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Parisian Flan

parisian flan recipe made from scratch blog

I know that Bastille Day isn’t until the 14th but with all the beautiful and delicious celebrations around the truly stunning French culture happening this weekend I thought I’d share one of my favourite new dishes. A truly classic and completely perfect Parisian Flan. It’s like a ‘grown up’ vanilla slice – it’s wonderfully simple to make and the silky texture with the signature caramelised top is beyond perfection, I’m even going to be bold enough to say that it’s now one of my top 5 favourite desserts – and terribly popular with my hubbies work which is always so nice! So in honour of Bastille Day and one of my favourite countries in the whole world I hope you enjoy this truly stunning Parisian Flan – it’s a perfect dessert to make over a rainy weekend. x

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Banana, Date and Walnut Cake with Caramel Icing recipe made from scratch blog

After a truly lovely day in the kitchen yesterday whipping up a few new recipes for the blog, I thought I’d share one of them for you today! Before I forget, thank you all so much for your lovely recipe suggestions, I now have a very long list of new recipes to create and share on the blog for you, if there is ever anything you’d like me to share, please let me know! While I was baking yesterday I shared a little peek of what I was making on Instagram and the end result is the most delicious Banana, Date and Walnut Cake with Caramel Icing – if you’re after a stunning banana and caramel cake recipe that’s beautiful enough to serve for any celebration and takes no time at all to make you simply must try this. I hope everyone is surviving this horrible storm, it’s the perfect time to potter in the kitchen and bake. I’d love to know what you think of my new recipe and I can’t wait to share the other’s I’ve made. x

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classic-vanilla-cake-made-from-scratch

There are times when you want to spend a lot of time creating a beautiful cake, and there are other times when you want to whip up something that takes less than an hour from start to finish. This simple yet perfect vanilla cake is one of those truly delicious cakes that takes no time at all and can be made for any occasion – it’s wonderful for afternoon tea served with a light dusting of icing sugar, cream and seasonal fruit. Or of course you can ‘dress’ it up a little more with icing – or even make two cakes and create a layer cake. This is what I love about baking, the options of how to serve a classic vanilla cake are truly endless, and this lovely recipe is such a perfect place to start. x

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lemon and coconut loaf made from scratch

I’m terribly sorry for how quite the blog has been over the past week. I’ve been lying very very low with an awful head and chest cold – it’s been a week of sleeping, pinning, admiring instagram and watching an embarrassing amount of gossip girl. Thankfully though I can tell when I’m done with being sick and almost better when I start cleaning the house and baking. So to celebrate the end of a lousy week I’ve whipped up the most delicious Lemon and Coconut Loaf that’s perfect for a little winter weekend baking – it’s easily one of my favourite recipes as it takes no time at all to make and of course is so delicious is never lasts longer than a day. The recipe below includes a beautiful lemon drizzle icing that adds a delicious burst of lemon to the top, I left this loaf un-iced as I plan on toasting a slice or two over the weekend for brunch or afternoon tea. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend planned. x

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lemon and almond friand made from scratch

I’ve always found it so lovely that lemons are in season during winter – it’s almost like nature wants to remind us of brighter things on gloomy winter days. So because this week has been particularly gloomy,  yesterday afternoon I whipped up a batch of delicious and very simple Lemon, Almond and Coconut Friands – not only is the texture of these small cakes divine, they’re also incredible adaptable. You can easily switch the lemon and coconut for raspberry and white chocolate or a classic lime friand – the possibilities are truly endless, and of course delicious! I’d love to hear what your favourite friand flavour is.

I’m also so excited to share that I’ve been asked by the truly lovely and talented Lauren Kelp to be a guest blogger on her beautiful blog – as it’s summer in the states Lauren is generously sharing a few of my older recipes, but shortly I’ll be sharing exclusive recipes for Lauren. If you haven’t had a peek at her work yet, you must, it’s so beautiful! I hope everyone has a lovely day planned and are tucked up somewhere warm away from the rain. x

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Hello May

Hello May | Made From Scratch Goodness, can anyone else believe that it’s May already?! This year is flying by so quickly. I thought I’d share a little roundup of a few of my favourite photos from Instagram that I took during April – I’ve been having so much fun styling my feed a little more and really thinking about how I want it to look. I hope you’re enjoying my feed too, I love instagram, it’s such a wonderful community of people and where some of my dearest friends have been made. If you’re on instagram, I’d love to meet you, simply leave a comment under this photo on Instagram, I’d love to take a peek at your feed. I hope everyone has a wonderful month planned, fingers crossed I’ll be able to share my new logo and blog design with you this month – it’s time for a fresh start and a change, I can’t wait to show you what I’ve been busy working on! xo

carrot-cake-made-from-scratch

It’s not very often re-share my recipes, but I just can’t help but share my carrot cake recipe again – it’s wonderfully simple to make and really is so perfect. I made this delicious cake almost two years ago for Easter and thought it would be perfect to whip up again this Easter – especially with the horrible weather we’re having at the moment, I think it’s the perfect time to potter in the kitchen and fill your home with the beautiful warm spices from this delicious cake. And of course top with generous amounts of the silkiest cream cheese icing and you’ll have a dessert that everyone will adore this weekend.

I hope that everyone has a truly wonderful long weekend planned with your beautiful friends and family. After some very exciting news yesterday about my hubbies new job offer, we’re off to celebrate with some amazing friends of ours, go to a beautiful house warming and of course eat a silly amount of chocolate. Have a lovely long weekend everyone, I’ll see you again on Tuesday. Happy Easter everyone. xo

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