Courgette, date and dark chocolate cake

Courgette, date and dark chocolate cake

I have 4 courgette plants in this year, one less than last year and it still seems like it is too much. Blink and they turn into marrows! This cake is a nice way to use up any extra courgettes you may have. This cake is based on one my mum used to make, Iv’e just...
Boysenberry shrub

Boysenberry shrub

A shrub is a concentrated syrup with a vinegar base that is used as a mixer in cocktails or with soda. It is very refreshing served with soda, ice and extra fruit on a hot day. This recipe has a cold brew method where the ingredients are left to sit to concentrate the...
Frangipane brioche with cherries

Frangipane brioche with cherries

This is my version of Bostock or Brioche aux amandes. I have used fresh cherries as I just love them at this time of year. Another favourite was the marmalade version below and I also have included a Christmas mince version. This is a lovely brunch option and is also...
Neddy’s Christmas mince slice

Neddy’s Christmas mince slice

This is a slightly adapted version of my grandmother Neddy’s recipe. It’s subtly Christmasy and everyone here loves it. A lovely slice to have in the pantry for those Christmas visitors. It also makes a great wee gift. I keep it in the freezer and bring it out to sit...