Claire Ptak, the East London baker chosen by Harry and Meghan to make their wedding cake, wouldn’t share the recipe so I took matters into my own hands.
"A life-size Action Bronson gingerbread man hash cake, smoking a snowman️ bong."
At a special dinner at The Marksman pub in Hackney, I cooked chicory salad, slow-cooked oxtail, and espresso granita inspired by San Francisco’s Zuni Café.
Courtesy of Claire Ptak—dessert maven and owner of London's Violet Bakery—these from-scratch cookies are dead-simple to make, even on an eggnog-hazed Christmas morning.
“There’s a sourness to coriander that works really well in sweet stuff,” says American-born baker and owner of London’s Violet Bakery Claire Ptak, as she shows me how to prepare her festive ginger molasses cookies.