Lemon and Rosemary Drizzle Cake

With lots of rosemary growing outside my front door, I was excited to find this Lemon and Rosemary drizzle cake on the Guardian blog by Ruby Tandoh. Its really easy to make, incredibly tasty and the sprigs of rosemary compliments the fresh lemony zing of this moist cake. I made it in a longer, narrower…

Bread Matters Sourdough

We’ve had a sourdough starter going for around 5 months. Here is the recipe i use when making sourdough, its from Bread Matters. Making a wheat Production Sourdough [PS] or ‘Production Leaven’ 80 g  Sourdough Starter (this is the stuff that i’ve been feeding for months) 200 g  Wholemeal wheat flour 100 g  Water (at…

Spiced Ginger and Honey Cake

Oh what a wonderfully Autumn cake. Its sweet, dark and moist – do have a go! Ingredients 100g butter 100g dark muscovado sugar 2 tbsp golden syrup 75g honey 100g black treacle Grated zest of 1 orange 150g self-raising flour 2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground…

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Sweet Sorrel Tart

Sorrel can difficult to use in bulk and when cooked it turns an unattractive murky colour. Thankfully, as Hugh says, the tart requires a load of sorrel which meant the allotment’s overgrown plants got a good trim. This is a dessert and it turned out beautifully – it’s really an egg custard tart with sorrel…

Rhubarb Bakewell Tart

This is an adaptation of a bakewell tart just as I had a jar of Honey Roasted Rhubarb to finish off and thought it would make a novel filling instead of jam. *To make the rhubarb filling, I used 1 jam jar of the honey roasted rhubarb and reduced it in a saucepan on a…

Nigel Slater’s yummy yummy Courgette Cake

#courgetteglut continues and the courgette has now become something to experiment with. I’ve worked my way through 3 courgette cake recipes this summer. This recipe, which features on Nigel Slater’s Guardian column is my favorite. The texture is slightly too moist but the flavour really makes up for it and its the only cake where…

Mary Berry’s Crunchy Orange Syrup Loaf

Wow, what a tasty cake – and really easy too. It’s a basic cake mix with 1 orange, even the syrup didn’t need heating before pouring over the cake (and I resisted prodding the cake with holes). The recipe says prepare 2 x 1lb tins, but I used 1 x 2lb tin. 100g softened butter…