the original all-bran muffins | the ultimate lunchbox snack or on-the-run breakie

I recently bought a box of All-Bran. Random I know. I thought I might enjoy eating it for breakfast. Turns out, that wasn’t the case and it’s just been sitting in the pantry ever since. Not in it’s original packaging mind you as everything that enters our pantry, enters at it’s own risk. Packaging is […]

mum’s sticky date pudding’s |as featured in the GRAZIHER magazine winter edition 2018

Nothing says ‘winter’ or ‘dinner party’ like a sticky date pudding does. For as long as I can remember Mum’s been making sticky date puds. She’s always made them as individual puddings in muffin tins and served them warm with butterscotch sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream, topped off with a fresh strawb. […]

nigella’s victoria sponge cake | with strawberry jam + whipped cream

I saw something on Insta today. I saw this clip of master baker, Claire Ptak making the Royal Wedding cake for H + M. (Which brings me to think – why haven’t fashion power house H&M been milking it for the royal wedding)? They probably have. Anyway, the royal wedding cake is reportedly a three […]

ottolenghi’s apple + olive oil cake w golden frosting | the perfect special occasion cake

If you haven’t heard of Yotam Ottolenghi before – go and check out one of his cookbooks. He’s an Israeli-British chef and cooks some amazing food drawing heavily from middle eastern flavours. He writes cookbooks, has a tv show and owns a heap of deli’s and restaurants across London. This apple and olive oil cake […]

‘nearly’ nanny’s chocolate cake | family chocolate cake recipe

A ‘Nanny’s chocolate cake’ has stood proudly at many a Thomas family gathering. More candles have been blown out over this cake than any other and to this day my dad and his brothers still fight over the corner piece. I can remember sitting in the red booth seat at Nanny and Bull’s in Strathfield, […]