Valentines Recipe: Red Velvet Heart Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting & Raspberry Flakes

Red velvet cake is a necessity for Valentines day, especially when it’s baked in a heart shaped cake tin and smothered in dreamy pink frosting and sprinkled with raspberry flakes. It’s also an incredibly quick and simple recipe that impresses through it’s vibrant red centre so theres no need to fuss over flamboyant decorations – it’s a beauty as it…
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Last Minute Christmas Chocolate Medallions with Shimmering Almonds

I served shimmering chocolate medallions last year for Christmas, and they were so popular I have made them again. They are pretty little things when placed on a nibbling tray beside spiced nuts and frosted cranberries, and make perfect sweet snacks in-between the never-ending feasts. I used shimmering almonds, raspberry flakes, gold shimmer dust and icing snowflakes to decorate mine,…
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Summer Menu Tasting at Le Pain Quotidien

As my regular followers may have guessed, I am a huge fan of Le Pain Quotidien. Being able to enjoy healthy, scrumptious food in a soulful bakery-cafe environment makes LPQ my city oasis. I regularly visit their South Kensington and White City branches but with over 200 locations across 17 countries, Le Pain Quotidien is quickly becoming a welcoming familiarity. Today,…
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Recipe – Valentines Day Rose Petal And Raspberry Chocolate Medallions

Chocolate medallions are the easiest treats to make and always look so tempting and indulgent. You may recognise these from previous posts such as ‘Creative Christmas Gifts‘ and ‘My Christmas Themed Afternoon Tea‘ where I served them as party nibbles and presents. They are incredibly quick to make, so if you have unexpected guests arriving these are perfect nibbles to…
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My Christmas themed afternoon tea!

At Christmas I decided to host a Christmas themed afternoon tea party for my family. I thoroughly enjoyed putting together a menu, searching for unique recipes and creating my own. I also learnt some valuable lessons when it comes to hosting, time keeping and preparation.  Despite buying in ingredients weeks before and being incredibly organised, luck it seems, was not…
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