Cakes and biscuits

three ingredient lemon cake recipe

3-ingredient lemon cake

This lemon cake is a cheesecake look-alike, with no cheese! There’s no baking, and it uses just three ingredients – so it falls into both the super-quick (in te...
recipe for black velvet cake

An alcoholic Irish cake for Maisie

It's St Patrick's Day today.... so something IrishI created this cake from the basic recipe for Black Velvet cake – a dark Guinness and chocolate cake toppe...
coconut and pineapple flower pie recipe

Coconut and Pineapple Flower Pie

This pie is easily made and, thanks to the pineapple flowers which give zing in terms of taste, it also looks spectacular.  Good and Bad news So the ...
rhubarb blondie recipe

Precocious Rhubarb Pink and Whities

went away for a day on a food writing course run at Otter Farm by Diana Henry. So I asked Jessi and Issy to cook lunch for the four remaining adults.When I ...
chocolate brandy cake recipe

Chocolate Rum Cake inspired by Crispins

“She said, ‘I’m terribly sorry, Bruce, I got a bit pissed last night and I gave your telephone number to a man, who you probably won’t like. His name is Peter N...
lemon cookies recipe

Illicit Casa Amora Lemon-scented Cookies

In Lisbon I stayed in a most wonderfully different, endearingly eccentric, sort of pension, the Casa Amora. On arrival I was welcomed by Juan, who met me at the...