Cinnamon & burnt honey ice cream from Ruby Tandoh’s ‘Flavour’
dessert / No oven / Recipes / Sweet / Treats - no flour / vegetarian

Cinnamon & burnt honey ice cream from Ruby Tandoh’s ‘Flavour’

Hello. How are you? I’m okay. The world is really fucking grim. Let’s make ice cream. I love non-sequiturs! This ice cream is from Ruby Tandoh’s second book, Flavour, and it’s gorgeous. The base is fresh and milky, with the perfect amount of cinnamon to honey. The first thing you taste is the bright gold … Continue reading

Plum cardamom loaf cake
Baking / Cakes / dessert / Loaf cake / No yeast baking / Recipes / Small batch / Sweet / vegetarian

Plum cardamom loaf cake

Hello. Hi. How are you? We in much of the U.K. are going through what my friend Maggie calls “fake bullshit summer.” It’s almost a week until autumn really begins and there are absolutely no signs of it cooling down; perhaps this is compensation for our earlier British summertime, where it was hot and sunny all at once for 5 … Continue reading

Seven Spoons’ sugar buns: easy flaky danish pastry, spices, and brown butter
Baking / Bonfire night / Breads / Christmas (and leftovers) / dessert / holidays / Pies and tarts / Recipes / Sweet / vegetarian

Seven Spoons’ sugar buns: easy flaky danish pastry, spices, and brown butter

Well, it’s Halloween this month.¬†Even if the current weather varies between muggy and miserable stark pallor¬†rather than bright colours and crisp air, I’m determined to give myself fully to autumn. I drink hot chocolate in the evenings. I’ve knitted quite a few things for my friends and myself. The other day I ate a whole … Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Cake
Baking / Bonfire night / Cakes / chocolate / Christmas (and leftovers) / dessert / holidays / No yeast baking / Recipes / Sweet / vegetarian

Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Cake

I don’t think much of an introduction is needed for such a cake. The recipe comes from Deb Perelman’s mother and it is a delight; I look for excuses to bake it. The soured cream doesn’t add a noticeable tang but seems to encourage the plush texture, while the chocolate and cinnamon-sugar pebbling the cake … Continue reading