Tag: nuts

Fabulous Festive Nut Roast With Cranberry Sauce

Fabulous Festive Nut Roast With Cranberry Sauce

Yes that’s right. A NUT ROAST. Could this blog be more plant-based hippy-dippy? Before your dismiss the idea completely, I really want to tell you that in the 20+ years I’ve been vegetarian, I’d never even tried a nut roast until the last month or […]

Summer Holidays Week 4: Pecan Cookies

Summer Holidays Week 4: Pecan Cookies

Ah, week four of the summer holidays. Just about half way through for my daughter, who was among the first to finish nursery and will be one of the last to start reception in September. We’ve been doing a lot of baking (surprise!) including things […]

Blackberry & Apple Crumble

Blackberry & Apple Crumble

Every August, I start monitoring the blackberry bushes on the south London common near our home. They surround – conveniently – the paths to the park and duck pond, standard places my daughter likes to frequent. As soon as the blackberries look plump and juicy […]

Lady Baltimore Party Cake

Lady Baltimore Party Cake

I have a real weakness for food with bizarre names, and the very thought of this cake, discovered in a fairly ancient book on American cookery, set my head in a spin. The origin of the name is much disputed and you can Google it […]

Cowboy Cookies

Cowboy Cookies

These gloriously moreish, rustic cookies are based on traditional chunky oat biscuits, but mine are jam-packed with flavours and no two batches are alike – because I keep a Cowboy Cookie Jar. You know how it is – you buy a packet of nuts for a recipe, […]

Streusel-Topped Tropical Loaf Cake

Streusel-Topped Tropical Loaf Cake

This really is an ugly duckling of a loaf cake, but it makes up for it in deliciousness! This is one of my very favourite bakes – it is moist and full of flavour. The streusel-like, crumbly topping is popular in the Caribbean and the cake contains […]