Recipes from a passionate home cook

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Recipe for courgette cake with cream cheese frosting and pistachios

Courgette cake

I’m not going to lie, I was sceptical when I first saw this recipe for courgette cake with cream cheese in Nigella Lawson’s How To Be A Domestic Goddess cookbook, for a few different reasons. Firstly, I sort of struggled with the idea that with the relatively large amount of courgettes, this recipe was going to deliver a sweet cake (though, as the book explains, nobody questions the amount of carrots in a carrot cake). Secondly, I couldn’t discover any butter in this ...

Dutch apple and cinnamon pie

The smell of this Dutch apple and cinnamon pie with vanilla and lemon instantly brings up so many good childhood memories, and is also the very reason this recipe should be your next baking experiment. When I was little, we used to bake some version of this recipe for occasions ranging from a family birthday to simply a rainy Sunday afternoon and was very much loved by my whole family, and still is. It is very simple to make and truly foolproof, but to me the combination of the sweetness, ...