Cherry & raspberry welsh cakes
Celebrate St David's Day
1st March is St David's Day. Lightly pinked, these are a twist on the classic Welsh cake (pice ar y maen): instead of using currants, I have used glace cherries, and flavoured the mix with raspberry dust. My nephew won't eat currants so this recipe is for him. Not only do they look pretty, they are delicious too: sweet, buttery, soft... They're really simple to make.
mimosa cake with advocaat
For International Women's Day
In Italy, the mimosa flower is often given to women on 8 March, International Women's Day. I have put my own spin on the mimosa cake here, elevating its flavour through the addition of advocaat (the alcohol of which is all cooked off in the process). A light sponge is layered with bright yellow custard, then decorated with cubes of sponge to resemble the clusters of mimosa.
cornish buns with sourdough discard
A zero-waste celebration of St Piran's Day
These saffron buns remind me of family holidays spent in Cornwall with my nieces and nephews. The buns are delicious served with clotted cream and jam for afternoon tea. They use sourdough discard - I'm always keen to devise recipes that use up the byproduct of sourdough making (I freeze the discard until I have enough to bake with).