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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Black Tea Cake with Bramble Jam and Lemon Buttercream

IMG_0374I bought a new camera.

And it is beautiful.

It’s only the second camera I’ve owned so I was pretty picky (going back and forth between cameras that were a little cheaper); trying to decide between spending less and being satisfied or blowing my budget and being utterly ecstatic. I ended up doing what I always do when I’m going to buy something big and pretty important. I researched. Continue reading “Black Tea Cake with Bramble Jam and Lemon Buttercream”

Petite Cointreau Soaked Savarin with Lemon Cream

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I hate house sharing.

I’m just going to put it out there and say what every other twenty-something is thinking.

At least, I hope it’s not just me. Continue reading “Petite Cointreau Soaked Savarin with Lemon Cream”

Lemon Thyme and Apricot Tatin

tarte tatin softLast week was scary and exciting. Those two feelings together almost always accompany something amazing.

My amazing thing was moving out of my house and into London. I had to say goodbye to my mum (my cat too) and the surroundings that I’ve loved for 19 years. Only recently, since leaving school and growing up a lot in very little time, did I realise how much I really loved where I lived. Tranquil, homely, comfortable and quiet. Continue reading “Lemon Thyme and Apricot Tatin”

Citrus Madeline Sponge, Strawberries and Cream with Roasted Strawberry and Ginger Ice Cream

finishedAfter making the Roasted Strawberry and Ginger Ice Cream last weekend, I decided that I should really show you how I would make that pretty ice cream into a dessert.

Yeah its pretty awesome on its own but its even more awesome accompanied by a light citrus cake, fresh strawberries, Chantilly cream and sandy roasted pistachios. Also, it’s nice to make a little extra effort sometimes to create something ten times more tempting. Continue reading “Citrus Madeline Sponge, Strawberries and Cream with Roasted Strawberry and Ginger Ice Cream”

Lemon Loaf Cake with Elderflower Syrup

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When I think of future me, I think of a mature worldly woman who lives by the beach. I mean like, actually on the beach in a big house with washed white wooden floors and navy blue shutters. Taking long morning walks in flowing cardigans and boat shoes, scones baking in the oven. All of this along with a well-known patisserie completely my own. Continue reading “Lemon Loaf Cake with Elderflower Syrup”

Back to basics: Lemon Meringue Pie

lemon meringue 4Just look at that pie.

Or any pie for that matter.

They’re so inviting. The feeling I get with pies is similar to my feelings on birthday cake. That urge to just throw your face into the top of it. I’m yet to fulfil my dream of eating an entire birthday cake with my hands. Continue reading “Back to basics: Lemon Meringue Pie”

Back to Basics: Tarte au Citron

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Note to self: never use a blowtorch unsupervised… again.

If there’s one thing I know about myself it’s that I panic. If I were in the movie Titanic, I would be that girl that everyone gets pissed at because she can’t stop freaking out. I would be the person screaming, ‘We’re all going to die!’ Very melodramatic. This fact has just been reconfirmed with my close encounter with a blowtorch. Continue reading “Back to Basics: Tarte au Citron”