Chocolate, Chilli & Avocado Cake (Vegan)

The return of the Great British Bake Off on my birthday this year was a pretty awesome present from the BBC…I was excited to eye up the new batch of bakers and their creations.  I was also well up for the challenge of baking something I had never tried before.  But most importantly, I knew it would… Continue reading Chocolate, Chilli & Avocado Cake (Vegan)

Date, Tamarind & Walnut Cake with Lemon Cardamom Icing

The Bake Off is over, the best woman won and now I have to find another excuse for regular baking (as if an excuse was ever needed).  For the Final bake I wanted to go for something special, of course, and from my pile of recipes torn out of magazines and newspapers ‘to try soon’ came this incredible, amazing (to quote… Continue reading Date, Tamarind & Walnut Cake with Lemon Cardamom Icing

Honey & Lemon Muffins (Gluten Free)

These were created as part of my action-research into ‘free-from’ recipes ready for week five of The Great British Bake-Off.  I have used naturally gluten-free Tiana coconut flour to make cookies before so thought I’d use this opportunity to see how it would work in a muffin mixture. I got a recipe for Honey Muffins from and mixed icing sugar with a few drops… Continue reading Honey & Lemon Muffins (Gluten Free)