Last week I was lucky enough to visit the beautiful Scorrier House and it’s surrounding grounds, which happen to be the venue for this weekends Great Estate Festival. The recipe I’m baking is for torta do Santiago which a super light flourless almond sponge cake with the fresh flavours of lemon & orange and is also free from gluten and dairy. The beautiful stately home “Scorrier House” has its very own orangery where I had the privilege of picking some of their home grown fruit to use in my recipe.
With these brighter, longer evenings and ‘occasional’ sun-filled days it’s finally starting to feel like spring has arrived. Tell tale signs when I’m baking at home are my edible flower boxes are starting to bloom and the afternoon light floods in through my kitchen windows at the extact time I start to bake, making it the perfect relaxing wind down after a busy day at the cafe.
Last month I was lucky enough to be whisked away to New York City for my 30th birthday. I knew about the trip 6 months before we went which left a lot of time for planning the most important things... where to drink coffee and where to eat! I've made a list of my top 5 places to visit based on the experiences I had whilst eating my way around the city...
Its the penultimate day before New Years Eve so I thought now was the perfect time to share my long awaited sausage roll recipe. I bake these every Saturday morning for the cafe as they make a great mid morning snack with a coffee, but when shrunk into bitesize finger food they become the perfect accompaniment to your new years cocktails. I’ve also got a really simple recipe for adding a festive twist to your favourite bubbles to clink and cheers as the clock strikes 12!