Greatest Guinness Cake

This cake wins all popularity contests and has become so renowned and requested among school mums it’s due to be auctioned off at the summer fair

Best Brownies

These are absolute beauties. The genius stroke of leaving the chocolate in chunks before transferring to the oven means they simply ooze melted chocolate once baked – all the better for serving warm with vanilla ice cream.

Seasonal Greens

When it comes to seasonal food May and June win hands down. Earthy green asparagus, the gaudy bright yellow of the courgette flower and of course luscious juicy red strawberries – everything about this time of year suggests a fresher way of eating, a world away from the comforting stodge of winter.