Colonial Cravings

A Cornish girls food adventures...



Vegan banana, coconut and poppyseed cake

I can’t get over how well this turned out. I’m always a little bit apprehensive when I make up a vegan cake recipe, it’s a little bit out of my comfort zone but I do enjoy the challenge. This (in… Continue Reading →

Praline and cream cake

It wasn’t until I travelled to Charleston SC that I thought of praline being anything more than the chocolate seashells that Mr Colonial Cravings receives for Christmas every year. But in Charleston we tried some very tasty crunchy little clusters… Continue Reading →

Lemongrass and coconut tart

Whilst we were living stateside I developed a tiny obsession with stopping at road-side diners on our numerous road trips for pie. I think I found something satisfyingly clichéd about it. One of the best pies I tried was a… Continue Reading →

Butterscotch apple bundt cake

As much as I love my usual apple cake recipe 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 →

Chai caramel shortbread

I love caramel shortbread (you might have guessed as it was one of the first recipes I posted on here) but it can sometimes be a bit tooth-achingly sweet. Using dark chocolate spiked with chili, fragrant spices in the buttery… Continue Reading →

Rhubarb and orange blossom crumble

Is there a more comforting Autumn pud than a crumble? All that soft sweet fruit bubbling up from under a buttery blanket of crunchy crumble, steaming and hot from the oven with perhaps a dollop of clotted cream or a… 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 →

Bramble cheesecake

When I’m in the mood for a sweeter cocktail I do enjoy a Bramble. It’s like drinking gin and jam! As I’ve been picking so many blackberries recently I thought that it might be fun to make a Bramble inspired… Continue Reading →

Apricot and bourbon tart

I’m so pleased with how this turned out. It was everything that I hoped it would be. I’m sure that fellow food bloggers can appreciate how exciting it is when a recipe works first time! The crust was rich, buttery… Continue Reading →

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