THE PINK CUPCAKE: my iconic Pink Cupcake baked, iced, photographed and illustrated.
CHOCOLATE CHESTNUT FONDANT FANCIES - yum!!! I made my own glaceed chestnuts!!
IRISH DATE and WALNUT LOAF - even better than it sounds :)
IRISH CHRISTMAS CAKE: a true classic - make it early to develop the flavour
YULE LOG/BUCHE DE NOEL - a chocolate Swiss roll covered in buttercream and adorned with charming meringue mushrooms
GOLDEN CHRISTMAS CAKE: A last minute Christmas cake that doesn't need to be 'matured' - delicious!!
SIMNEL CAKE - a traditional Easter cake - fruit cake with a layer of marzipan in the middle and lots of marzipan on top - it's fantastic!!
COFFEE WALNUT CAKE: Another British classic!
ROCK CAKES - a simple, quick recipe that reminds me of my childhood
VICTORIA SPONGE with STRAWBERRIES - another classic British summer time dessert.
PEAR AND ALMOND CAKE - a poundlike cake with a layer of pears through the middle and toasted, glazed almonds on the top.
RHUBARB CRUMBLE CAKE - excellent
RHUBARB LAYER CAKE
BANANA RAISIN TEA BREAD CAKE: Just as it sounds
CHOCOLATE BISCUIT CAKE: A favourite of Queen Elizabeth's and the Groom's cake for William and Kate's wedding
MAPLE WALNUT PIECAKE: A cake baked in a pie for Kate and William's wedding - REALLY good!!!
APPLE CIDER CAKE - simple and quiet
MERRY CHERRY BAKEWELL FAIRY CAKES - in the tradition of bakewell Tarts - almonds, jam, white icing and a cherry on the top - deeeeliicious little delights
UPSIDE DOWN MAINE MAPLE SYRUP CAKE: with walnuts in the topping
MAPLE PARSNIP PECAN APPLE SYRUP MAPLE SYRUP CAKE with Toffee icing also now known as Harvest Cake - phew!!
STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING - the icionic British pudding - more cakelike, studded with melting dates and a delicious toffee sauce atop - YUM!!!!!
DATE, WALNUT AND GUINNESS CAKE: yum!!!
QUINCE and GINGER CAKE: Fragrant and divine
IRISH APPLE and OATMEAL CAKE
RUSTIC APPLE and PUMPKIN CAKE: An Autumnal delight.
WILD MAINE BLUEBERRY SPONGECAKE with STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING SAUCE
ENGLISH MADELEINES: Sponge cake castles covered in jam and coconut
WELSH HONEY CAKES: Simple, unassuming but sublime - transcends the sum of their parts - for Saint David's Day
IRISH MARMALADE CAKE: another winner!
LEMON< LEMON< LEMON CAKE: A moist and luscious Lemon Cake made with a whole boiled, chopped lemon in the batter - DEEEElicious!!
TWICE BAKED BANANA CAKE WITH FRANGIPANE TOPPING - deliciously delicate and better the second day!
STICKY TOFFEE PEAR and GINGERBREAD UPSIDE DOWN CAKE PUDDING - it's as good as it sounds!
BARM BRACK - an Irish yeasted raisin studded loaf - perfect for slicing, toasting and slathering in butter on a rainy afternoon
BARA BRITH - an excellent Welsh teabread - very simple one bowl recipe - has no butter.
PRUNE LEMON and GINGER TEACAKE - as good as it sounds!
STEAMED APRICOT PUDDING - a standard steamed pudding with a layer of apricot on the top.
CABINET or ANTOINETTE PUDDING: An elaborate confection of genoise cake layered with dried fruits, baked in a custard and served cold with whipped cream furbelows - simply divine!
