Colonial Cravings

A Cornish girls food adventures...



Dinky crab & chili pasties

Crab was a particular speciality where we were living in the USA. Hauled out of the Chesapeake and boiled up with Old Bay seasoning or turned into delicious crab cakes. It’s a delicacy back home in Cornwall too, freshly picked… Continue Reading →

Lime, thyme and elderflower meringue pie

I know what you’re thinking, ‘lemon meringue pie is a classic, you don’t need to mess around with it.’ But I say a change is as good as a rest so why not try something a little bit different? This… Continue Reading →

Rhurbarb and ginger tart

This is a lovely seasonal twist on my recipe for apricot bourbon tart (you might have seen it in The Guardian). I love anything involving frangipane and I’m always striving to attain pastry perfection. My grandma made the best pastry… 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 →

Honey mustard root vegetable pies – with a thyme crust

I’ve definitely fallen in love with this hot-water pie crust recipe. It’s lovely to work with and the results are so crisp and delicious. I also can’t get enough of root vegetables at the moment so this may be my… 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 →

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 →

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 →

Orange matcha tarts

What I actually wanted to do here was make a copycat of a green tea and yuzu tart that I once ate in NYC but it seems like yuzu is far less common in suburban Maryland (I was still there… Continue Reading →

Basil lemon drizzle éclairs

I suspect that in a few weeks when I’m back living in Blighty I will really miss having a basil plant that’s part triffid. I’m always amazed at how well it thrives. In spite of my lack of green fingers… Continue Reading →

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