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…

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…

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…

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…

Cocoa Swirl Pavlova (from my YouTube channel)

Video recipe for this beauty is HERE Pavlova is a much loved dessert from downunder. Some argue it originated in Australia, others will say it is an invention from New Zealand. It doesn’t change the simple fact that this culinary marvel is the easiest showstopper you could possibly present your guests with! The mounds of…

Mini bundt cakes with chocolate drizzle

Yes, I’m playing the chocolate card, guilty as charged! As if mini, individual bundt cakes weren’t adorable enough, I had to go and drizzle a sticky, luscious dark lacquer all over them, thus rendering them utterly irresistible. These cakes incapsulate the beauty of baking, when a few ingredients combined together with a bit of love…

Blueberry, Chia and Olive Oil Cakes

When spring lures us with its sweet promise of long, sun-drenched days, but instead delivers endless weeks of gray skies and relentless rain, I find myself itching to get in the kitchen, turn the oven on and whip up a quick, yet satisfactory fix to perk up my mood. These muffins are my ideal solution to…