Honey gingerbread porcini

Honey gingerbread porcini

These beautiful biscuits were originally developed to accessorize my New Forest roulade recipe for Hampshire Life magazine‘s Christmas edition, but they also make a lovely gift for any foodie friend with a sweet tooth.

Cinnamon oak leaves and marzipan acorns

Cinnamon oak leaves and marzipan acorns

When I designed my ultimate yule log recipe, I wanted to go all-out on the edible decorations. These finishing touches not only give the the roulade some wow-factor; they give your guests a great choice of flavours and textures for their Christmas lunch finale.

Carter family Christmas cake

Carter family Christmas cake

The original rich fruit cake recipe came from an old St Michael baking book, but over the years I’ve adapted it to lean towards ginger, whisky and walnuts. The smell of the cake mixture instantly transports me back to childhood, when every member of the 

No-churn chocolate gelato

No-churn chocolate gelato

I was sceptical about the various no-churn chocolate ice cream recipes I’d seen on the internet. 3 ingredients? No specialist equipment? No endless whisking and refreezing? Surely the taste wouldn’t match the hype?! After the first batch, I was completely hooked and now our freezer 

Chewy chocolate chip spider cookies

Chewy chocolate chip spider cookies

I made these cookies in the height of lockdown when the home-schooling theme of the week was creepy crawlies. Like all the best cookies, they are crisp on the outside, chewy in the middle and stuffed full of chocolate!

Apple croustade

Apple croustade

This recipe featured in the September edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from Berry Bros & Rudd. Food is my favourite way to experience other countries and cultures, so when travel is restricted, I send my taste buds on holiday through the dishes 

Food and wine matching for Spring

Food and wine matching for Spring

I’m very much looking forward to tomorrow night’s food and wine matching evening that I’m hosting in conjunction with Winchester wine merchant, Wine Utopia. The following recipes are the full-dish versions of the canapes I’ll be serving on the night.

Chewy cherry and almond flapjacks

Chewy cherry and almond flapjacks

It’s no secret that cherry and almond are two of my favourite flavours. Combine them with the chewy texture of proper homemade flapjack and you have just about the best thing to accompany a big pot of tea, in my opinion. Warning: This recipe is 

2013 – the year of the wedding

2013 – the year of the wedding

At my age weddings are a bit like buses – none for years, then suddenly three of your closest friends get married within 4 months of each other. It’s been a really lovely summer of tipsy hen dos, tireless dress shopping, weepy ceremonies and suitably 

Spiral meringues with raspberries and cream

Spiral meringues with raspberries and cream

After all those virtuous diet recipes, I thought it was time I shared something from one of our non-fasting days! These meringues went down a storm while we were in France and make a light and elegant dessert for summer dinner parties.