Category Cakes

Vegan banana & berry cake

Dear Covid-19. Well, hello! Being an anxious sort, I had always imagined that a global pandemic would happen at some point soon, given how shockingly we treat the planet. But until something like this hits the fan in earnest, it’s hard to process the full reality of it. I fully believe that the author Emily […]

Banana, date and coconut oat bars

My daughter E is nearly 7 but ALREADY I am making her cringe on a regular basis. I knew this would be my role when she was, like, say 11 upwards, but not now! It all feels a bit soon for such eye-rolling. When my husband and I recently attended her Sports Day, we were […]

Bergamot lemon macaroons

Bergamot lemons. Who knew about these? I certainly didn’t. I honestly thought there was probably only one kind of lemon, the usual kind that I squeeze on everything. To be honest I don’t spend much time thinking about lemons. Well. There are actually different types of lemon lurking out there, quite independently of me knowing […]

Pink strawberry lollipop birthday cake

According to my daughter, I am shit at baking birthday cakes. Actually, ANY cake for that matter…

Banana cake with brown sugar & cardamom

  I’ve never been able to get that excited about banana cake. I mean, it’s perfectly nice, can be a bit earnest at times, and, in its worst incarnations, is a bit like eating damp wood. I certainly don’t crave it like I would a chocolate cake. UNTIL NOW. I have just stumbled across a […]

Cherry Pie: a damn fine one

Image: Flickering Myth I was a huge fan of the Twin Peaks TV series in the early 90’s. It was all so lush and mysterious. I loved all the deranged and quirky characters, not least The Log Lady, who wore stout tweed and woollens and had frequent conversations with her log, carried underarm. I once went to […]

Orange & almond amaretti

I never thought that having kids and a resulting lack of personal space was ever going to be easy. And when I moaned yesterday, as I frequently do, that I was sick of the kids being ‘on’ me morning, noon and night, i.e. jumping on my back, pressing their bogey-filled faces onto my leg and […]