Two vegan birthday cake recipes- both equally delicious

Lashings of gooey buttercream, to-die-for moist sponge, rich chocolatey flavours… though I’d made the two cakes I was presenting to my lactose and egg intolerant flatmate myself, even I couldn’t believe that these  birthday treats were safe for her to eat. The temptation was to launch myself between her and the forkful of birthday cake she … Continue reading

Rich beyond your wildest dreams: delicious millionaire’s shortbread

Sometimes an unemployed journalist just needs something to help her remember that culinary experiences won’t always be confined to Basics chopped tomatoes. And that thing comes in the apparently outrageously decadent form of millionaire’s shortbread. Is that really all that separates the mob from the aristocracy? The ability to transform two cans of condensed milk into gooey … Continue reading

Mississippi Mud Pie

As I’ve mentioned in past blogs, I’m always fascinated by the weird and wonderful world of American baking. Fellow foodie blogger Mrs Duck (of Mrs Duck’s Foodie Quacks) and her Lemon Chiffon Pie post recently inspired me to start delving into recipes from the US. And where better to start than a pud that’s named … Continue reading

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