Paired with a hot cup of coffee, this easy banana bread is the perfect sweet treat and it gets better with age, meaning you don’t have to gobble it all down straight away. You don’t have to but no one is stopping you…It’s based on Madeleine Shaw’s banana loaf, but I’ve played with the ingredients slightly, switching coconut sugar for brown sugar, swapping a vanilla pod for vanilla extract, and adding walnuts and extra sugar to make a delicious crust. For the crust, I suggest…Continue Reading “Banana and walnut bread”

Chocolate and Guinness cake

This chocolate and Guinness cake by the Hummingbird Bakery is possibly the best chocolate cake I have ever tasted. Big statement, I know – and possibly a biased one seeing as I baked it! But, as someone who will always choose traditional Victoria sponge over chocolate cake, this was a revelation, and I’m embarrassed to say, two of us polished it off in no less than four days.The recipe states that you need an electric whisk, but I’m happy to report that it turned out…Continue Reading “Chocolate and Guinness cake”