How to cover a cake with fondant

In an ideal world I’d never use fondant icing but for me, it’s the only way to finish a fruit cake so each year I…

How to marzipan a cake

Covering cakes with marzipan can be tricky. It can be difficult to work with, it’s sticky and prone to splitting which can be frustrating. But…

Honeycomb

Homemade honeycomb makes a great last-minute foodie gift. You need just three ingredients and up to two hours for it to set and you’re good…

Christmas Lunch at The Punchbowl

December is here and provides the perfect excuse to meet friends for 3 course lunches – all in preparation for the big day of course.…

Cheat’s Pizza Sauce

This no-cook pizza sauce is a real kitchen cupboard wonder and takes less than 5 minutes and a few simple ingredients to make. When I…

Stand Mixer Pizza Dough

This pizza dough is my go-to recipe when using my Smeg Stand Mixer to make dough. It’s the quickest and easiest way to make homemade pizza.…

Winter Sangria

Because not all winter wine needs to be mulled wine. White wine, crisp cider and seasonal fruit is a winning winter combination. Mix together with…

Toffee Apple Pie

Golden shortcrust pastry, seasonal apples and creamy toffee sauce make this pie an absolute must-try for winter. I love baking with apples and when my…