Bakewell cake with raspberry curd filling

I’ve been invited to take part in Vertbaudet’s Summer Baking challenge, and was asked to make any summery cake and share it on my blog. So this is my entry – a combination of recipes that I love to make! The cake is a Bakewell cake, which usually only consists of one layer but I made two here so that I could fill it with homemade raspberry curd and buttercream. The contrast between the sweet curd and the tangy fresh raspberries works so well. If you’re having a summer party then this would be great to feed a few people, and you could use fresh cream instead of the buttercream. And then you’ve still got the rest of your batch of raspberry curd to enjoy even though Autumn is on the way! Read More

Pesto chicken with roasted vegetables

 

Finding really tasty but healthy meals can often be tricky. I found ‘The Diet for Food Lovers’ in a bargain bin in TKMaxx, and it’s a fantastic book full of delicious recipes that don’t make you feel like you’re scrimping on flavour! This recipe is fast becoming one of our favourites – if you’re not home too late then you can easily make it on a weeknight, which is always useful. If you don’t use all of the pesto it keeps in the fridge for up to 5 days, so it’s good for another meal too! Continue reading…