Love Bake Nourish

date cake

Date Cake with Zesty Cream Cheese Icing

A new year is here and as I mentioned in an earlier post my baking mojo has disappeared, I think all this rain has washed it away, but just recently I have started to crave a slice of cake again. Like many of us over Christmas I put on a…

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spelt buns

Spelt Muffin Tin Buns

If you are a regular reader of my blog you will already know that I am a huge fan of spelt flour and I use it where ever I can in recipes, it is an ancient relative of modern wheat, the spelt grain (triticum speltum) was widely grown by the Romans….

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Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake with Spelt Flour

Christmas Cake is one of my most favourite things in the world to bake, I absolutely love Christmas, the tradition, the family coming together at the table and all the fabulous nostalgic smells that waft from the kitchen through the house. I also love Christmas cake because it is one…

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Peach Pavlova

Orange Blossom and Almond Pavlova with Peaches

Welcome to the penultimate recipe in our ‘Mad Meringue Week’ and this one is a little beauty, a stunning combination of flavours and textures and from my favourite book ‘Love Bake Nourish’. I couldn’t go the whole week without creating one of Amber Roses gorgeous recipes for you all to…

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Toscakaka – caramel almond-topped sponge

I was very excited about this new cookery book ‘Scandalicious Baking’ arriving in the post, because since ordering ‘Love Bake Nourish’ all the other new cookery books that I have brought just have not lived up to the gorgeous recipes in Amber Rose’s fabulous book. Its been very disappointing indeed….

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Happy 3rd Birthday Gelsomina’s Cucina

Three years ago today I sat in my kitchen and wrote my very first blog post! The idea at the time, was to bring together all our families favourite recipes in one easy to access place. Simon had left home and would often ring me for cooking advice and recipes,…

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Spiced Fairy Cakes – with spelt flour

Its Saturday, its raining, Hubby is watching the F1, so where am I, of course, in the kitchen, where else would I be on a day like today! I decided I needed to bake a little treat to have with a cup of tea when we finally congregate as a…

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Spelt Flour Victoria Sponge

I love cookery books, but I have to confess to being a bit of a cookery book snob. Book after book appear, but many are so boring and so repetitive. To make it onto my bookshelves a cookery book has to offer me something new, something exciting and something a…

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