Colonial Cravings

A Cornish girls food adventures...



Apricot, cardamom and honey ice cream (no-churn)

These are flavours which are just made to go together. They’re fragrant and exotic and generally a delicious combination. Cardamom is one of my favourite spices. I do love a no-churn ice cream recipe too, they’re always so quick and… Continue Reading →

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 →

Caerphilly, honey and thyme scones

The first of March was St David’s Day, the patron saint of Wales. Whilst I will always feel more Cornish than anything else, technically I’m Welsh as that’s the country I was born in. The two places do have quite… Continue Reading →

Whisky and raspberry cranachan trifle

This beauty is what I’m offering up for this years Burns Night pudding. I know cranachan is pretty much just trifle anyway but when I was recently asked for a trifle recipe this is what sprang to mind and it… 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 →

Spelt scones with honey, almonds and chocolate

I’ve never tried baking with spelt flour before but I’m very pleased with how these turned out. The proteins in spelt are (apparently) more water-soluble than those found in traditional wheat so it tends to produce lighter and more tender… Continue Reading →

Tahini, honey and cocoa cake

This is a not-too-sweet cake with a generous ‘meaty’ crumb. Perfect with a cup of espresso or Turkish coffee. It’s wonderfully dense and the tahini gives it a lovely slightly sticky texture, it sort of coats your mouth, a little… Continue Reading →

Honey orange whole wheat shortbread

I think of these as a kind of luxury digestive. They’re more robust than classic shortbread but far more buttery and slightly more tender than a standard digestive biccy. They’re still good dunked in a cuppa though, which is pretty… Continue Reading →

Salted honey and olive oil truffles

These are just bonkers easy to make. Seriously, I almost feel like I’m cheating you out of a recipe with this one. These are also dairy-free, although you wouldn’t guess it from how gloriously melty and creamy they are. I’m… Continue Reading →


I realise that having a third madeleine recipe on here may be a bit extravagant, a second floral themed one at that, but when I scavenged some lavender flowers from my mums garden I couldn’t resist using them in some… Continue Reading →

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