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 […]

Courgette, thyme and lemon drizzle cake

Courgette, thyme and lemon drizzle cake from feedingboys.co.uk

When we returned from Greece there was a vibrant yellow striped courgette waiting to be plucked from our patio veggie tub that was crying out for a higher purpose. So of course my first thought was cake. I love how grated courgette brings a moistness to a sponge, and its yellow colour led my mind […]

Ice cream cupcakes

ice cream cupcakes

The first time I saw cakes that had been baked in ice cream cones, I wanted to have a go at making them for myself. Several years later and a school summer fair to bake for and I finally got around to it! The first effort was a total disaster. I’m not exaggerating. SO spectacularly […]

Breakfast Club May: Bakes

Breakfast Club May: Bakes

I’m delighted to be hosting this month’s Breakfast Club – a blogging event thought up by Helen at Fuss Free Flavours to celebrate the first meal of the day. It’s a good excuse to think of something a bit more exciting than tea and toast and share it with us here. This month’s theme is […]

Fun Easter recipes for the Good Food Channel

Fluffy Easter chick cupcake - photo by Sharron Gibson

I’ve had another fun photoshoot with Sharron and Anna for the Good Food Channel website, creating a lovely range of Easter kid-friendly recipes for you to try out this holiday. I love sharing the beautiful pictures that Sharron takes of my food, and hope you enjoy looking at them too. I’ve also included links to all […]

Easter recipes for Parentdish

Easter nest cupcakes

Splash out with a festival of baking and indulgence over the Easter holidays with these recipes i’ve created for Parentdish. It’s good to have some kitchen projects in the bank ready for kids to help out with on days where you don’t have any plans, so bookmark this page when you’re making your Easter to-do […]

Food styling pretty cupcakes

Peanut butter cupcakes

I just wanted to share the results of the photoshoot I worked on last week for UKTV’s Good Food Channel website with my good friend and very talented photographer Sharron Gibson. Part one of the assignment was to make and photograph a series of cupcake recipes by Crumbs Couture  - so I spent two days […]

Lunchbox bake: Carrot and pineapple muffins

muffins

I spotted these gorgeous fellas in this month’s Good Food Magazine and immediately thought they’d be perfect for Sam’s lunchbox and also for post-school munchies. They’ve got mashed cooked carrot in, along with pineapple chunks and juice and a healthy scattering of sunflower seeds so you can feel quite virtous eating them despite the fact […]

Birthday marshmallow pops

Birthday marshmallow pops

Children’s birthday parties are fun to plan, but often result in panic-stricken midnight baking sessions trying to translate your vision of the perfect cake into reality. It all looked so blinking easy on that website… Last year I wasted a lot of time and stress trying to make 35 Death Star cake pops for Sam’s […]

Courgette and lemon cake with raspberry buttercream

Raspberry frosted courgette cake

A cake that tastes as good as it looks – and I mean it REALLY delivers! We met some friends at the South Bank recently and had an indoor picnic at the Royal Festival Hall. We took our own cake supplies and got the teas in from the cafe. Apparently this is okay – unlike […]