Caramelised Milk & Honey Madeleines with Lime

A House of Fraser girl in Paris: Caramelised Milk & Honey Madeleines with Lime

A summer holiday typically involves a sandy beach of some sort and whilst this can be wonderful, many do also enjoy the cultural diversions and glamorous hotspots synonymous with a stylish city break. And, as most of central London unexpectedly seems rather quiet whilst the glorious whirlwind of the Games comes to a pinnacle, I […]

Great British Golden Sponge Cupcakes with Surprise Union-Jack Filling and Buttercream Frosting

Go for Gold: Great British Golden Sponge Cupcakes

… With a surprise Union Jack-inspired Filling and Buttercream Frosting! Get set for a weekend of fun and games as the most prolific National event of the year kicks off in London. How will you be celebrating the Games? You might have front row tickets and be busy packing for a pre-event picnic or simply […]

Scotch Chocolate Tiffin with Toasted Hazelnuts and Apricots

The Perfect Picnic Snack: Scotch Chocolate Tiffin with Toasted Hazelnuts and Apricots

Emily Farley, our Online Content Coordinator packs up a picnic with some Whisky-spiked Chocolate Tiffin… If you are fortunate enough to experience an interval of bright sunshine – sans ominous grey-clouds on the horizon – then make the most of the cheery weather, gather those nearest and dearest and nip out to a park, field, […]


Rainy Day Treat: Swiss Chocolate and Cashew Nut Cookies

House of Fraser’s Online Content Coordinator and in-house baking enthusiast Emily Farley shares her recipe for Swiss Chocolate and Cashew Nut Cookies… Yet another swathe of unseasonable British weather has already swooped in to threaten us and everyday we trudge dismally into our routines expecting the very worst. Hence, I think it best to have […]


Inspired by USA: July 4th Oreo Cookie Chocolate Cheesecake

Inspired to create her own tribute to the USA’s Independence Day, our Online Content Coordinator Emily Farley shares her recipe for an indulgent Cheesecake… This Oreo Cookie Chocolate Cheesecake is about as decadent – and as calorific (shhh!) – as a dessert can be; but as we are celebrating the all American July 4th Holiday […]


Designer Fashion Inspired by Wimbledon

Wahoo – Wimbledon is here ( and that’s right, I said wahoo)! To get you in the mood for all things tennis, I’ve taken a couple of minutes to bring you pieces that are perfectly suited to a little game, set and match. Ladies and gents, a sharply tailored blazer offers a chic courtside cover-up, whilst a clean-cut […]

Delicious Stalls

House of Fraser at Taste of London 2012

Emily, our Online Content Coordinator headed to Taste of London at the weekend, and here’s her report from the event… The Corner Room: – Sea Bass Ceviche with Green Chilli and Fennel Taste of London 2012 encapsulated the city’s celebratory approach to food in all forms; from many diverse cultures and in various guises – […]


Here comes the summer of sports!

Whether you’re fan of football, tennis or adore all things athletic, celebrate these summer festivities with our sports essentials. I’ve browsed and selected the must-haves to enjoy this season of sport and support your team… To really appreciate the festivities, you will need a couple of friends, a sofa, a great TV and a […]



This is a tradition that us Brits will always cherish: Tea Time! What could be better than relaxing with friends and family around a nice cuppa and a selection of tea cakes? I’ve browsed to bring you my pick for a very British tea party.   Tea Tres Chic Be as chic as Afternoon […]


Jubilee Victoria Sandwich? Yes please!

After months and months of preparation the Jubilee is finally coming this weekend and what better way to celebrate the Queen than a nation’s favorites like the Victoria Sponge sandwich. Follow our recipe and enjoy this delicious summer cake… A lovely Victoria sponge cake Ingredients 225 g (8 oz) softened butter 225 g (8 oz) […]



Make the best of the sunny weekends to come with a picnic in the park and enjoy a simple but delicious meal with your family and friends in the sun.  Here are my tips on how to eat outdoors in style… Tip 1: Food and drinks: Keep it simple! Prepare in advance some sandwiches to […]



Easter Sunday is approaching, and what better way to celebrate than with a spot of baking. Simply follow our recipes to create some delicious Easter goodies for all the family… SIMNEL CAKE A deliciously fruity cake with a sweet marzipan topping. Ingredients • 100g/4oz glacé cherries • 225g/8oz butter • 225g/8oz sugar • 4 large […]

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