Fig and Goats Cheese Tart

I am absolutely obsessed with making puffed pastry tarts at the moment. I’m having at least two a week the past number of weeks. They are just so quick and easy to prepare, especially after a long day in the kitchen at work when the last thing I want to do is come home and cook again! This is one of my favourite recipes. You …

Lemon and Courgette Buns

This is a recipe that I developed for my short-lived weekly baking stall earlier in the year, turns out it was a bit much on top of a full-time kitchen job! When I felt myself beginning to dread the baking I knew it was time to take a step back. Anywho I’m mad for lemony treats and with this one sure you are nearly getting …

Carrot and Parsnip Cake

Easter week is upon us and I’m sure that like me you are counting down to the long weekend and mountains of chocolate, or in my case – mountains of jam! Toast just hasn’t been the same since lent started! Here is another recipe to inspire you to pull out the mixing bowl and spoon and get baking this week. I have decorated the cake …

Carrot, Orange and Poppyseed Buns

This is one of my favorite recipes, I love the combination of flavours! It’s a great one to make ahead of the long weekend as the buns keep fresh for about 4 days. I shot the buns on this beautiful serving board that the lovely team at BHS kindly sent me. Carrot, orange and poppyseed buns 200g self-raising flour Half teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda 2 …

Lemon layer cake

As some of you may already know, before I started out in my cooking career I worked in retail. This time last year I was working with BHS and based in their head office (while counting down the days to Ballymaloe!). I was delighted to have been contacted recently by one of my former colleagues to work on an Easter baking project with the brand. …