Cakes and biscuits

Nutty, lemony buttermilk cookies

“Southern is a pitcher of lemonade, filled with sliced lemon and a big piece of ice from the ice house, and served with buttermilk cookies.” Edna Lewis, from t...
Susi’s Omi’s Butter Cookies

Susi’s Omi’s Butter Cookies

I have a friend with the wonderful habit of bringing around cookies at just the right moment. On one occasion the house was filled with ravenous skiers on th...
three ingredient lemon cake recipe

3-ingredient lemon cake

This lemon cake is a cheesecake look-alike, with no cheese! There’s no baking, and it uses just three ingredients – so it falls into both the super-quick (in te...
recipe for black velvet cake

An alcoholic Irish cake for Maisie

It's St Patrick's Day today.... so something Irish I created this cake from the basic recipe for Black Velvet cake – a dark Guinness and chocolate cake toppe...
coconut and pineapple flower pie recipe

Coconut and Pineapple Flower Pie

This pie is easily made and, thanks to the pineapple flowers which give zing in terms of taste, it also looks spectacular.   Good and Bad news So the ...
rhubarb blondie recipe

Precocious Rhubarb Pink and Whities

went away for a day on a food writing course run at Otter Farm by Diana Henry. So I asked Jessi and Issy to cook lunch for the four remaining adults. When I ...