Blackberry Pear Upside-Down Cake

Lucy's parents came over for a casual dinner last weekend and we opted for quick-and-easy pizzas, salad, and garlic bread. But, I never like to forego an opportunity to bake so I began my search for an autumn dessert on Pinterest. I was leaning towards something like tarte tatin or sticky toffee pudding, but I … Continue reading Blackberry Pear Upside-Down Cake

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Brownie Cake

We're having friends over for dinner tonight and this is always a perfect opportunity to bake! The thing is, this week has been ridiculously long and busy at work,  and I went to the pub with colleagues yesterday evening and then rushed home to do the grocery shopping and chat to my parents before bed. … Continue reading Brownie Cake

Reconstructing 18th Century Recipes

Something entirely new on the blog this week! I'm joining The Recipes Project for a digital conference all about the history of recipes called 'What is a Recipe?', which is running this month on various social media platforms. For the first time, I'm uniting my professional life as a historian of the social history of … Continue reading Reconstructing 18th Century Recipes