Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin, a veg super popular in the US at this time of year and one that you see being used in dishes on this side of the pond more and more. With Thanksgiving tomorrow I thought this would be an appropriate recipe to share. I have celebrated Thanksgiving with friends in the UK the past two years and have really enjoyed it. We all have …

The 12 Cupcakes of Christmas: Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

As many of my friends and colleagues will know I have been planning my 12 cupcakes of Christmas for the past month or so. It will be interesting to see if I actually manage to produce 12 or will it be a far less catchy 7 cupcakes of Christmas that I end up with??!! Stay tuned to find out!! 🙂 I will be sharing my …

Weekend Recipe: Spiced Scones topped with Pumpkin Seeds

I love a good scone. They make me so happy and they are so simple to make! This recipe for spiced scones is inspired very much by autumn and the food and flavours of the season. The pumpkin seeds add a touch of texture on top and they are very appropriate with hallowee’n around the corner! Whenever I make scones I usually pop any I …

Weekend Recipe – Autumn Beetroot Cake

We have now certainly fully transitioned into autumn. Bare legs have been replaced with opaque tights and light jackets with winter coats. And although some decorations have started to creep into stores and Christmas jumpers can be seen on the racks of clothing shops, let’s ignore the festive tinsel storm for another month and instead savor some autumnal treats and flavors in the next few …

Weekend Recipe: Fig and Honey Frangipane Tartlets

I must admit that it was only relatively recently that I discovered the joy of fresh figs. Naturally I was familiar with them from the classic Jacob’s Figroll, a staple in the biscuit box when I was growing up! But a fresh fig is a very different creature so if you haven’t tried one yet I would certainly encourage that you do so. They are in …