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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. …

Vanilla Rose Cake

  With Mother’s Day approaching I am sharing a cake that would be a perfect treat for the day! While many people choose to give flowers to their Mother for the occasion why not go for a twist on tradition with a vanilla rose cake. It would also be great for a christening or birthday party! This vanilla sponge is iced with delicious buttercream roses …

Blackberry Bun Cakes

The idea for this recipe came to me one afternoon at Ballymaloe. I was wearing my black velvet and gold sequinned cardigan and before I knew it I was jotting down some notes and sketches inspired by this combination. If you are lucky you might have some blackberries growing on the bushes near where you live! Blackberry Bun Cakes Makes 12 100g unsalted butter, softened …

Buttermilk Pancakes

The day that celebrates one of my favourite things to eat is nearly upon us! If you have been watching my Snapchat you will have seen that I’ve been having a bit of a pancake binge this weekend. Yesterday I made Darina Allen’s pancake recipe from her book Easy Entertaining and today I tried one of my own recipes and they came out really well so …