Lemon layer cake

Lemon layer cakeThis cake is a delightful cross between a sponge cake and cheesecake, with the lemon sauce providing a refreshing twist. So, why bother making two cakes separately when you can have all in one?

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Chocolate orange bundt cake

Chocolate orange bundt cakeThis chocolate orange cake is moist and velvety. By making it in a bundt tin, it looks more interesting, too.

The cake is perfect for an indulgent afternoon tea and if there’s any left over, you can pop the pieces in the freezer.

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Simnel cake

???????????????????????????????This simnel cake is fruity and spicy with two luscious home-made marzipan layers – without of course forgetting the 11 oval marzipan balls that give the cake its characteristic look. Read more…

Biscotti

BiscottiBiscotti are twice-baked dry biscuits from Italy. They are a great snack with your afternoon or morning coffee/tea.

This recipe is from my book No Naughties: Sweet treats without sugar, wheat, gluten and yeast. Read more…

Gingerbread house

Gingerbread houseAs children, my brother and I used to make a gingerbread house every Christmas. It was always so much fun. This recipe is originally from my mum and I have adapted it to suit gluten- and sugar-free diets. Read more…

Pumpkin and rhubarb muffins

Pumpkin and rhubarb muffin in a pink case with some rhubarb stalks on the sideThe sweetness and earthiness of pumpkin coupled with the zing of rhubarb is just wonderful in these muffins. They also have a streusel topping which makes them look attractive and adds extra texture. Read more…

Chocolate squares

Chocolate squares with some strawberry quartersI made some yummy chocolate squares this week. Tucking into some soft chocolate sponge topped with luscious chocolate spread has to be the ideal way to celebrate the National Chocolate Week – or any week for that matter… Read more…

Blueberry squares

A photo of blueberry squares sprinkled with some xylitol on topMakes 16 squares

These blueberry squares are a wonderful afternoon treat, or even a delicious addition to your lunchbox. The freshness of the blueberries and the lemon zest reminds me of happy summer days. Continue reading

Baked nectarines with almond crumble

A photo of a nectarine half that has been topped with some almond crumble. Serves 4

The soft fruit season is here, so let’s make the most of it. I love to eat peaches and nectarines on their own as well as use them in desserts. This recipe is simple to make and the combination of the soft and juicy nectarines and the slightly crunchy almond crumble is just divine. Continue reading