Caramelised red onion and goats cheese tart

Easy caramelised red onion and goats cheese tarts

Thes caramelised red onion and goats cheese tarts have just six ingredients and take very little culinary skill to make – meaning they’re perfect for a dinner party starter or as part of a weeknight meal. I threw them together for a Sunday lunch starter and they were light enough that we all had room for a full roast AND pumpkin pie afterwards. If I were to do it again, … Continue reading Easy caramelised red onion and goats cheese tarts

Easy lemon ice cream

Easy lemon ice cream

No-churn lemon ice cream – the perfect dinner party saviour! This recipe defies most of the laws of ice cream making and it does not need churning, turning, or a fancy ice cream maker. It’s basically the easiest recipe in the world and yet equally one of the most delicious. It’s outrageously creamy. And seriously zingy. I’ve pinched it off my soon to be mother-in-law … Continue reading Easy lemon ice cream

Hazelnut butter biscuits

I’m a bit obsessed with nut butter at the moment – I’ve been bulk buying jars in order to make scrummy fillings for macarons! I had some leftover hazelnut butter the other day so I thought it would be fun to experiment and make some hazelnut butter biscuits. The result was great – a crumbly yet soft biscuit with a lovely delicate hazelnut flavour. If … Continue reading Hazelnut butter biscuits

Lemon and lime drizzle cake

I love lemon drizzle cake, but sometimes I like to jazz it up a bit. Lemon and lime is a classic combination – this one is very moist and pleasantly zingy! Best of all it takes only a few mins to throw together and bung in the oven, and doesn’t require any rich, faffy frosting. For an 8″ round cake that serves about 10-12 people, … Continue reading Lemon and lime drizzle cake

Chocolate chip cookies

I’ve been fiddled with another recipe for chocolate chip cookies in my continuing quest for the perfect chewy cookie. These are pretty darn good, if I don’t say so myself. I’ve taken inspiration from a recipe on a cookie book, and this one is influenced by a recipe on BBC Good Food too. I think the trick to a really good cookie is to chill … Continue reading Chocolate chip cookies

Easy cream cheese frosting

Cream cheese frosting is one of my favourites – it’s wonderfully smooth and rich without being too sweet. My easy cream cheese frosting works beautifully with carrot cakes, banana cakes, red velvet – pretty much anything. Best of all, my recipe is easy and foolproof – it hasn’t let me down yet! To cover and fill a medium (2 layer 8″) cake or to frost … Continue reading Easy cream cheese frosting

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Banana, Chocolate, and Courgette Loaf

I love using veggies in cakes – and courgettes (AKA zucchini) are just BRILLIANT. When finely grated, they add lots of moisture without adding any weird flavours. People are sometimes a bit freaked out when I mention that a cake has courgette in it, but they generally agree it’s a worthwhile addition! It doesn’t have much butter in it, so the courgette flesh is a … Continue reading Banana, Chocolate, and Courgette Loaf

Blueberry and lemon muffins

NB – the batter for this one is best made the night before! This recipe is one I adapted from a BBC Good Food recipe by Paul Hollywood for blueberry muffins. It’s not like any muffin recipe I’ve ever used before, because the batter is refrigerated overnight. When you take it out of the fridge the next day, it’s really stiff and solid, so I … Continue reading Blueberry and lemon muffins

Austerity pizza

Save your dough! January – the month of austerity. Maybe Dave’s nicked your child benefit; maybe you spent a little too much on Christmas; or maybe you’ve resolved to save up for something nice. Just don’t spend it on supermarket or takeaway pizza when you can make your own so easily. Pizza dough 1 teaspoon easy-blend dried yeast 300g white bread flour 1 teaspoon salt … Continue reading Austerity pizza

Vanilla Sponge with Raspberries & Cream

I’m not much of a baker, but this recipe is really quick and easy. You could use strawberries instead, but I prefer the sharpness of the raspberries with the creamy filling. I used St. Dalfour all natural jam which is super fruity and not too sweet. For the cake: 200g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 200g caster sugar 200g softened butter 4 eggs 1 … Continue reading Vanilla Sponge with Raspberries & Cream