Birthday treats – the Iced VoVo Torte

How do you celebrate the best damn husband in all the world? Try and ruin him by making him diabetic, naturally! The inspiration Readers will know that my Lovely One has the sweetest tooth in god’s creation. He will quite happily destroy a tub of Haribos in under 15 minutes and considers serving suggestions a … Continue reading Birthday treats – the Iced VoVo Torte


Sunday morning buns

Sundays are made for lazing, particularly at this time of year. It's something about the crisp autumn air and the light - which is still bright but not too piercing. You can open the curtains, forage for coffee then drowsily wallow in the fresh sheets (if you don't change your sheets every Saturday you're a … Continue reading Sunday morning buns

Feasting: Tahini-Orange Pistachio Cake

Everybody has one. You have one, even if you're not admitting it. Hiding in your cupboard, lurking in the fridge. It's the "shame jar". The ingredient you purchase thinking "yes, I absolutely will make this obscure/easily bought pre-prepared/used in teeny-tiny quantities recipe enough times to justify this purchase." In my case, it's usually a result … Continue reading Feasting: Tahini-Orange Pistachio Cake

“Just being is fun”: making Katharine Hepburn’s brownies

I love me a bit of Katharine Hepburn. There's that poise, the determination, the total give-no-fucks ambition that defined her as an actress and meant she lived her life on her own, fabulous terms. Also she was basically both my fantasy girlcrush in the Bringing Up Baby and my fantasy Nana in On Golden Pond. … Continue reading “Just being is fun”: making Katharine Hepburn’s brownies

A cake to celebrate: Schokolade Kirsche-Wolke-Kuchen (Chocolate Cherry-Cloud Cake)

It's been a time of miracles in the Lewishambles household, and much change. Housemate has hit the road and is now safely settled in her lovely new flat in Streatham and suddenly I have to take two busses to get a decent cuppa round here. We're also finally looking at doing up the kitchen and … Continue reading A cake to celebrate: Schokolade Kirsche-Wolke-Kuchen (Chocolate Cherry-Cloud Cake)

German Delights: Russian Cherry-Chocolate “Pinch-Cake”

Preparing for a wedding is like preparing for a marathon - the exercise starts looming in your mind some months ahead, and before long you start feeling the guilt.... am I preparing enough? Am I ready? Have I missed anything? Oh god why haven't I done more??! Etc etc. It's at time like this you feel like throwing … Continue reading German Delights: Russian Cherry-Chocolate “Pinch-Cake”