Category Archives: Afternoon Tea

Refreshing drinks, cakes and bakes to enjoy with a cup of tea and a few chums

Recipe: Apple Flapjacks

Oats, apple, golden syrup and just the smallest hint of cinnamon. What's not to love about these meltingly soft, sweet apple flapjacks?

The great thing about flapjacks is that despite the fact that they're clearly a yummy little treat; sweet and gooey like a slice of cake, they're made from oats and … Continue Reading ››

Recipe: Pear & Apple Turnovers

Eat these still warm from the oven, jammy fruit, almost too hot, oozing from the cracks as you take a bite. A spoonful of cold clotted cream adds just the right contrast to the syrupy apple and a cup of tea completes the moment of pure bliss...

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Recipe: Spiced Apple Butter

Filling your entire home with the smell of apples and spice, every mouthful packs an autumnal punch. Enjoy the sheer alchemy as the apples, cider, cinnamon, cloves and brown sugar are transformed into a mass of molten, burnished heaven...

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Gluten Free Recipe: Pear & Almond Cake

Subtle, sweet pear and unctuous almond make this gluten free cake moist, luxurious and incredibly more-ish (Don't say you weren't warned...)

It's a funny thing, having a food blog.  People assume that you're suddenly an expert in all things cooking and baking.   Gluten Free Pear … <a href=Continue Reading ››

Raspberry & Lavender White Hot Chocolate

Soothing, warm and creamy, this liquid heaven in a cup contains the classic combo of rich white chocolate, & sweet, tangy raspberries. Add the delicate floral undertone of lavender and you've got something pretty special...

(or is that pretty AND special??)

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Recipe: White Chocolate & Raspberry Cookies

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A little techy pun for you there (Mum, if you're reading this, I'll explain it later!) I've always been a fan of cookies.  I remember being incredibly jealous when I was about 13 and went to a friend's birthday party. Rather than having the normal birthday cake she … Continue Reading ››

Lemon Meringue Cookies

If you want the sweet, zingy freshness of a lemon meringue pie, but in the form of a gooey cookie, then these little babies are for you.  You can whizz them up in 15 minutes and devour at your leisure (probably less than 15 minutes...) I made a batch to take as … Continue Reading ››

Recipe: Choc Chip Marshmallow Cookies

Sweet, fluffy marshmallow & little bursts of chocolate in cookies which are crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside...

I've got to admit, I didn't realise until recently, just how easy cookies are to make!  It's as quick to whip up a batch of homemade ones as it is to drive … Continue Reading ››