Hi, I’m Jane – welcome to my new site. Here I hope you’ll find ideas, inspiration and a helping hand to get the best out of food and cooking.

First and foremost, I’m a home cook, looking for new ways to make the everyday more interesting and the special a little simpler to achieve. Luckily for me, I managed to make a career from this passion, and have been writing recipes for magazines and books for the better part of 15 years. Dream job? Definitely.

You’ll find my recipes are straightforward and down-to-earth, with a leaning towards the practical. I don’t scrimp on information – it’s all about clarity and getting the best result together. So, whether you’re new to the kitchen or an old hand, have a look about and let me know what you think.

Happy cooking,

PS I’ve been rather busy with a bouncing baby since December. For those of you who have emailed queries since then I’m so sorry not to have replied. It’s not my style to give the silent treatment, but I have unplugged for a few months to concentrate on home. I’ll be back in action soon and ready to solve your (mainly wedding cake) cooking queries. xo

My Books


My Latest Blog Entries

The Big Thame Bake – Victoria Sponge Recipe

Calling all Great British Bake Off fans! Now’s your chance to bake for...

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Cookery book club, Oxford

Last Sunday I was lucky to share recipes from What to Bake & How to...

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Beat it… how to give your cakes a head start

Loads of cake recipes open with ‘cream the butter and sugar together’, or ‘beat...

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Pudsey bear cupcake decoration

I remember doing a sponsored ice skate for Children in Need when I...

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Make a gingerbread haunted house

It’s been torture keeping this recipe under wraps! It was written for my...

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Condensed milk… or is it?

Hey everyone, A few blogs and magazines have been running my recipes over...

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Featured Recipes

  • Yield : 4
  • Servings : 4
  • Cook Time : 15 Min
  • Yield : 12 muffins
  • Servings : 12
  • Cook Time : 20 Min
  • Yield : 1 loaf
  • Servings : 10
  • Cook Time : 70 Min