Mother’s Day Chocolate & Strawberry Cake

Last Sunday I unfortunately had to spend my first mother's day in 18 years not seeing my mother and despite the fact that I'd organised a skype date at her request for a mother's day present I still felt as though I needed to do something to celebrate the day. I have a tradition of…

Esterhazy Torte for Afternoon Tea…

For my grandma's birthday last month she made a special request for Esterhazy Torte after we had introduced this little bit of our Austrian heritage to her last year.Esterhazy is a Hungarian cake comprised of several layers of thin meringue sponge with custard cream and apricot jam in between and garnished with almonds. It does…

DIY: Home Decor…

After Thursday's Homeware Haul post I thought I might carry on the home decorating theme with a DIY home decor post tonight. I'm a huge fan of DIY and have always loved making bits and bobs for around my room to add a personal touch to the space. This weekend I decided to not only…

Carrot Cake is a timeless recipe that I believe to be quite underappreciated. It is the perfect cake to serve along side a cup of tea and really treat yourself on a fresh Autumn morning with its delicious flavours of cinnamon and nutmeg. Since Easter is coming up in the next couple of weeks I felt…