Coffee cake

Yum, yummy yum, yummy yum. I love coffee, and I love cake. Making a cake like this one makes me very happy – it’s a real find-it-in-a-National-Trust-cafe / village-fete-WI-cake-stall kind of cake, the kind of cake that makes you sit down with a cup of tea or coffee and just enjoy eating a hearty slice.… Continue reading Coffee cake

Sausages + prunes with red wine

More Autumnal yums that needs surprisingly little work to produce something rather marvellous. I’d say that mash is obligatory here, because you don’t want to waste any of that delicious red wine gravy. Serves 4 but is easily scaleupable (yes that’s a word). Ingredients 2 large red onions sliced into half moons 2 tbsp olive… Continue reading Sausages + prunes with red wine

Carrot cake

This cake is one of my favourite ever cakes, in part because it’s the cake I made for my daughter’s first birthday, well over a decade ago. But also because it’s the kind of cake you hope you’re getting when you order a piece of cake. It’s absolutely yummy and the only carrot cake recipe… Continue reading Carrot cake

Turkish salad

I know I know, it’s kind of like a Greek salad, but there are some differences (namely walnuts, sumac, dill + mint). I’d happily eat this for lunch every day with some fresh bread, or in the evening alongside some fish or chicken, a glass of rose and preferably a sunset or sea view! (Note… Continue reading Turkish salad