Brownie Bliss

I’ve found it. The holy grail that any self-respecting baker quests for: the ultimate brownie recipe. Not too dry, not so squidgy that food poisoning’s a real risk…. And it  not only had nuts in it but actual chucks of delicious fudge. I didn’t concoct it but found it sitting seductively on my kitchen counter after a … Continue reading

My first SNOG

A Saturday without sugar is like a Sunday without a roast: fine, but you can’t help feeling you’ve missed out on a day where it’s ok to overindulge so much that you can’t concentrate on anything/sit up straight.  With this in mind, I decided that it was time to ferret out some of London’s more unusual sugary treats. Armed … Continue reading

Baking Made Boring

If one of my friends ever sends me a phone-message picture of delicious, freshly baked focaccia bread, I will immediately delete them from my address book. The only exception would be if the loaf was shaped like a willy. But I’m fairly sure the culprit of said smug posing, Lorraine Pascale of new BBC cookery show Baking … Continue reading

Pious Pie

They said it couldn’t be done. A vegan mince pie (not minced pie, as I originally wrote- this is something entirely less festive looking). Well I’m not one to leave vegans out of Christmas. Or rather I’m not one to leave anyone out of joining me in pudding indulgence- everyone knows that only half the … Continue reading

The Lemon Shizzle

On today’s menu…lemon drizzle cake. Why? Because it’s without a doubt one of the tastiest cakes known to man…and I’ve tried a few (cakes that is). Also, it was between that and analysing in stomach-churning detail the horrendous Sainsbury’s-bought sugar monstrosity that I subjected a crowd to last night. This Brownie Mudslide was like X … Continue reading

Fudging It

There are a few basic facts about my day-to-day existence that I just can’t seem to retain in my head: a. I never enjoy, and should never order, falafel, b. with ‘Strictly It Takes Two’ comes automatic self-loathing, and c. making fudge is one of the most stressful pastimes in the world. In fact perhaps … Continue reading

The Treat Treaty

While fellow trainee journos were coming up with highly admirable, self-improving blog ideas such as exercise class reviews and the political climate of North Korea, I knew there was one thing I could write on with expertise above anything else. SUGAR. Let me tell you why I have the authority to advise on one of … Continue reading