BITTERSWEET STEAMED CHOCOLATE ORANGE PUDDING - very delicious and very pretty
SNOWDON PUDDING/ PWDIN ERYRI - Welsh steamed pudding made with breadcrumbs, lemon marmalade and raisins - with lemon toffee sauce
SPOTTED DICK/DOG - A Dickensian classic - steamed pudding spotted with raisins.
STEAMED TREACLE PUDDING - a stick to your ribs winter pudding.
SUSSEX POND PUDDING: A curiosity of lemons, and other citrus fruit if you like, encased in a suet pudding crust, steamed and pouring forth a pond of sauce when opened - different and very old.
CLONLARA APPLE PUDDING: A suet steamed pudding filled with windfall apples
CHRISTMAS PUDDING - what more can I say!
NEW ENGLAND CHRISTMAS PUDDING - with pumpkin and cranberry - really good twist on an old classic
JAM ROLY POLY with CUSTARD - doesn't get more stick to your ribs stodgy than this!!
STEAMED CRANBERRY PUDDING with HONEY SAUCE
APRICOT HOLIDAY STEAMED PUDDING: Good for Thanksgiving or Christmas
PIES and TARTS:
Dulche de Leche, Bananas and clouds of Whipped Cream!!WINDFALL APPLE PIE: made with an apple sauce filling - most unusual.
MAINE WILD BLUEBERRY CREAM CHEESE TART - the title says it all.
SIMPLE STRAWBERRY TARTS - strawberries and white chocolate cream - a summer delight.
COVENTRY TARTLETS: Old fashioned cheesecakes in a pastry shell
MAPLE WALNUT PIECAKE: A cake baked in a pie for Kate and William's wedding - REALLY good!!!
BAKEWELL TART/PUDDING - the iconic dessert from Bakewell, Derbyshire - almonds, jam, pie..
KENTISH PUDDING: Actually a pie with a filling of rice flour, milk and raisins - another winner!!
RHUBARB CURD TARTLETS with meringue hats
POTATO and APPLE CAKE - but honestly it's really a pie, kind of...
APPLE PIE with CHEESE CRUST - just waht it sounds like but it is upside down.
MINCE PIES with HAIRDOS: vegetarian mincemeat and meringue tops also known as Mince Pies Royale
ROMANTIC ROSE GERANIUM PIE - a delicate confection with a whisper of rose geranium and buttermilk.
TREACLE TART - actually made with Golden Syrup - toothachingly sweet but delicious none the same
APPLE, MINCEMEAT AND FRANGIPANE GALLETTE - a WINNER, so very very good!!
STILTON CHEESE and RHUBARB TART: Lightly sweet, intriguing but not sure if I'd make this again.
QUINCE FRANGIPANE TART: Fragrant quince and almonds
THE BEST APPLE GALETTE EVER: Seriously!! It's fantastic...
CONTINENTAL APPLE SLICE: A custardy apple confection atop a biscuit/cookie base
RHUBARB MERINGUE PIE - just like it sounds, a ice change from lemon!
SIMPLE SUBLIME MAPLE SYRUP MINI TARTS - divine!!!!
RHUBARB and CUSTARD TART with CREAM CHEESE TOPPING - delicious and pretty simple
MELTING MOMENTS/VIENNESE SWIRLS: Two vanilla sandy type biscuits/cookies sandwiched with buttercream - very sweet, very melting, very good!
EARL GREY CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES and BISCUITS/COOKIES
FLAPJACKS: SOOOO GOOOOODDD!!! A very simple oat and golden syrup biscuit/cookie - not a pancake for the US visitors :)
FLORENTINES: Christmassy goodness, a lacy biscuit studded with dried fruits
BRANDY SNAPS: Another Christmas delight - lacy, crunchy, tricky to make delights
SABLE BISCUITS/COOKIES - a light, melting lovely
WELSH CAKES - sweet, buttery - lovely, a nice breakfast treat!!
