving to eat it doesn’t necessarily mean you…

RECIPE: Courgette and chocolate traybake

I’ve suddenly been busy lately which has given me less time for cooking – I do things in the evening after work 4 days in the week, we had someone to stay last weekend and I haven’t worked from home at all in 2 weeks, which is what usually frees up an hour or two…