Recipe: Barmbrack tea bread

Our Vintage Chef brings you a tasty St Patrick’s Day bake – follow tradition and hide a fortune-telling surprise inside

How we fell out of love with fruit cake

In our over-sugared times, traditional fruit cakes are being ditched in favour of sickly-sweet sponges

29 Mar 2018

How to bake a spectacular blood orange cake

A perfect cake for the cold winter months

Let office workers eat cake!

Don’t listen to the joyless meddlers who think sweet treats should no longer be a part of office life

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‘Yummy veggies’? ‘Fun-size’ snacks? On healthy eating, let’s stop the baby talk

January is an odd time for nutrition professionals. Having been ignored and uninvited for most of December we find ourselves…

5 Jan 2017

A Christmas cake for people who hate Christmas Cake

How to bake sticky gingerbread wreath cake

How to bake Bonfire Night toffee apple cake

A surefire way of turning the perennially disappointing ‘treat’ into a thing of beauty

Let us eat cake – but only occasionally

Cake has lost its charm – and The Great British Bake Off is partly to blame.

17 Aug 2016

Why fasting for Ramadan is (probably) good for your health

Ramadan ends today. For me, like for other Muslims, it has been a tough month. Abstaining for about 19 hours…

6 Jul 2016

The secret of a successful diet: a regular flow of treats

Everybody says diets don’t work. They would work if you actually stuck to them, but you won’t stick to them,…

23 Feb 2016