Harry Daly

Founder of hashtagcake.me

Harry Daly, or Harriet (when she’s in trouble!) is a 25-year old of British origin. The Chemistry graduate works as a PR consultant, and lives in Arabian Ranches with her siblings and father, where she enjoys treating her family to her lovely culinary creations. Harry is the kind of girl who enjoys everything from wakeboarding to reading, and of course cooking, and she is up for an adventure anytime.

About the blog

#CAKE (hashtagcake.me) was born in the summer of 2013 as I wanted to have something else to focus on, outside of work. I have loved creative writing from a young age, and anyone who knows me will tell you that I am a huge foodie! So, I thought combining two passions might be worth a try. I try to inject my personality into everything I write, as if I am telling the story out loud. It’s a food blog inter-weaved with anecdotes, experiences, travels, and food-filled memories. I also have a breakfast series on the blog (The Breakfast Club), to encourage myself to explore spots, and cook breakfast dishes – suggestions are welcome!


  • Know your oven, and temperature test it with a thermometer. Most ovens run slightly hotter or cooler than they are set to, so getting to grips with how your oven behaves is important!
  • • Use your instinct as well as the recipe. If you feel like the recipe is telling you to put too much of a particular ingredient in, hold back a little and taste it before committing to the whole measure. Similarly, if something has taken 10 minutes less to cook, than the recipe tells you to, take it out of the oven.

    “My recipe books are full of annotations – it makes them personal to me.”

    Foodies I’d love to dine with….A group of British guys who run a website and YouTube channel called Sorted Food. I find them really engaging and relatable, and I would cook one of my latest discoveries, Jambalaya.

    My ideal gift

    Josef and Josef stackable tupperware, and something from Le Creuset ñ Iím dying to get my hands on the big pot in blue.

    This Christmas I ate

    A big roast dinner of red cabbage, goose, and fig pudding at my mum’s house on Christmas Eve – it’s German tradition to celebrate on Christmas Eve, and both my maternal and paternal side have German family. On Christmas Day at my dad’s place, we eat roast turkey and beef, Gordon Ramsay’s honey-glazed ham, and trimmings. My step-mother is Canadian so it’s a mix of British and Canadian influences on the day.

    Guilty pleasure

    Cheese, cheese, and more cheese. Mature cheddar, gorgonzola, creamy brie, fondue, feta – honestly, I don’t think there is a cheese I don’t like.

    A family favourite

    Spinach and cream cheese cannelloni. My granddad taught me the recipe when I was younger, and I have loved it ever since.

    My ten-minute meal

    Probably something involving couscous. I love it, and it takes just five minutes to make. Add feta, fresh coriander, pomegranate, celery, pine nuts, grilled chicken, a squeeze of lemon, a drizzle of olive oil, and it’s all done!

    Secret ingredient

    Marmite – I add it to sauces, stews, and gravy. It also tastes great on toast with poached eggs or avocado.