Gluten Free Orange and Almond Cake with Cointreau Syrup

In my Sisterhood of the World Bloggers post I was reflecting on one of my most popular recipes the Baileys Bread and Butter Pudding this got me thinking about that match made in heaven: alcohol and desserts. As I mentioned in my post I love dessert cocktails Continue reading


Roast Chicken Thighs with Chorizo and Orange

chickIn the battle of the poultry cuts chicken thigh beats breast hands down. It has a slightly darker meat that is much more moist and full of that real chickeny flavour. This is a dish that I have cooked a few times and I always make sure to get the thighs with the skin on and bone in. By grilling the thighs first the skin will turn deliciously crispy and help to hold in those yummy chicken juices.

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Orange and cinnamon Christmas Bundt cake

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We have been in a state of Christmas mania this weekend at our house i’m talking dancing around to 80’s hits, wearing matching light-up christmas jumpers and stuffing our faces. It all started on Friday afternoon when we went down to Christmas Common (real place name I promise) to choose our tree as is family tradition. As you drive down the winding country roads toward the Christmas tree barn you can see all the trees that are not quite ready yet growing in a huge field to the left and when you arrive the whole barn is filled with Continue reading

Strawberry Pavlova with Orange and Vanilla Cream


We felt very English this weekend. After dinner and definitely too much wine at a pretty country pub on Saturday night my mother and I managed to blearily drag ourselves out of our beds in the morning to get ready to spend a beautifully sunny day at Henley regatta. We had a lovely breakfast at the chocolate theatre cafe where I had a white hot chocolate which was delicious but a rash decision given that it was already Continue reading