APPLE PARKIN SLICE: Simple oaty apple-y goodness
APPLE and LEMON CURD: An unusual twist on the usual lemon
STICKY TOFFEE MAPLE SYRUP STICKY BUNS: what more can I say - these work beautifully - a great recipe.
BROWN BREAD ICE CREAM: Crunchy bits of buttery, sugar breadcrumbs with a hint of cinnamon in a lovely egg custard ice cream base - here comes summer!
APPLE TURNOVERS with GLACEED APPLE SLICES - the slices are AMAZING!!!
SOLAR COOKED RICE PUDDING: Yes I managed to cook rice pudding in a solar cooker in Maine and it was the BEST rice pudding I've ever had!!!
BLUEBERRY and APPLE CHARLOTTE made with solar baked bread!!
ETON MESS - a wonderful summer delight - meringues, cream and sweetened fruit - ahhhh.....
BRITISH PANCAKES - Crepelike pancakes with butter, sugar and lemon or jam!!
WHIM WHAM - raspberry fool...iconic British dessert
TREACLE TOFFEE - for Bonfire Night November 5th
HOT CROSS BUN BREAD and BUTTER PUDDING - it's a winner!!
RHUBARB and RAISIN SQUARES - a layer of luscious rhubarb and raisins sandwiched between two layers of pastry
BLUEBERRY PAVLOVA: Blueberry curd in a meringue nest
BILLIONAIRES or MILLIONAIRES SHORTBREAD - Shortbread, English fudge and chocolate layers - OMGoodness....
PUMPKIN CUSTARDS: FRUIT STUDDED CUSTARD BAKED IN PIE PUMPKINS - These are FANTASTIC - do try them.
PEACH LAVENDER JAM ROLY POLY QUEEN OF PUDDINGS Pudding in honour of the new Downton Abbey series - a bit of Upstairs Downstairs tongue in cheek SHEAnanigans!!
JELLY and BLANCMANGE - an old fashioned nursery treat updated for Valentine's Day
COEUR a la CREME: for Easter - akin to Pashka
CORNISH STRAWBERRY PUFFS or HALF MOON TOFFEE PASTIES: Hand pies fried in caramel syrup
SUMMER PUDDING - SOOOO simple, elegant, easy and DIVINE - totally belies the sum of it's parts!!! Do try this one.
ROSE GERANIUM LEMONADE
EASY PEASY STRAWBERRY ALMOND SCRUNCH - oats, almond, strawberries, yoghourt and cream - what's not to like, a great summer dessert.
POSSETT - an Elizabethan delight - 4 ingredients - very simple, very elegant - a delicate, creamy dessert like set custard
EARL GREY POSSETT - possible even more sublime the the basic possett above.
MONMOUTH PUDDING - a pudding made with breadcrumbs and buttermilk with jam and a meringue top - baked.
TOFFEE APPLES - seemingly simple but quite hard to do
TEA BABAS - as opposed to the usual rum - really good!!!
MANCHESTER/QUEEN OF PUDDINGS - with rhubarb instead of the usual jam
BRAMBLE SHAKER QUAKER PUDDING - a little like a clafouti
TRIFLE: cherry jelly, crystallized ginger, custard, whipped cream - oh my!!!
STRAWBERRY CHARLOTTE with Roses de Reims biscuits
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
BEST NO KNEAD BREAD from King Arthur Flour
MINI CHRISTMAS PUDDING DRIED FRUIT BALLS: Simple and wonderfully delicious!
STICKY YORKSHIRE PARKIN: with a luscious sticky toffee treacle sauce on the top - great for Bonfire Night!
DEVON CREAM SPLITS: Light, airy and delicious with a dollop of cream and a smattering of jam
SUMMER into AUTUMN PUDDING : Same as summer pudding but with blueberries and apples instead of strawberries/raspberries.
ECCLES CAKES PERFECTED - heavens they're good!!!
RHUBARB and CUSTARD SWISS ROLL - Genoise cake, custard and whipped cream combined and rhubarb curd - what's not to like!