Dairy Free Banana, Raspberry and Coconut Cakes

Oh, hi there. So, 2017 happened. I’m back. Apologies for the absence. But then, perhaps we’re not friends yet. Perhaps you’ve just come here in search of a stonkingly easy, muddle and mix, refined sugar/ dairy free/ switchable staple muffin/cake hybrid to keep you and yours happy at 10 am with a coffee or babycino. If that’s […]


Grapefruit and Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake

There are everyday cakes and there are special occasion cakes.  And then there are the rare breeds. These are the cakes that are the black jersey dress in your cupboard- the kind that can be comfortable and casual and at home on the couch, or serve just fine at a semi-formal do, so long as […]


Banana Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

I have become one of those people. One whose eyes glaze over at the mention of the dark matter, unable to focus on anything until I get my next fix. I’m talking most specifically about chocolate. If you are in the same predicament and have an urgent hankering for a chocolate loaf cake that’s refined […]


Baked Honey and Bay Custards with Pears

I firmly believe that dessert is important for morale. It’s convivial. It’s ceremonial.  Most nights of the week it’s serviced with a piece of 90 % chocolate and the last bit of my glass of red wine while I silently slink into the easy part of the evening. But when you’re entertaining it’s the section […]


Cranberry Bear Claws – The Revenant

It’s that time of year again. Please excuse the brief departure from the merits of the slow carbohydrate life. Warning, what follows may possibly involve wheat, gluten, refined sugars etc. I say it’s in the name of art. And sometimes, you just need a full palate/palette.  Here is this year’s OscarsFeast, with a dish inspired […]