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Recipe Video – Festive Chutney – The Telegraph

Chutney is something I've grown up with, most often homemade with fresh produce straight from our suburban garden veggie patch. Chutney is a brilliant solution to a glut of fruit and veg that needs using up or alternatively or if you're buying ingredients in just follow the seasons for the best quality and value, fruit and vegetables [...]

Recipe Video – Brandy Chocolate Torte with Florentines – The Telegraph

Here's the first in a series of recipe videos and articles I was commissioned to shoot this Christmas for The Telegraph and Aldi's, 'festive foodie feast'. It kicked off with a little piece on me in the Saturday Telegraph a couple of weeks ago and runs till Christmas including 3 recipes videos online and 4 [...]

Recipe Video – Sharing Savoury Scone – The Telegraph

Here's my video recipe for a sharing savoury scone that's simple to make and can be easily modified with different herbs, meat and cheese if you prefer for a more personal bake. The written recipe can be found here

Ham Yard Hotel – Wedding Party Desserts

I was commissioned a couple of weeks ago to create a dessert table for a lovely lady's pre-wedding party at the Ham Yard Hotel in Soho. I sketched a few ideas out and sent them over, thankfully she liked them all so I got baking! I decided on three different ideas and set about making 50 [...]

Recipe Video – Orange Spiced Shortbread

Shortbread is brilliant for several reasons including the fact it can be made up of many different combinations of nuts, fruits and spices, just pick your favourite combination. I've used pistachios and cranberries for their colour as well as taste and added some classic xmas spice with some orange zest and cinnamon. Even better they're [...]

Recipe Video – Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet really is a delicious cake and  a great treat for anytime of the year. For a more festive version, try printing off more Christmas looking tree templates for piping, then decorating them with anything from dried cranberries and pistachios to edible metallic balls to look like baubles. Just make sure you add your decorations before [...]

Halloween Treats in the ‘Taste Kitchen’ with Aldi

I had great fun this Halloween coming up with recipes for a spooky themed appearance in the Aldi Taste Kitchen. On set with the very lovely Helen Brumby, we talked through my Halloween recipes for meringue ghosts and vanilla and salted caramel candy apples. Despite Halloween having passed the recipes work well for Bonfire Night too, toffee [...]

The Telegraph – Fancy a cup of something a little different?

A piece I wrote for The Telegraph recently about the rise of rare and unusual coffees on the market today :-) Coffee-shop culture – and in particular the rise of the artisan coffee shop – has raised awareness of unusual premium blends. Keen to replicate this experience at home, coffee fans are increasingly willing to [...]

Brides Magazine

A few months ago I was asked to make a some treats for a shoot for Brides Magazine. The theme was a secret garden wedding with pastels and flowers and having just bought a Nordicware bundt tin that I was dying to try out, it was the perfect excuse to try out some pastel coloured bundt cakes. I [...]

The Telegraph – Top 10 coffee accessories

A little piece on the 'Top 10 coffee accessories' out there for enthusiasts of a good brew that I wrote for The Telegraph's coffee loves guide... With coffee shop culture a firm staple of British life, it’s no surprise coffee has its own annual day of celebration, although for most it’s International Coffee Day every day with [...]