Pies & Tarts

Cheat’s Portuguese-Inspired Custard Swirls

Cheat’s Portuguese-Inspired Custard Swirls

I’m almost embarrassed to share this, as it isn’t really a recipe at all. Created in the spirit of Eurovision – this year held in Lisbon and on the tellybox tonight – this is a thrifty three-ingredient, no-effort and strictly tongue-in-cheek homage to the famous […]

Icelandic ‘Happy Marriage’ Cake | Hjónabandssaela

Icelandic ‘Happy Marriage’ Cake | Hjónabandssaela

I’d been itching to try this recipe for ages. Look at the whimsical name! I was instantly intrigued. It’s a bit of a misnomer really though; it isn’t a cake at all, at least not in the traditional sense. It’s actually the perfect cross between […]

Key Lime Pie – Vegan + No Bake

Key Lime Pie – Vegan + No Bake

Ooooh limes! We love you so much. You smell of Mexican summers, gin and tonics and lime-scented shortbread biscuits from Miami (I just so happen to have a recipe for those here). When my husband went vegan back in January, I was fully expecting him […]

Apple Pandowdy

Apple Pandowdy

I know you’re already thinking “pardon?” I love finding a recipe I’ve never heard of before! I found the original version of this in my very old and battered American cookbook and was instantly intrigued, particularly as it’s egg free and therefore easily made vegan. […]

Pea, Mint & Asparagus Quiche (Vegan)

Pea, Mint & Asparagus Quiche (Vegan)

I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the last throes of summer – the unusually warm September afternoons have seen my little girl and I still skipping around in summer frocks and enjoying pink sunsets from our little south London balcony. This week however has started off pretty […]

Peach & Blueberry Shortbread Crumble

Peach & Blueberry Shortbread Crumble

I love a crumble! It’s such an easy pudding to whip up, and requires no particular forward planning. The fruit fillings vary depending on what’s left in the fridge, but I rarely stray far from my regular crumble topping, full of oats and seeds. (Check […]

Shepherdess Pie

Shepherdess Pie

Isn’t this the loveliest name for your dinner? I’ve been making variations of this since I first turned vegetarian (terrifyingly, twenty years ago) and I was trying to replace a Sunday family favourite – shepherd’s pie. I have no idea when the vegetarian (vegan, in […]

Garfield’s Pumpkin Pie

Garfield’s Pumpkin Pie

I’m a winter girl at heart – no doubt something to do with both my birthday and Christmas falling in the same month – but I also love autumn. The turning of the leaves, the chilly morning air and the near-permanent whiff of cinnamon wafting […]

Strawberry & Caerphilly Cheese Summer Crumble

Strawberry & Caerphilly Cheese Summer Crumble

I’ve been itching to post this recipe for a few weeks now, but kept delaying it in favour of child-friendly summer holiday recipes. Well, I can’t hold back any longer as before we know it, strawberries will be out of season! So here it is, […]

Salted Honey Pie

Salted Honey Pie

I know it might seem I’ve gone a bit pie crazy lately; but honestly, in this melting London summer heat, I can’t think of anything I want more (let’s ignore ice-cream for a moment here) than a slice of chilled pie. Especially when it’s drenched […]

Caramelised Orange & Almond Tart

Caramelised Orange & Almond Tart

This tart is the sunniest, juiciest dessert imaginable, and was partly inspired by Nigella Lawson’s caramelised oranges (in ‘Forever Summer’). I was recently daydreaming about a zesty, creamy orange tart – something along the lines of a simplified tart au citron. I searched for something […]

DIY Pop Tarts

DIY Pop Tarts

I was a child of the 80s, when hot buttered toast, drenched in golden syrup, was the norm for breakfast – along with a steaming hot mug of tea. Then out of nowhere, an American ‘breakfast’ hit us like a sugar-crusted bombshell; the Pop Tart […]