Chocolate fudge cake

Chocolate fudge cake

Chocolate fudge cake is a real weakness of mine and this recipe will produce a delicious, moist, and light cake. I make it in 3 layers in 6″ cake tins but you could use this recipe to make 2 layers of 8″ cake. I like the smaller size as it...
Individual Victoria sponges

Individual Victoria sponges

You just can’t beat a good Victoria sponge – they are absolute proof that sometimes less is more. You don’t need fancy toppings or weird flavour combinations – you just need a good old fashioned, classic sponge sandwiched with jam (and cream if you’re feeling fancy) and dusted with sugar....
Cinnamon madeleines

Cinnamon madeleines

  Madeleines are little dainty shell shaped cakes that hail from France. They’re often flavoured with lemon, but I fancied cinnamon in mine! They’re delicious dipped in tea and they’re really lovely to serve at tea parties. Best of all they’re easy. You do need a madeleine pan to get...
Cranberry scones

Cranberry scones

I absolutely love scones – they’re such a delicious little treat and they’re really not difficult to make. I created this recipe on a whim and they worked really well – they’re a really nice change from plain old raisin scones. I think they’re best when smothered in jam and...
Lemon yoghurt cake

Lemon yoghurt cake

I was sent this rather fabulous cake mould a couple of weeks ago from the lovely folk at findmeagift.co.uk. It looks almost flower shaped when the cake is whole, but when you cut it into six slices, you end up with rather gorgeous heart shaped slices. It’s very clever and...
Baileys melting chocolate puddings

Baileys melting chocolate puddings

Baileys melting chocolate puddings are one of my favourite go to puddings! I’ve shamelessly adapted this recipe from one of Delia’s (which I also highly recommend) and I’ve added one of my favourite flavours – Baileys!  It’s a lovely dessert to serve at a dinner party because you can make...
Meringue roses

Meringue roses

I went to a Dr Oetker event the other day where Edd Kimber was demonstrating their new garden inspired range. Dr Oetker is one of the big brands for cakes, cupcakes, and all types of pretty baking – their products are lovely quality and since baking became so popular, the...
Churros with chocolate sauce

Churros with chocolate sauce

Churros are SO ridiculously delicious. They’re Spanish originally but have been adopted all over the place as a beloved snack and dessert. They’re easier to make than you might think and there are loads of ways to do it. This is the simplest way I’ve come across – you just...
Salted caramel meringue sandwiches

Salted caramel meringue sandwiches

I absolutely love meringues – they’re so much fun to make and they’re really not difficult. The wonderful Amy of She Cooks, She Eats makes the most incredible meringues (seriously, check out her recipe for chocolate meringues) and it was she that inspired me to get the beaters out and...
Stem ginger chocolate flapjacks

Stem ginger chocolate flapjacks

Flapjacks were always a feature in my lunchbox when I was little. They’re one of my favourite treats, because they’re scrummy, easy to make, and cheap. They’re also nicely filling, so they make a wonderful afternoon or mid morning snack. They’re a good one to make with kids as they require little...
Chili Cheese Dip

Chili Cheese Dip

This is a really easy peasy scrummy recipe that I picked up when I lived in Canada! Perfect with corn chips (like Doritos), bread sticks and toasted pitta breads. My mum likes to serve it with crackers. Heck, I’d eat it on its own with a spoon. It’s quite rich...
Chocolate Espresso Cake

Chocolate Espresso Cake

I recently got a beautiful new espresso machine from De’longhi. It’s an absolutely gorgeous machine, and I’m totally in love with it. It’s an absolute revelation to have smooth, fresh, quality coffee at home, instead of instant. And because I love coffee, it was always going to be inevitable that...
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Are you ready for Pancake Day?

Are you ready for Pancake Day?

