Winter | Baking and puddings

Mince pies with ginger pastry and orange almond pastry

Mince pies are Christmas. All that spicy, fruity, boozy goodness bubbling away in a golden pastry case. They are fun to make and everybody can get help out spooning in the mincemeat and messing around with icing sugar.  But I have a couple of confessions to make: Confession number 1: I’m scared of pastry. Making it, that is. … Continue reading

Beetroot chocolate and hazelnut cake
Autumn | Baking and puddings / Winter | Baking and puddings

Beetroot chocolate and hazelnut cake

This cake is rich, dark and moist. It has chunks of slightly-melted chocolate which give it a lovely brownie-like texture. The beetroot isn’t detectable and makes me feel (the smallest bit) less guilty about my giant slices. This cake was intended to be a ‘thank you’ for my colleagues at a fantastic organisation which I recently … Continue reading