Gluten Free St. Clement’s Cake

It’s so cold outside I’ve been very thankful to be inside baking this week! I was asked to bake a cake for a friend with orange and lemon and it had to be gluten free. The cake is half orange, half lemon and I’ve named it  St. Clement’s cake after the children’s rhyme ‘Oranges and Lemons’. The gluten free flour gives … Continue reading

Orange, Pistachio and Avocado Cake

Last year I baked my first avocado cake and discovered a delicious new cake ingredient. You would never know the cake has avocado in it but it gives a light, moist creamy texture and flavour. I’ve finally got round to making another but decided to add some more flavours as the avocado is very subtle. This … Continue reading

Rhubarb, Strawberry and Rose Cakes

For the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations I have chosen bakes that are inspired by British summertime. I love rhubarb and still have plenty in the garden and that along with strawberries are very typically British. Roses are one of our most popular flowers too and as I have some lovely deep red ones growing at the moment I decided to … Continue reading

Rhubarb and Rosemary Jelly

I wanted to use ingredients from my own garden as I have lots of herbs growing at the moment and my lovely old rhubarb plant inherited from my grandmother! Rhubarb and Rosemary Jelly 400g – 600g Rhubarb washed and chopped into small chunks A good handful of Rosemary, washed 1 large Lemon, washed and roughly chopped … Continue reading

Glorious Grapefruit Cake!

Mini Grapefruit Drizzle Cakes These were made with gluten free flour but would be equally nice made with ordinary self raising flour. Mine are slightly more crumbly than they would be with ordinary flour but were delicious! 150 ml grapefruit juice ( I found this to be 1 grapefruit ) 75 g  sugar plus 2 teaspoons to decorate 2 eggs 100g … Continue reading