Little Ginger & Walnut Banoffee Pots

Banoffee pots main image

I can’t quite remember when I first discovered Banoffee pie but I seem to remember it being in my teens during the 80s. Along with Mississippi Mud Pie, Lemon Meringue pie , New York style cheesecake and double chocolate fudge cake. These were the desserts of choice down at the local (and rather good)  American […]

Banana Spelt Flour & Pecan Loaf

Banana spelt loaf

I am definitely enjoying spelt flour at the moment. I bought a bag just before Christmas and have found I am using it in my sponges, muffins, breads and there is a little bit left with which I will be trying out some pastry.  There is a recipe on the packet of Sharpham Park spelt […]

A Gingerbread House for Christmas

Gingerbread house 2012 close up

                    How many years have passed with me saying this is the year I am going to make a Gingerbread House, only for it never to come to fruition. Well, finally, here it is. In full pastel hued glory.  I will just tell you that if […]

A Dark Chocolate & Prune Plaited Loaf

Chocolate & Prune Plait Image

I haven’t been making my own bread for very long, That surprises me still today as I can’t imagine why it has taken me so long to get to grips with the art of baking bread. I have written a post on bread before, quite a while ago about the wonders of bread making (READ […]

Spiced Pumpkin Rum Choc Chip Loaf

Pumpkin loaf slice on cloth

October is proving to be a month punctuated by lots of pumpkin recipes. This is all down to the squash explosion  at my allotment. I had no idea just how many squash would stem from one single plant. In fact, I have to admit that I was calling my glut, a pumpkin overload. Wrong. After […]

Campari & Orange Dazzle Cake

campari & orange cake

We are all born with the same taste buds. But, I am always intrigued by what flavours we develop and grow to love as individuals. Sweet, sour, salt, bitter, savoury.  The fifth, umami, according to some, largely the cheffing fraternity, is THE KILLER TASTEBUD. I see myself as a sour bitter kind of taste. Which […]

Chocolate Jam Tarts

Choc jam tarts

This is one of the simplest recipes you could imagine. But, don’t let that fool you into thinking it does not taste or look that impressive. For me, all recipes should be about the taste above the looks. As much as I like my food to look good, this has to be backed up by […]

Spiced Espresso Loaf Cake

Espresso loaf cake

Coffee is one of my favourite things. I honestly can’t start the day without it. If I do (very rarely) skip it, I don’t feel right. Every month or so Mr. Scott stops off to but the latest bag of coffee goodness from Monmouth and this makes a very welcome change. I don’t own a […]

We Should Cocoa – The May Round-up


When I was asked to host the We Should Cocoa challenge for May I gladly accepted the offer but when the moment came to announce the challenge I must admit to feeling really nervous about it. I found it quite a struggle choosing an ingredient as I didn’t want to be neither too way out […]

Almond Tiramisu

Almond Tiramisu

There was a bit of a debate going on last week over the Amaretto/Amaretti issue. Interestingly they can both be made from almonds or apricot kernels. Naturally, for my choice of ALMONDS as this month’s We Should Cocoa challenge, I had to go a hunting for Amaretti biscuits made from almonds and that is what […]