Lemon & Blueberry Drizzle Cake with Summer Berries


I made this cake about a month ago. I know, I should’ve shared it sooner. Especially since it was such a crowd pleaser with my family. However, work and life got in the way and before I knew it a month had passed. So has the beautiful summer weather it seems. If anyone feels like reminding England that its July and supposed to be sunny, that would be great.

As much as I love this cake; its simplicity, its humble inviting nature and its glorious taste. It didn’t come without its trial and tribulations. This photoed (and thankfully last) cake was actually attempt number three. After two attempts the previous day (my heart breaks at the amount of wasted lemons) I decided to give it one last shot on the morning of my sisters birthday meet up. THANK GOD it worked or I would’ve probably begun to question my ability as a pastry chef.

I have a big weak spot for a simple slice of cake. Add some fresh seasonal fruit and honestly, I’m yours. There’s something about a simple fresh sponge that just makes my heart sing. This beautiful loaf is light but packed with lemon flavour (three lemons worth!) In every slice you’ll find beautiful blueberry jewels, a generous amount of lemon syrup and sticky lemon icing.


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Apple Cherry and Rye Cake with Honey Mascarpone

IMG_0837After my post last week, along with my revelation on baking using healthier ingredients, I decided to search for a cookbook to start me off on my healthy baking quest. I needed something which focused on baking, with recipes that weren’t just about being nutritious but being delicious. It was also really important that the recipes looked just as good as a typical dessert packed with white flour and refined sugar. After all, we really do eat with our eyes. Continue reading “Apple Cherry and Rye Cake with Honey Mascarpone”

Baked New York Cheesecake

NY Cheesecake closeIt’s Autumn.

Everywhere you go you’re bombarded by scenes of picture perfect families and glossy turkeys sitting atop beautifully set dining tables. Smiles all round. Oversized red baubles hanging overhead, engulfing the streets in glimmering lights.

And it’s really difficult not to get caught up in it all really. However much the brisk breeze sends chills over your cheeks, it isn’t winter yet.

Slow down. Chill. Continue reading “Baked New York Cheesecake”

Lemon Glazed Blueberry Madeleines


This week has been a very greedy and indulgent one. I can’t seem to resist any kind of food recently and want to try and make everything!

However, it does mean that I get to share some great recipes with you.

The first one of those is these gorgeous Madeleine’s. Theres something about Madeleine’s that are so elegant and well… French! They’re the perfect snack size cake with their light as air sponge. Continue reading “Lemon Glazed Blueberry Madeleines”