Hot Cross Bun and Butter Pudding

I know you can’t really have ‘leftover’ hot cross buns; they’re always good toasted and buttered, even a couple days old. But if you can no longer justify eating them for breakfast past Easter Monday, or perhaps if you’re looking for an Easter Sunday dessert that doesn’t involve chocolate, this might be just the thing…

Jaffa Yo-Yos (choc-orange biscuits)

Melting moments were absolutely the defining biscuit of my childhood. For any occasion, a melting moment was always the perfect sweet treat. These are¬†whipped up with ease by my Mum, who is absolutely an expert at recreating this biscuit perfectly every time. While they are undeniably perfection just as they are, I can never resist…

Orange Cake by Stephanie Alexander

Ever practical, The Cook’s Companion has always been a reliable source of last-minute solutions, both sweet and savoury. In this instance, I needed a simple cake to whip up to form a part of a more elaborate affair for a baby shower cake. This cake fitted the brief perfectly, used only what I had to…

Orange Swiss Roll by Mary Berry

This was an unusual choice of cake for me, mostly because I prefer layered cakes and had also never made any type of rolled cake before. However, I had a dozen eggs to use in 2 days so I thought I would give this recipe a go, as it required nothing more than pantry ingredients….