This recipe is from Green & Black’s cookbook. It has become a regular to make for mama’s birthday as it is her favourite, as well as for other occasions as it is snazzy and yummy. Recently made it for my sister’s 20th – and had to put unicorns on it, of course. It is flourless, … More Sachertorte

Mince Pies

So, I’ve made 2 1/2 giant jars of mincemeat… so that will keep me baking mince pies all December! Mince pies are one of those classic Christmas traditions. Our mince pies have medieval origins, most likely from the crusades where meat and spices were brought back from abroad. The reason mincemeat is called meat is because … More Mince Pies

Yorkshire Parkin 2017

Parkin was primarily the Northern English for gingerbread. Different Parkin is characterised by what region it is made in. One of the most famous (and delicious) is Yorkshire Parkin – made in Yorkshire. Yorkshire Parkin is traditionally made with oats which give it an unusually chewy texture. It is ritually eaten on Bonfire Night, 5th … More Yorkshire Parkin 2017


I am pretty obsessed with India at the moment after finishing The Year of the Runaways – brilliant book. I’m more of a 17th, 18th, 19th century novel reader rather than modern issues one but that book has become an all time favourite. I think it is because I have always had this fascination with India because my … More Naan