the BEST pikelets

I’m sure you’d all know someone with an old folder in the cupboard above the stove. The type of folder full to the brim with decades old recipes. Granted, they’re probably all so scuffed and torn that you’ll hardly be able to read them. I sometimes find deciphering the handwriting is harder than cooking the […]

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 […]

strawberries + ice cream | strawberries soaked in liquor | a delicious + simple dessert

This dish is inspired by a lovely dessert Mim used to make using homegrown peaches and oranges from her trees on the farm. She used to cover the freshly picked peaches with a sprinkling of sugar, some freshly squeezed orange juice and a generous amount of Cointreau. Oh my gosh- talk about heaven on a […]

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, […]