It’s Pancake Day tomorrow! Have you made a plan for what you’re having? If you don’t fancy making your own, you could try Abra-ca-Debora’s ready made pancakes! I recommend the Little Diddys – they’re based on the popular Dutch poffertjes, which are ridiculously moreish. The Diddys are also very versatile – you can make fruit and...
5 quick and easy Valentines dinner ideas

5 quick and easy Valentines dinner ideas

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and if you’ve decided to forego an overpriced dinner out, you’re going to need to make something delicious for your loved one at home. Here are some of my favourite quick and dirty meals, ideal for impressing your dinner partner for minimal effort. They all look a LOT harder than they are,...
10 gift ideas for Valentine's Day 2015

10 gift ideas for Valentine’s Day 2015

It’s that time of year again! Here are 10 easy ideas for Valentine’s Day 2015, featuring lots of easy and delicious recipes and a few suggestions for things you can buy. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Homemade salted caramel millionaire’s shortbread This is one of my most popular recipes! They’re not too tricky to make and...
Heart shaped macarons

Heart shaped macarons

Heart shaped macarons are a lovely gift for Valentine’s Day! They’re not too difficult to make, just follow the recipe closely and be as confident as possible. The below recipe belongs to Clare at Little Bear Cakery, who taught me how to make macarons. For around 20 macarons, you need: 90g egg whites at room...
Review - Bonne Maman desserts

Review – Bonne Maman desserts

What: Bonne Maman’s desserts Where: all good supermarkets in the fridge section How much: £2.50 ish FIVE STARS I am already a big Bonne Maman fan, having loved their jams and confitures since childhood, and falling a little bit in love with their fruit pots a couple of years ago. So I was very excited...
Review: Qcumber

Review: Qcumber

What: Qcumber – cucumber flavour soft drink Where: all good supermarkets How much: £2.39 for a 750ml bottle FOUR STARS I was recently sent a couple of bottles of Qcumber – a new, low calorie, low sugar cucumber flavour soft drink. It’s a very fresh, very clean tasting drink and makes a nice change from the usual soft...
Review: Lurpak's Cook's Range

Review: Lurpak’s Cook’s Range

What: Lurpak Cook’s Range – Cooking Liquid and Clarified Butter Where: all supermarkets How much: £3.25 (Ocado) FOUR STARS The lovely people at Lurpak sent me some of their new products to try – namely the Cooking Liquid (a butter and vegetable oil blend) and the Clarified Butter (also known as ghee) – around Christmas but I’ve been...
Bye 2014, hello 2015!

Bye 2014, hello 2015!

Given it’s already February, this post is OBSCENELY late. I’m so sorry that January didn’t feature a single post. There are LOTS coming in the next few months, I promise! But I do have a very good reason – it was a very busy month for me because I was working on a campaign called The...
Christmas gift guide 2014

Christmas gift guide 2014

Christmas is almost upon us! I’ve pulled together some of my favourite gifts for your inspiration this year… I’ve broken it down into stocking fillers, presents for pals, and pricier presents – plus of course some homemade pressie suggestions! If you have any other ideas for gifts, let me know in the comments :) and...
Chocolate Guinness bundt cake

Chocolate Guinness bundt cake

God love whoever thought to put Guinness in a cake. It goes so beautifully with chocolate – it adds a delicious savoury richness and the most wonderful rich black colour to the sponge. I love a good bundt cake, and I really think the fluffy white cream cheese frosting looks wonderful in contrast to the...
White chocolate and cranberry flapjacks

White chocolate and cranberry flapjacks

These are the most amazing flapjacks and I NEED to share the recipe with you. Cranberry and white chocolate have long been bedfellows – everyone loves the tang of cranberries mixed with the mellow sweetness of white chocolate! These are my new favourites. For a large tray of about 25 flapjacks, you will need: 250g...
Tomato, goats cheese, and basil tartlets

Tomato, goats cheese, and basil tartlets

Let me start by saying these might be the easiest things in the world to make. They take about 20 mins to prepare and 20 mins in the oven – leaving you the rest of the hour to put your feet up and scoff them. I made them for my boyfriend and his two best...
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