Cakes and desserts

How to make mince pies

Mrs Williams’ Mince Pies

Everyone should know how to make mince pies! Luckily I had a lovely friend called Mrs Williams who showed me how to make the best mince pies in the world ever. I used to ...
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Easy Christmas cake recipe

Mrs Williams’ Christmas cake

Mrs Williams was a dear friend and general baby-care, life and cooking mentor. Sadly she's not here any more but her recipe book is, and it's amost like being with her wh...
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Banoffee pie recipe oats

Banoffee oats

I think most people love banoffee pie and this is just a little bit of that vibe at breakfast time! Not saying slather toffee sauce over all your brekkies but why not onc...
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Rhubarb curd

Rhubarb curd

At this time of the year I am always being asked for rhubarb recipes. Now we all know that rhubarb crumble is the king of rhubarb recipes but there's only so much of that...
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Oaty apricot crumble squares

Oaty apricot crumble squares

Apricot crumble in a handy square. What's not to love?! These are so nice for children after school, with a glass of milk; or for sporty types after hard exercise or ...
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Greg's bread pudding

Greg’s bread pudding

My biggest brother, Greg, is the family cake expert (both my brothers are ace cooks). He trained as a chef at Westminster College and then worked as pastry chef at the Ca...
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Berry banana pancakes

Berry banana pancakes

I'm not usually one for making things flourless that are nice made with flour, if you know what I mean! But these berry banana pancakes are quite gorgeous in spite of bei...
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