Bread · Picnics & Parties

Tomato and Pesto Christmas Wreath Loaf

Red baubles dangling on the Christmas tree. Crimson and emerald uniforms of Santa's elves. Ruby berries on the holly bush. Red and Green. The two most Christmassy colours without a doubt. So I thought I would translate these into a festive loaf, wreath shaped for an extra sprinkle of Christmas merriment. I present my Tomato… Continue reading Tomato and Pesto Christmas Wreath Loaf

Picnics & Parties · Sweet Treats

Spiced Mincemeat Thumbprint Cookies

  Who else is getting in the festive mood? We have covered our tree in a sea of beads and baubles and now spend our evenings writing Christmas cards in front of the twinkly Christmas tree lights tucking into our advent calendar chocolates. Now I love mincemeat, the juicy fruit and the spicy flavours. I… Continue reading Spiced Mincemeat Thumbprint Cookies

Picnics & Parties · Sweet Treats

 Autumn Pear, Ginger and Frangipane Tart (VG)

I love a cosy Sunday evening during the chilly autumn months. Stuffed full with Sunday roast, snuggled under blankets in front of a good film, the only thing missing is a warming pudding. Now I love a Sunday crumble, not much can beat it - nutty, crunchy crumble on top of sweet, bubbling apples, pears… Continue reading  Autumn Pear, Ginger and Frangipane Tart (VG)

Picnics & Parties · Sweet Treats

Vegan Lemon and Raspberry Macarons

When I first heard about the amazing vegan egg white replacer "aquafaba" , I thought it sounded very exotic and expensive. If I had paid more attention in Latin lessons in school I might have worked out what it was much sooner. Aqua for water and faba for bean - bean water. Literally, the slightly cloudy… Continue reading Vegan Lemon and Raspberry Macarons