We love Lucy Loves! We met Lucy back in the days when a full dining room for a busy brunch was… an absolute dream. Lucy is local to Sheen and runs a food blog that started from friends always asking her for recipes! Lucy’s food is the kind we love to eat, and so we asked her to write a guest blog for us … because we all eat in the same language! Enjoy!
Oh and the bakes. The peanut butter and jam slice, another Pickle & Rye in house staple, with its sweet, soft base and an abundance of jam (*or jelly, but not in the British sense of the word*). On my website, Lucy Loves, the most popular cake recipe is my red velvet cake, with its generous layers of cream cheese icing, also an American classic I have adopted as my own. The RVC is always such a crowd pleaser with its soft texture, hint of chocolate and beautiful colour. A chocolate brownie also is made once every 2 days in our house, swirled with salted caramel, packed with chocolate chips or even topped with coffee buttercream. They never last long in the treat tin, served in lunch boxes or at school sporting events.
I hope I’ve inspired you with my indulgent and comforting, American-inspired musings. If your mouth’s watering you can always call Pickle and Rye for the best taste of the US in London, or try some of my American-inspired bastardisations at lucylovesuk.com. Either way, it’s tons cheaper than a long haul flight.