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A Blooming Fancy Party Cake

15 May 2018 12:04:47

Katie Alice - Blooming fancy - Vanilla layer cake with Rhubarb and rosewater jam and roasted strawberry frosting

To celebrate the launch of the lovely new Blooming Fancy collection I decided to make a pretty pink party cake topped with a giraffe in a party hat, obviously…

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Easy fruit loaf

16 Jan 2018 09:49:02

easy fruit loaf - Katie alice blog

You know when you get those sudden urges to bake a cake. And it's Sunday and all the shops are shut and you've almost run out of butter. And you can't stop thinking about cake... This super easy recipe is made mostly from what you've already got somehwere at the back of your cupboards - perfect.

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English Winter Minestrone Soup

11 Dec 2017 13:19:59

English Winter Minestrone Soup - Katie Alice Blog

I’ve always loved making soup. There’s something so satisfying about a big pan of homemade goodness sat on the hob waiting patiently for you and your ladle to arrive. This is a hearty minestrone soup recipe with English seasonal vegetables, perfect for warming your cockles this winter…

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Pear and Blackberry pie

1 Dec 2017 18:00:53

Pear and Blackberry Pie and the Ditsy Floral collection, Katie Alice

If you can't eat pie in winter then when can you? This lovely spiced pear and blackberry number will help see you through the cold weather this winter ...

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Cauliflower and pomegranate salad with tahini dressing - Katie Alice blog

Throwing a party can be a little stressful, but this lovely recipe for Cauliflower and Pomegranate salad with Tahini dressing will impress your guests whether it’s a fancy dinner party or casual BBQ …

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Strawberry Sandwiches

2 Jul 2017 21:00:00

Summer sandwiches

Not many people know this but strawberries make an unexpected yet utterly delightful summer sandwich filling – a grown up jam sandwich if you will. Give them a try this summer while British strawberries are at their best…

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Berry Full Smoothie

12 Mar 2017 11:29:49

Pretty glassware and berry smoothies - Katie Alice blog

I’m rebelling against the green smoothie brigade with this pretty pink berry, coconut and oat number and I’m feeling pretty happy about it. And we have some lovely new glassware to serve it in…

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boozy banana and salt chocolate pancakes

Some grown up pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. These are especially good if you’re giving up either alcohol or chocolate for lent. Or if your not giving anything up but just really like chocolate and banana pancakes. And rum.

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Pink Rhubarb, Pink Everything

25 Feb 2017 14:00:00

Pink Rhubarb - Katie Alice blog

It's pretty pink rhubarb time again! Here's a lovely and very easy recipe for rhubarb and cardamom cake to help you make the most of this wonderful fruit....

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Homemade hot chocolate - Katie Alice


We're really in the midst of winter now and I don't know about you but I need a little pick-me-up during these dark and chilly days. These two recipes for homemade hot chocolate and spiced banana bread will warm you through...

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Pumpkin bread

30 Oct 2016 13:36:53

pumpkin bread - Katie Alice Blog

Got some left over pumpkin puree hanging around from all the Halloween themed baking? Try this lovely pumpkin and rosemary loaf…

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Halloween cake

16 Oct 2016 20:59:11

Halloween cake - Katie Alice Blog

This recipe for spiced pumpkin cake with dulce de leche and toffee apples is the perfect Autumnal party centerpiece – so give a pumpkin a good home this Halloween and bake a beautiful cake!

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Pink rhubarb pie for pie week

9 Mar 2016 16:36:52

Freshly baked rhubarb pie

Apparently this week is British pie week, so what better seasonal ingredient to use than the beautiful pink forced rhubarb currently gracing our market stands and vegetable aisles. Here’s my recipe for Rhubarb, strawberry and orange blossom pie with rosemary pastry…

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Flippin' eck!

7 Feb 2016 22:05:45

katie alice bakeware

Fancy soemthing different for pancake day this year? Here are 5 delicious looking pancake recipes for you to try this Shrove Tuesday from some of the best food blogs on the internet. 

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Robbie's Roast Chicken

25 Jan 2016 11:30:29

Tonight is Burns night which just so happens to be a firm favourite of mine for many reasons! (Mainly haggis). Here's a different take on the traditional Burns supper - Robbie's Roast - a recipe for roast chicken with haggis. And for today only a special code to use on our website for 20% off everything in the Highland Fling collection! 

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Christmas Tree Biscuits

14 Dec 2015 10:48:12

Katie Alice Christmas Biscuits

Decorate your tree with edible decorations this year - although, maybe not too many as it could start looking a bit bare by Christmas. These peppery spiced, iced little biscuits are just the thing...

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Anna Jones' chocolate puddings

20 Aug 2015 11:22:40

With the Great British Bake Off in full swing, amateur bakers like myself are taking to their mixing bowls armed with spatulas and measuring spoons in a bid to create a show-stopper bake capable of reducing family and friends to tears...

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Pancake Day

17 Feb 2015 20:02:00

Pancakes - Katie Alice blog

Who doesn’t love Pancake Day, …or to go by it’s more serious and far less appetising name, Shrove Tuesday. I have always been a little confused as to why this religious festival, intended for reflection and life assessment, has become a day where millions of atheists around the world gather together

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River Cottage Cookery School

7 Jan 2015 18:14:00

River Cottage - Katie Alice blog

I love food. I love everything about food. I love cooking it, I love eating it, I love sharing it and I love understanding it. Last Christmas my boyfriend bought me a voucher to attend a one day cookery school at River Cottage and almost a year later I finally made

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Celery Soup For Dinner

2 Oct 2014 09:13:00

Celery and celeriac soup - Katie Alice

A mighty soup that’s worthy of a dinner. Every time I tell my boyfriend that I’m going to make soup for dinner he always looks at me in that same grateful but unsure way and I can almost hear him mentally going through the contents of the fridge as he

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How food blogs won me over

3 Sep 2014 12:01:00

From FOOD 52

Blogging does not come naturally to me. A couple of years ago you couldn’t have recommended a blog highly enough to me that it would actually make me sit down and enter its URL into my search bar. And trying to get me to update my then pitiful blog was

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Raspberry and rosewater cupcakes

16 Jun 2014 11:18:00

Raspberry and Rosewater cupcakes - Katie Alice

I suppose it would go without saying that my love for flowers extends beyond growing them in the garden and putting them in a vase. I love wearing them, drawing them and giving them. I also love cooking with them and am especially in love with rosewater and orange flower

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Making paella

13 Jun 2014 11:09:00


The past two years have seen some unexpected life changes for me. One of the biggest changes I’ve faced is that after living in villages in the middle of nowhere for most of my 28 years I have now moved to a town for the first time in my life

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Brining duck legs

9 Jun 2014 15:36:00


Duck legs are one of my most favourite things to eat. At a pub I used to work in a few years ago they used to get duck legs from a local butcher that were cured and they were the most delicious flavour! So when I saw Fergus Henderson’s recipe

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spinach pie 2

Spinach is one of those things that every now and then I get an overwhelming craving for – usually after a spat of unhealthy eating when I can almost hear my body crying out for vitamins. There’s just something about eating it that makes me feel much better. Kind of

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I love that point when you have been visiting relatives and it becomes time to leave, where you are almost certainly persuaded to take something with you whether it be left over cake, plant clippings, some carrots dug out the garden (the later is a particular reference to my Grandad)

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