Quick and easy summer desserts

Strawberry Oat Bars by Katie Bryson

If you’re hankering after some summer dessert ideas to take to a party or along to a picnic, then i’ve got a couple of easy recipes for you in association with Flora. Let’s kick off with these easy peasy Mini Raspberry Cheesecake Pots, with a divine crunchy hob nob biscuit base topped with home-made fresh […]

Firefighter Approved Chocolate Guinness Cake

Chocolate Guinness Cake on feeding boys.co.uk

The way to a firefighter’s heart is cake, lots and lots of cake. It’s genuinely quite shocking just how much cake a hungry watch can demolish, but believe me if you can impress them with your baking then you’re on the way to winning them over. They’re a tough crowd though, so you need a […]

Beautiful Easter Bakes

Simnel Cookies, recipe by Katie Bryson, photo by Sharron Gibson for UKTV

When I write recipes for The Good Food Channel, they often set me a bit of a challenge to see what I can come up with. This time the task was to develop some Simnel Cookies. But what would you expect Simnel Cookies to look and taste like? Would you expect them to look like […]

Mother’s day treats

Lemon Shortbread with Earl Grey Icing: recipe Katie Bryson, photo Sharron Gibson for the Good Food Channel

If you’re looking for recipe inspiration with Mother’s Day approaching, I’ve got some treats ideal for making for your mum, or perhaps for printing out and casually leaving for your partner to find! These beauties are a mixture of my own recipes, with one from Lucy Lovell and Thane Prince too. I was assigned with […]

Coconut and lime drizzle cake

Coconut and lime drizzle cake on feedingboys.co.uk

It’s been a busy week of cooking for photoshoots, recipe creation and food styling. My kitchen has been harbouring obscene quantities of cakes, biscuits and desserts – I’d have done a roaring trade if I’d set up a stall at the front of the house. Needless to say the neighbours have been eating well this […]

Mini gypsy tarts

Mini gypsy tarts by feedingboys.co.uk

This is based on a recipe I nabbed from my mum after she baked a big version for us over the Christmas holidays. Mum calls it Gypsy Tart, and from a spot of web research, it turns out it’s a traditional recipe from Kent where back in the mists of time a lady with not […]

Valentine edible gift ideas

Valentine recipes by Katie Bryson for Parentdish.co.uk

Forced romance is not my cup of tea, but Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to herd the kids into the kitchen for a bit of themed cooking! I’ve developed a few recipes with this in mind for Parentdish.co.uk and thought they might inspire you. These are mega mega easy but oh-so-pretty. All you need […]

Pizza Birthday Cake

Pizza birthday cake on feedingboys.co.uk

I’m sure i’m not alone in the birthday cake dread. What will your child request this year? We’ve had tractors, zombies, Star Wars, monster trucks… you name it! When you write about food for a living there’s a certain expectation that you’ll deliver something amazing. No pressure. No not at all. It doesn’t help that […]

Mini filo mince pies

Easy filo mince pies by Katie Bryson for the Good Food Channel website

Making your own mince pies doesn’t have to be a marathon effort. If you’re not fond of making your own pastry then reach for the ready-made stuff I say! These mini mince pies I did for the Good Food Channel website are made with crisp filo pastry and filled with mincemeat stirred up with a […]

Christmas cake inspiration

Good Food Christmas, Candy Cane Cupcakes, recipe and styling by Katie Bryson, photo by Sharron Gibson

When I say Christmas cakes, I don’t mean the heavily iced and marzipan wrapped stodgy fruit cake, oh no, we’re talking festive flavours in beautiful bakes that’ll impress anyone who happens to be popping over to your place during the festive season. Most of the following recipes are from talented local baker and good friend […]