Colonial Cravings

A Cornish girls food adventures...



Blueberry and black pepper corn muffins

Sometimes you want to be able to whip up a homemade sweet treat with the minimum amount of fuss. It’s nice to be able to sling a few ingredients into a bowl, give them a quick mix and be munching… Continue Reading →

Galette Saracin

I love visiting Brittany, probably because it’s quite similar to Cornwall. And because the food is so delicious. I can’t go to Brittany and not eat a galette at some point. Preferably filled with gooey, melty Emmental. Mr Colonial Cravings… Continue Reading →

Butternut squash and feta frittata

This tasty little vegetarian number makes a fairly regular appearance on our week night dinner menus. It’s a really quick and easy one pan wonder. It’s not limited to dinner time either, this is a great dish for brunch or… Continue Reading →

Mincemeat and saffron kugelhopf

I’ve said it many times but I’ll say it again…Christmas cake is not for me. Icing belongs in my food hell. I just can’t bear it. And the cake is just too rich for me, I’ll have a token slice… Continue Reading →

Malted teacakes

Can anyone resist a warm toasted teacake dripping with melted butter? I know I can’t. Home made teacakes (like most things) are far superior to their shop-bought cousins. The fruit is more juicy, the spices are brighter and the texture… Continue Reading →

Cherry and pistachio muffins

I think cherry and pistachio might be two of my favourite things. They’re delicious alone but even better together. Freshly baked muffins are always hard for me to resist too, they’re so warm and light and fluffy. They’re also really… Continue Reading →

Spiced orange buttermilk loaf

I am aware that, as an adult, if I want to eat cake for breakfast no one is going to stop me. I am also aware that it might not be the best choice I could make. If you’re going… 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 →

Kale, Bacon and Eggs

Hello lovely readers, I hope you’re all swell today. Over the next few weeks I’m going to be making my way back home from Maryland to the Cotswolds (via the Galapagos Islands, which is why it’s going to take a… Continue Reading →

Saffron honey biscuits

As our time living in America draws to a close I’ve been thinking about the way that I’ve been influenced by the food that I’ve eaten since I’ve been here. And whilst I will never understand why the cheese is… Continue Reading →

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