Bread & Buns

Ontbijtkoek “Breakfast Cake” aka Dutch Spice Bread

Ontbijtkoek “Breakfast Cake” aka Dutch Spice Bread

Happy New Year! I know we are well into January (ahem, approaching February), and I’m not entirely sure when the cut-off date is, but Happy New Year all the same! Isn’t it cold? London has been thickly coated in frost for what seems like forever, and […]

Swedish Semlor Buns (Shrove Tuesday Buns)

Swedish Semlor Buns (Shrove Tuesday Buns)

I’m always excited to dip my toe into Scandinavian creations, so when I first saw a photograph of these I just had to give them a go! Semlor buns are a massively popular bakery treat and were traditionally enjoyed during the run-up to Lent, but […]

Southern Corn Bread

Southern Corn Bread

This is a classic. It’s the perfect way to mop up your plate of chilli or any spicy stew really – and as it’s winter, there’s plenty of those going on in this house! It is also now my vegan topping of choice for my […]

Vintage Swedish Tea Ring

Vintage Swedish Tea Ring

I’ve got a bit of a weakness for Scandinavian inspired recipes. Previous offerings on this blog include Havrebrød (oat and honey loaf) and the thrifty Bondepige Med Slør. Swedish Tea Ring (sometimes called a ‘garland’ or just bread) is a gem of a recipe. It’s […]

Pumpkin Scones: Chocolate Chip or Cheesy!

Pumpkin Scones: Chocolate Chip or Cheesy!

This versatile (and Hallowe’en-appropriate) recipe was inspired by a batch of delicious pumpkin and chocolate chip cookies whipped up by my lovely friend James. I was trying to work out an unfussy recipe to use up the flesh scooped out of our obligatory Hallowe’en pumpkin, and […]

Easy Focaccia

Easy Focaccia

I put this recipe together this afternoon, when I realised we had no garlic bread to go with our pasta supper – and was also wondering what to do with the left over sun dried tomatoes lurking in the fridge! It turned out so amazingly […]

Sicilian-inspired Bread

Sicilian-inspired Bread

The beauty of living and working in the cultural melting pot that is London, is that you get chatting with people from all over the world – and I love to ask what food reminds them of home. Their favourite local dishes never fail to […]

Wholemeal & White (’50/50′) Loaf

Wholemeal & White (’50/50′) Loaf

After the decadence of my previous post, I felt it was necessary to share something a little more wholesome. I also thought it was about time I included a basic bread recipe on my blog as it’s something I make so frequently, but was worried […]

Chelsea Buns [Cinnamon Rolls]

Chelsea Buns [Cinnamon Rolls]

I woke up yesterday with a sudden memory flash of school dinners. As I’ve mentioned before in a previous post about Cornflake Crunchies, I have rather happy memories of school dinners, although admittedly most of these involved primary school desserts as opposed to the reckless […]

Sweet Tear & Share Bread (Nutella version)

Sweet Tear & Share Bread (Nutella version)

I’d never even heard of a ‘tear and share’ bread until I saw a cheese and onion example made on an episode of the Great British Bake Off – now they are everywhere! It’s essentially a load of small buns, flavoured or otherwise, baked so […]