Colonial Cravings

A Cornish girls food adventures...



Apple and cranberry chelsea buns

You just can’t go wrong with a Chelsea bun. Soft enriched dough crammed full of rich, sweet fillings and covered in finger-licking sticky glaze. Always a winner! I love these warm for wintry breakfasts or with a cup of piping… Continue Reading →

Slutty super food bake

I find that with all this January healthy eating lark it’s a lot easier to take things steadily, rather than going cold turkey after all that, well, turkey. Yes, we’re all in need of a little more nourishment and a… Continue Reading →

Fennel and apple sausage rolls

Sausage rolls are a Christmas classic. I say that, but to be honest I haven’t eaten a sausage roll (or any kind of meat for that matter) for over 20 years. But never the less they certainly make an appearance… Continue Reading →

Butterscotch apple bundt cake

As much as I love my usual apple cake recipeĀ I thought that it might be nice to try something new. And yes, there are still apples on the tree in my garden. I always associate this time of year with… Continue Reading →

Baked caramel apple pancakes with bourbon cream

This is such a lovely dessert for chilly evenings. It’s comforting but not too heavy. It’s also another excellent way for me to make use of the apples from the tree in my back garden. You don’t have to make… Continue Reading →

Apple, blackberry and rosemary galettes

Before the blackberry season draws to a close I think there’s still enough forageable fruit left to make these beauties. There are still more than a few apples left on the tree in my garden too so I’m always looking… Continue Reading →

Windfall apple butter

I’ve returned to the UK and I’m overjoyed at having a garden again, even if it is going to take a lot of work to sort out how over grown it has become. One of the best things about my… Continue Reading →

Apple and horseradish fishcakes

It might be my Cornish bias but I really think that when it comes to fish its hard to beat really fresh mackerel. In the UK it’s readily available and generally reasonably priced plus it’s really good for you. The… Continue Reading →


It might be because I was raised in the West country but I’d take one of these over a bucks fizz on Christmas morning every time. This is made from apple and spice and all things nice. And by ‘all… Continue Reading →


I’ve made a fair few apple pies in my time. They’re one of my preferred vehicles for clotted cream, especially in the colder months. Plus I’m continuing my quest to make pastry as good as my Grandma used to make,… Continue Reading →

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