Sourdough Pancakes

It is tradition in our family to have a special breakfast on birthdays. When we were children our special breakfast consisted of hot chocolate and cookies, growing up it become pancakes! There a number of pancakes recipes that are close to my hart, NYC’s Sarabeth’s is one of them, but this year I decided to…

Bagels

I first tasted bagels on my first trip to NYC in 2006 and it was pure love. It was impossible to find the same quality of bagels this side of the pond so I spent years looking forward to my next trip to the City and my next bagel! I have bagels and coffee for…

Vegan Flapjacks

I have never been a big fan of flapjacks as I have always found them too sweet and incredibly buttery, so I was never too keen to make them at home. However Liam Charles recipe on last week’s Guardian Feast issue (No.158) took my attention. It didn’t use any refined sugar and it had a…

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pancakes are our favourite weekend brunch food, I love their thickness and richness and the fact that you can make them as healthy or indulgent as you want. I make them often, when friends are visiting, for birthday breakfasts or simple because I feel like it. Since last weekend was Halloween, it seemed a good…

Halloween Crostata

It’s Halloween weekend and with pumpkins, witches and spiders all around we decided to join in and bake a Halloween crostata. The crostata has a chocolate base and uses two types of jam, raspberry jam and apricot compote. We used the extra dough to make a spider with its web to decorate the crostata and…

Blueberries Oat Muffins

Blueberries are one of my favourite breakfast berries, I love them with bircher muesli and granola, on toast with almond butter, in smoothies, on pancakes and, obviously, in muffins. There was a time in my life when I had a sort of addiction to Starbucks blueberry muffins. The addiction shifted to the rise and shine…

Marble Cake

From memory the first cake I baked ever. I remember trying various recipes but never getting the right sweetness and rise until I found this recipe. I have no recollection where I found it, whether I got it from a relative of mine or found it on a magazine or recipe book but I recall…

Chocolate and Almond Granola

I love granola, I eat it for breakfast almost every day! I have it with coconut yogurt, on bircher muesli or simply with almond milk. It’s delicious in all it variants, but the this particular one it my favourite! This recipe has no refined sugars or nasties in it, the fat is given by the…