Pumpkin, Ginger and Orange Traybake

Halloween Pumpkin, Ginger and Orange Traybake by Katie Bryson for Parentdish.co.uk

An easy seasonal bake full of warmth and flavour, topped with fluffy citrus cream cheese frosting it’s hard to stop at one slice. You can use the flesh of pumpkin or butternut squash, with the overall texture being very similar to carrot cake. I put this treat together for a local coffee morning my friend was […]

Toffee Apple Cupcakes

Toffee Apple Cupcakes by Katie Bryson for Parentdish.co.uk

Apple and cinnamon cupcakes topped with lashings of toffee frosting drizzled with caramel, it’s pretty safe to say you’ll only need to eat one of these! I wanted to create a seasonal bake that would be perfect for autumnal gatherings, cake stalls or a gift to cheer someone up. There’s always an occasion for cake, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fig and almond cake

Fig and almond cake on feedingboys.co.uk

Figs are such a beautiful ingredient both to look at and eat, they make everything they touch seem decadent and exotic. I was inspired to make this fig and almond cake after visiting The Clocktower Cafe in Hanwell, where the owner Morna had just made a gorgeous gluten free fig traybake which she gave us […]

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 […]

Icebox cake

Ice box cake

This is an Icebox Cake – a popular American dessert from the time of the First World War that enjoyed wide success due to the fact that it is put together using pre-made ingredients that are easily available. I wanted to share this curious concoction with you to see what you make of it. Anna […]

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 […]

Lunchbox bake: Carrot and pineapple 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 […]