Rocky Road

I’m sure a psychologist would have a lot to say about Rocky Road being the recipe of choice post move. I had high hopes of stock piling recipe posts so that I could seamlessly blog away this past month despite the near breakdowns, running out of bubble wrap, learning to disconnect fridge freezers from junction boxes, house buyer gazumping and generally enduring one of the most stressful times in my life.

I’m pretty sure I’ve come out the other side addicted to sugar yet somehow lighter and before I try to ween myself off the white stuff thought I’d have one last hurrah. It is also a recipe that requires next to no equipment or technical ability so seemed the perfect thing the christen the new kitchen. To Nigella’s recipe I added hazelnuts and raisins and swapped the rich tea biscuits for digestives.

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Caraway Seed Cake

Winter is drawing in and I’m feeling less and less like going out at the weekends. There is something so comforting about tucking yourself up at home away from the elements and this caraway seed cake by Nigella is perfect for cold winter weekends with a cup of tea or an indulgent hot chocolate. The ground almonds make it very moist and buttery and it will keep wrapped in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

Nigella Caraway Seed Cake

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