Ligurian Potato Bread

Over a month into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s astounding how many people have taken to baking their own bread and it’s still nigh on impossible to buy bread flour or yeast. I’ve been lucky to be able to source fresh yeast and flour from my local Italian deli, Corto, but this gives […]

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Sweet Focaccia

One of the many things I miss during this coronavirus lockdown – and to be honest, it’s really not the most important – are my daily trips out to a cafe in the morning to enjoy a coffee, pastry and to read my newspaper. I like to still buy the ‘real’ paper kind – although […]

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Blueberry ‘Rock’ Cakes

Rock cakes are culinary symbols of both my and my children’s childhood. My mother made them most Sundays for tea. So adept was she at baking them, I don’t think she used any scales to measure ingredients and just threw everything in, judging the right consistency by look and feel. When my own children were […]

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