pear + ginger cake

Is there anything better than some good old fashioned country hospitality? Nothing says ” I love you” more than a thoughtful display of home cooking. And with covid restrictions lifting and regional travel opening back up again – we’ve got family coming to stay. Who cares if the house is a mess; the washing pile […]

chocolate buttermilk layer cake | the ultimate birthday cake | a donna hay recipe

I was 10 when the ‘twinnie bubbies’ were born. I can still remember seeing Dad walk through the school playground at little lunch searching for Pete, Elles and I to take us to meet our new little sisters in hospital. We drove the whole way to the ‘San’ with the windows down, honking the horn […]

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 […]