Renaissance Tuscan delights


Simple but flavoursome Cavallucci are sweets dating back to the Reinaissance.

Cavallucci means ‘little horses’ as they used to have a stamp of a horse, always associated with equine life, hence the connection with Siena, the city of the Palio.

A combination of spices, nuts, candied fruit and honey: simply delicious!


Back to work boost

Homemade bagels had been on our ‘bucket list’ as new bakes to try in the new year…and what better time than make them for our last leisurely slow breakfast before going back to work.

Perhaps not perfectly shaped but we got the right texture…and went a bit crazy with seeds: sesame, white and blue poppy.

With a bit more practice, we might be able to add them to our regular selection soon!



Christmas has come early at Ivy Cottage…


First attempt at the Ivy Cottage take on festive puddings: the Christmas Pudding Loaf, for selective special customers…orders already coming in!

This rich mix of fruits and nuts soaked in alcohol and spices is topped with a brandy butter sauce, giving it a moist decadent flavour.