Recipe Video – Summer Garden Cake

Summer's here (In case you didn't get the memo) and while it's looking distinctly like another classic washout, hopefully in true stoic British style you're pretending the sun has got his hat on and getting those pasty limbs out anyway :-) So regardless of the ever unreliable forecast, gather your friends and celebrate anyway. And let's [...]

Baking Tips – Saving Egg Whites

Here's a quick video from me on saving egg whites the easy way, so next time you have a few spare, don't throw them away follow my tips instead :-) Happy Baking!

Recipe Video – Easter Chocolate & Pear Tart

Growing up, Easter only really meant two things to me; chocolate and holidays. Now there's only the occasional Easter egg to scoff but the excuse to do some chocolate themed baking lives on. When asked to come up with an Easter chocolate dessert recipe for Aldi that was aimed at adults, I could see no better excuse than this [...]

Baking Tips – Tempering chocolate the easy way

Tempering chocolate for making decorations or for dipping doesn't have to be complicated, here's my video tips on doing it the easy way! Happy Baking :-)

Recipe Video – Gingerbread Christmas Cake

For those who aren't keen on the traditional, fruit filled Christmas cake (including me) here's my recipe for a festive alternative gingerbread cake with orange cream cheese icing, candied fresh cranberries and iced gingerbread trees. Unlike a traditional fruit cake, this recipe doesn't need to be made in advance and although there's several steps to complete they're [...]

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

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 [...]