Oat, Spelt and Prune Scones

Scone or s-ch-oooone? Who knows? Who even cares? This is the fierce debate which divides Britain. And it doesn’t stop there. Yes, we also argue about whether one should put the clotted cream on top of the jam, or whether cream should be on the base. It’s almost too much to bear. But fear not – for…

Lemon Polenta Cake

This cake is such an understated little beauty. Inspired by this Nigella Lawson number, I’ve made it countless times over the years. It’s definitely become a firm favourite! It’s so different from the more elaborate sponge-buttercream-icing combinations that we tend to favour in the UK (don’t get me wrong, they certainly have their rightful place),…

Cake Dreams: Oreos and Meringue Kisses

I love to experiment with flavours and textures, especially with extravagant cakes! Soft sponge encased in creamy buttercream, with the crunch from Oreos and the delightful chewy and crumbly texture of meringues. It’s a beautiful thing. Meringue kisses are a simple but effective way of decorating a cake. They add both height and another texture element, and they’re…

Lemon and Coriander Hummus

Sometimes the simplest things are the most delicious. Don’t get me wrong, elaborate dishes gracing your table can be things of beauty, but on a weeknight when you’re tired, or you’re craving something quick but oh, so comforting – this hummus is where it’s at. The Brits are hummus obsessed. Last week, we had (I’m…