Lemon and White Chocolate Christmas Cookies

These eggless, soft (thank you, baking powder!) shortbread cookies are the perfect morsel to get you in the Christmas spirit! I like to scent mine with lemon and vanilla, and drizzle over generous lashings of melted white chocolate, for that extra opulence this season commands, However you can customize this recipe to your liking and…

Vegan “Rudolph” Cupcakes

With Christmas fast approaching I feel I have burrowed myself deep in a rabbit hole of baking! Not that I mind that, let’s be clear here, baking is my happy place. And my actual domestic bunny Hazel loves to steal the fruits of my labour! There goes that metaphor! If you are planning some seasonal…

Lemon and Yoghurt Dunking Biscuits from “Love, Laugh, Bake!”

Nothing fills me with more joy than sharing my love for baking with my children. It’s both the ritual of creating an edible moment together, and the anticipation and excitement waiting for our labour to come into fruition. I am not a very patient baker, let’s be honest, and, with the exception of slow proving…

Easy-ish, almost no-knead Panettone

Almost. Yes, there will be some kneading, but take it from someone who is known for Panettone recipes that will give your upper body an intense workout, this is quite the revolution! Panettone is a traditional Italian Christmas enriched bread, and creating this type of dough, negotiating with eggs, sugar and fats, is never an…

Bussolai, S-shaped Venetian Biscuit

Italian cuisine is well known for its intriguing diversity. With such substantial regional differences, it is easy to encounter a type of recipe that is only ever made in a particular town or village. Bussolai (also known as Bussolari) is one such recipe, typical of Burano, near Venice. You can find them shaped into rings…

Blood Orange and Buttermilk Ciambella

I have never kept my dislike for winter a secret. I don’t do well in the colder months. It appears that my birthday, at the height of Italian summer (July 23! Yes, LEO!) has really built a need for sunlight and warm weather in the very structure of my DNA. So, in the colder months,…

Gluten free Marmalade Scones

Gluten free flour can be rather tricky to manipulate. I often find it at once sticky and powdery, a combination of texture that baffles me! I have found that the easiest way to work it is to start the dough in a bowl and mix with with a chopstick or a wooden spoon until a…

Fudgy, crackly Mother’s Day Cookies

I think it’s safe to say I enjoy the process of making these cookies just as much as I love devouring them. It’s quick work if you have a standing mixer or a hand held electric whisk, as whipping the egg with the sugar until triple the volume is the key to the fudgy texture…

Gluten free Almond Crunch Amaretti (from my YouTube Channel)

Have you subscribed to my brand new YouTube channel yet? It launched a few weeks ago and it is steadily gathering followers, which excites me greatly. I am keen to create a community of like minded food lovers I can offer brand new video recipes to. This is the LINK. Check it out and let…