Colonial Cravings

A Cornish girls food adventures...


maple syrup

Coconut and raspberry pancakes

When I was younger I would generally end up dodging breakfast, much to my mothers frustration I should imagine. I always felt that the extra 15 minutes in bed was far more preferable! I’m quite different now and get positively… Continue Reading →

Maple tofu bao buns

I love these sweet, soft, fluffy pillows of dough but it’s not always easy to find non-meat versions. The last time we were in NYC we did a food crawl (what we do when there are just too many great… Continue Reading →

Malted nut pancakes

So I’m on a mission to use up all the bits and bobs that are left in my pantry before our imminent move back to the UK. That’s how this epic breakfast treat occurred. I had half a jar of… Continue Reading →

Maple berry muffins

Some mornings nothing’s as good as a muffin. A bowl of bran flakes just doesn’t compare to biting into a soft, sweet, fruity muffin still warm from the oven. One of these and about a pint of black coffee help… Continue Reading →

Maple bourbon buttercrunch

I hadn’t heard of buttercrunch until our last trip to Vermont, where we stayed in a hotel that put a little box of it on our pillow at night. It’s not as hard as toffee, I suppose it’s a little… Continue Reading →

Parsnip and ginger cake with maple frosting

Parsnips should be more than just an accompaniment to your Sunday roast. They should be cake in fact. If it’s good enough for carrots then it’s good enough for parsnips! This recipe makes a wonderfully moist sponge with a nice… Continue Reading →


We took a little road trip up to Vermont in October to meet up with a couple of our friends from back home. This nicely coincided with my friend’s birthday. We also realised whilst we were away that we’ve known… Continue Reading →


These are such lovely, autumnal flavours. The sweet fig, the rich, sticky maple syrup and the warm spices all blend so nicely together. And of course a steamed pudding is just wonderfully comforting anyway. It’s not heavy though, not the… Continue Reading →


  I know I say this every time that I post a cheesecake recipe but this really is an incredible dessert. It’s got it all really, crunchy oaty base (Brit readers; think Hob Nobs!), creamy filling and warmly spiced fruit…. Continue Reading →


  I’d never heard of monkey bread before I moved to America, in the UK we just call it ‘tear and share’ bread and it tends to be savoury rather than sweet. I’m none the wiser as to why it… Continue Reading →

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