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

Raspberry & white chocolate sweet dough loaf // cheats brioche

There really is nothing more welcoming than the scent of a sweet loaf freshly baked from the oven - it's a sort of "I love you" in a smell. With this (relatively) speedy version of a brioche type loaf, you can achieve that in a fraction of the time you would wait for a traditional… Continue reading Raspberry & white chocolate sweet dough loaf // cheats brioche

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

Cinnamon oat crêpes with browned butter peaches and honey

Ingredients Oats, 100g Egg, 1 Milk, whole or semi-skimmed, 250ml Butter, 25g plus extra for frying Cinnamon, 2 teaspoons Salt, 1/4 teaspoon Peaches, 2, sliced or cubed Method Blitz oats, cinnamon and salt in a food processor or blender until the oats are very fine. Transfer to a jug and add the egg. Mix to… Continue reading Cinnamon oat crêpes with browned butter peaches and honey