White chocolate and cranberry oatmeal cookies

Cranberry and white chocolate oatmeal cookies

These¬†cranberry and white chocolate oatmeal cookies are absolutely heavenly morsels that you can fool yourself into thinking are healthy (thanks, oaty goodness). I made them recently for my colleague Cat’s birthday (hence the candles) and they went down a treat! These are ideal sweet treats when you need a boost to get you through an afternoon at work :) You need 120g unsalted butter (soft) … Continue reading Cranberry and white chocolate oatmeal cookies

Cashew butter and honey chocolate chip cookies

Cashew butter and honey chocolate chip cookies

I have a real thing for homemade cookies – you know, the chewy, slightly crisp, deliciously moreish kind that you just can’t get in shops. Nothing comes close to a warm cookie straight from the oven, where the chocolate is still a bit melty. And my favourite thing about cookies is that they’s SO easy and SO quick to make. No faffing about with cake … Continue reading Cashew butter and honey chocolate chip cookies

Raspberry and white chocolate ice cream

Raspberry and white chocolate ice cream

If you’re lucky enough to have an ice cream maker, the chances are that you already know the sheer joy of proper homemade ice cream. It’s so much better than regular supermarket stuff – the creamy texture is far better and you don’t have any of the questionable preservatives involved with factory made stuff. It’s just good, honest ice cream. Unfortunately ice cream makers often … Continue reading Raspberry and white chocolate ice cream

Pistachio, ginger, and cranberry chocolate bark

Pistachio, ginger, and cranberry chocolate bark

I’ve been aware of chocolate bark for a while now but it wasn’t until Lauren wrote about about it on Homemade¬†that I thought about making some. As luck would have it, I had a day with Lauren and Amy in the diary so we decided to make some together and film it for Amy’s YouTube channel. The great thing about chocolate bark is that anything … Continue reading Pistachio, ginger, and cranberry chocolate bark

Dairy-free chocolate ganache

I taught my lovely friend Amita how to make macarons yesterday. She doesn’t eat dairy so she’d asked if we could make some dairy-free ones. Macaron shells – made of ground almonds, sugar, and egg whites – are naturally dairy and gluten free, though in all my recipes, there’s dairy in the filling. It was time to do some experimenting and come up with an … Continue reading Dairy-free chocolate ganache

Hazelnut and marshmallow chocolate chip cookies

Ok, so these are basically mischief in cookie form. They were a bit of an experiment and WOW – what a success. They’re soft and chewy and slightly crispy – the perfect cookie texture. And the combination of hazelnut with dark chocolate and sweet marshmallow works beautifully. I adapted this recipe from the peanut butter marshmallow cookie recipe in the new Hummingbird Bakery book, Life … Continue reading Hazelnut and marshmallow chocolate chip cookies

Banana chocolate chip cookies

I absolutely love banana and chocolate together – as evidenced by my recipes for banana chocolate loaf cake, banana chocolate chip muffins, and banana chocolate chip mini loaves. It’s a delicious combination and it works beautifully and these cookies. This recipe is adapted from a couple of different ones that I’ve been tweaking. The cookies have a delightful crisp but soft texture – cakier than … Continue reading Banana chocolate chip cookies

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 black cake. This recipe is adapted from a Hummingbird Bakery … Continue reading Chocolate Guinness bundt cake

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 butter (plus a bit extra for greasing) 250g dark brown … Continue reading White chocolate and cranberry flapjacks

White chocolate and cranberry blondies

White chocolate and cranberry blondies

Ah the brownie’s lesser known sister, the blondie – a white chocolate-y, crazy sweet little morsel of joy. These are easy to make and they’re a real crowd pleaser – but do cut them up small as they pack a punch and you don’t want to fall into a sugar coma. The cranberries and the white chocolate really complement each other nicely. I adapted this … Continue reading White chocolate and cranberry blondies

Chocolate and vanilla macarons

You can’t beat a good homemade macaron. My all time favourite are hazelnut praline macarons – a recipe I got from my dear friend Clare of the Little Bear Cakery. She taught me everything I know about macarons, and I credit my continuing success with them to her utterly brilliant recipe below. I made these ones with a very dark chocolate ganache filling which goes … Continue reading Chocolate and vanilla macarons