Featured Recipes

Currant buns close up showing dried fruits with patterned tiles in the background
Breads, Sweet Bread

Currant Buns

I was talking to my grandchildren recently about the bakeries we had in the 1950s and thought I would try to reproduce the currant buns of my school days for them to try. I grew up in the 1950s and 1960s when we still had independent bakers, butchers, greengrocers etc. […]

Mini Apple Pies in a bun tin.
Pies, Apple Pie

Mini Apple Pies and Mini Sussex Apple Pies

My Mini Apple Pies and my Mini Sussex Apple Pies were very popular at my local Crowborough Community Orchard‘s Blossom Time celebration recently. They are very easy to make and ideal for packed lunches and for tea time treats. Mini Sussex Apple Pies If you wish to make Mini Sussex […]

Squares of Pear and Walnut Gingerbread Traybake on a black board.
Cakes, Desserts

Pear and Walnut Gingerbread Traybake

This Pear and Walnut Gingerbread Traybake is inspired by a community orchard local to me – Crowborough Community Orchard. They celebrated Blossom Day in April 2024 and I was there helping them raise funds by selling this traybake and my Chocolate Cherry Cake Traybake, plus mini apple pies and mini […]

Chocolate Cherry Cake Traybake square on a plate
Cakes, Desserts

Chocolate Cherry Cake Traybake

This Chocolate Cherry Cake Traybake is dairy free and egg free so is suitable for vegans or anyone with problems digesting dairy or eggs. It is based on a recipe for ‘Six Minute Chocolate Cake’ in the Moosewood Restaurant Book of Desserts. I was inspired to come up with this […]

Oat and Khorasan Soda Bread cut in half
Breads, Soda Bread

Oat and Khorasan Soda Bread

I am still experimenting in making soda breads using ancient grains. I recently obtained three types of ancient wheat from Shipton Mill – khorasan, emmer and einkorn. I really liked the khorasan flour! It has a rich nutty and buttery flavour which I think is far superior to any modern […]