Sweet Roses

So sticking with the flowers you can eat theme, let’s move over to the sweet side of life. I use Rose as a flavour quite often in my baking – I just love it and it reminds me of British summertime, and I also use crystalized Rose or Viola petals – they look cool and…

Raw Flower Power

Shifting sideways from my usual sweet food exploration, and heavily influenced by my recent travels, I bring you the rawness of the good stuff. Vegetables. For those of you who are rolling their eyes and with a sarcastic ‘yum…vegetables…raw, I need meat’ just give this a chance. I expect you have seen or heard of the raw…

Nice Buns!

Hot Cross Buns! Hot Cross Buns are great, they are great at any time but somehow they just taste better at Easter, traditionally served on Good Friday – with a nice cuppa, obvs. These delicious little buns are sticky, fluffy, fruity and great slathered in a really good European style butter. You can also cut them…

Easter Biscuits 1958

Easter is this weekend so it is only right that I post some delicious Easter recipes. This biscuit recipe was handed down to me by my lovely Mum who was given this recipe in 1958 when she was at school. It hasn’t changed one bit. I’m not sure what makes these Easter Biscuits, other than you…

Victoria Sponge

This cake – traditionally simply called a Victoria Sandwich, was named after Queen Victoria (it was her favourite). The sponge cake was sandwiched with jam and… resembled a sandwich! Queen Vic is the chick that started the trend of having ‘afternoon tea’. In this recipe I have added a filling of fresh cream along with the jam….

A Nice Cup of Tea

Tea is definitely the firmly established British drink of choice. Yeah, we like our cuppa tea. Now, I just want to clear up the image of Brits drinking tea. It is not so much a china teacup and saucer affair with your little finger poking up sitting at a well dress afternoon tea table, in the…