Jaffa Friands

Oh, readers…. I have just spent a rare and treasured baby-free hour writing up this blog post, hit spellcheck and somehow lost it all. Sob! It was a fun post about cake, Bank Holidays, cake, hanging with my best friends and our brood, cake…oh and Hugh Jackman *sigh*. And now I have 5 minutes before… [Continue Reading]

coconut & lime friands

Hello you devilishly lovely thing! May I say that you’re looking fabulous…… Whats that? Do I have physic powers that enable me to see my lovely readers…. Nope, unfortunately not, but who doesn’t love a gorgeous compliment every now and then? Plus if you’ve been drawn to my tiny corner of the interweb then you… [Continue Reading]

Lemon & Blueberry Friands

Welcome to another Fabulous Friand recipe! 9 down and just 41 to go…..its fine…totally fine…. I can do it…. I CAN DO IT I TELL YOU! These zingy little cakes, studded with jammy blueberries are perfect to have for elevenses with a cuppa. You really don’t need to gussy them up as I have done… [Continue Reading]


Sometimes Mr Love has some great ideas…such as “Will you marry me?” or “Lets have a baby”. Unfortunately, some other notions haven’t panned out quite so well. To be fair most of these have involved dodgy facial hair – even the mention of ‘lamb chop whiskers’ gives me a stress twitch. Whilst munching on a… [Continue Reading]


Over a year or so ago I jokingly mentioned that I should write a cookbook called 50 Fabulous Friands. I had all the zeal of someone newly converted and had fallen head over heels for this moist and nutty little cake. And then , like a giddy kitten I must’ve seen something else sparkly and… [Continue Reading]

Strawberry Topped Chocolate Hazelnut Friands

One of the best things about where I work is that we all appreciate the pure joy of food. In between talking about necessary fashion stuff, the chat turns mostly towards what we are all having for lunch or dinner that day and what we had for supper last night. We always have cake for… [Continue Reading]

Hot Cross Friands

Well, here we all are on the eve of a long bank holiday weekend. Four gorgeous days of no work, hurrah! Mr Love and I are off on a jaunt to Somerset this weekend and I fear it will remind me of my British based childhood holidays ie, being cold and wet most of the… [Continue Reading]

Festive Friands

Its one week to go before Christmas and so I thought I’d give you all a little Lemony present! No, it’s not talc or a pair of comedy slippers but this fantastically tasty and stupidly easy alternative to mince pies. I’ve fallen back on my old favourite – the friand – to create a moist… [Continue Reading]

Salted Caramel & Choc Chip Friands

I first had salted caramel chocolates several years ago from Selfridges in London. I adore anything that has a salty/sweet flavour ( Mr L and I always go halvesies on the salted/sweet popcorn at the movies ) but these choccies were close to a transcendental experience. And as you know, I am also very fond of a Friand ( I’m contemplating… [Continue Reading]

Aussie Passion Friands

I know, I know, another flippin’ friand recipe! It’s getting ridiculous isn’t it? On the other hand I only have 46 more friand recipes to go until my 50 Fabulous Friands book is complete! Hurrah! I really hope you don’t hold this friand obsession against me. I promise to give them a rest for a… [Continue Reading]