Baking British

Bakewell Muffins


It’s hard to think of a recipe I’ve been happier with than my Cherry Bakewell Tart. And yet, with time often short, it can be so difficult to spare enough of it to give such a creation the respect it deserves. Bakewell Muffins it is…


Black Pudding Fritters

Black Pudding Fritters Batter

Since there has been farming, there has been black pudding. Without the luxury of abundance, blood – in whatever form – is as vital to the nose-to-tail approach as the rump. And while I’m not going to pretend to find the Maasai practice of drinking blood from cattle enticing, black pudding fritters are another prospect entirely.

Baking British Cake Recipes

Madeira Cake

British Madeira Cake Recipe

Despite its name, Madeira Cake is a traditional British sponge cake. It has no connection with Portugal, except in name. In fact, it’s only gently flavoured with citrus – usually lemon – making it one of the simplest pound cakes in the repertoire.

American British Recipes

Mushroom and Kale Cobbler

Mushroom Cobbler Recipe

There’s something indulgent about crowning an already delicious mixture of ingredients with heaving spoonfuls of cheesy, creamy scone batter. And while the contents of my recipe for Mushroom and Kale Cobbler may seem immoderate, they conspire to create a wholly comforting meal. One you’ll find almost irresistible.

Baking British Recipes

Coffee and Chocolate Scones

Chocolate Scone Recipe

Scones are a weakness of mine. A plain, British-style scone spread with difficult to justify quantities of clotted cream and strawberry jam is a vice tricky to control. But because scones are such a blank canvas, without any added flavour, they are real fun to experiment with. The result? Coffee and Chocolate Scones.