Cake for breakfast

Typically, every time I offer to bake for work or a cake sale I leave it to the very last minute, resulting in a midnight-cake-icing-session. For my friend's recent summer fete, I took it a step further and made cupcakes after a 7am wake up call; three hours before they were due on the stand. … Continue reading Cake for breakfast


Celebrate good times

Baking a birthday cake for a self-proclaimed savoury lover is a difficult job, and one that I was tasked with last weekend for my Mum's 60th. To add even more pressure, my Nan, still baking in her 90th year, was there to try a slice: there was no way I could mess this up. I opted for … Continue reading Celebrate good times

Reliable sauce

As a Londoner, it goes without saying that brunch is my favourite meal.  Lazy afternoons catching up with friends, eating great food and drinking prosecco-based cockails; it really doesn't get much better than that. I love the classic Eggs Benedict. It's simple and unadventurous, but the combination of flavours and the tangy hollandaise sauce always does the … Continue reading Reliable sauce

Flat out

Welcome to the first food post on Needle and Bread! Seeing as it's part of the blog's name, I thought I should kick things off with a simple bread recipe. Inexplicably and inexcusably, I've never made bread so wanted to find something easy to avoid spending hours on something that had a high risk of being … Continue reading Flat out