Chocolate Hazelnut Scones

The other weekend one of my sisters came over to visit me in London (that’s her in the photo holding the tray of scones). A visitor is always a good reason to get baking, especially if they stay over night and you are going to have a leisurely brunch with them. A batch of home baked treats […]

Easter Hot Cross Buns

  Happy Easter They came out a treat! As per my previous post I know I am late with my Hot Cross Buns, which are usually eaten on Good Friday. But, at least, it’s still Easter and, in a way, they are just a spiced raisin buns you could eat any day, if you leave […]

Pumpkin Pie French Toast

Sorry to keep going on about pumpkin but having spend this season in the US in the last few years I got  into all things pumpkin and now associate them with autumn. And after making the chewy pumpkin bars the other day I had some pumpkin puree left over. Some of it was put into pumpkin […]

Strawberry ‘Tiramisu’

It’s been a while since I last posted as the summer’s been busy so far. However, this weekend I had a little down time and therefore the chance to make something to share with you, a strawberry tiramisu – well, sort of anyway. There’s no alcohol or coffee in this tiramisu and as I wanted to […]

Quick Hazelnut Twists

Pastries are always a good start to a brunch. And, on their own, they make a great breakfast. Making the actual pastry for pastries however is a rather lengthy process that I tend to cheat on by buying ready-made pastry, as I did for these quick and easy to make Hazelnut Twists.  If you want to make […]