Honey & caraway olive oil cake with Quark

This cake may seem plain or even prudent, but there's much to be said for it's humble simplicity. The delicate flavour of the caraway perfectly compliments the hint of lemon, and is all set on top of an unusually moist texture. The cake gets its satisfyingly moist, soft texture thanks to the Quark. Quark is… Continue reading Honey & caraway olive oil cake with Quark

Dark chocolate orange sablé biscuits with orange sugar

Adapted from Edd Kimber - Patisserie Made Simple Ingredients 275g plain flour 40g cocoa powder 3/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/2 teaspoon flaked sea salt 200g unsalted butter, room temperature 50g caster sugar plus extra for rolling 200g light brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 150g dark chocolate, chopped small Zest of 1 large orange… Continue reading Dark chocolate orange sablé biscuits with orange sugar

Perfect cinnamon buns

Recipe from the Hummingbird Bakery's Home Sweet Home book. Ingredients for the dough 300ml whole milk, lukewarm 2 tablespoons caster sugar 1.5 teaspoons dried active yeast 500g strong white bread flour 1 teaspoon salt 85g butter, chilled, in chunks for the filling 80g butter, very soft 80g soft dark brown sugar 1.5 teaspoons cinnamon 1 egg,… Continue reading Perfect cinnamon buns

M biscuits // malted milk chocolate sandwich cookies

The flavour combination of malt and chocolate in a Malteaser is undoubtedly an absolute winner, but their tiny size and airy texture (designed to fulfil it's claims of being a "lighter" chocolate, I know...) leaves them, in my opinion, lacklustre. These moreish sandwich biscuits get you that chocolate malt fix, with a load more bite.… Continue reading M biscuits // malted milk chocolate sandwich cookies

Duke of Cambridge tart

A recipe from a scrap of paper passed on from a friend, I have no idea why this is called "Duke of Cambridge tart" or even if that is it's real name, but actually who cares; this sweet, fruity tart with a boozy boost is pure indulgence, and very easy to make. Indredients 1 x… Continue reading Duke of Cambridge tart