Category: cook

Healthy homemade chocolate, fruit and nut trail mix

I’ve started buying little packets of trail mix this year because I promised myself to only nibble on healthier snacks. I’ve been going through indecent amounts, so it’s high time for me to prepare some of my own homemade trail mix. You can play around with healthy ingredients, but keep in the chocolate. Healthy dark…

Watermelon water with ginger and lime

It’s time to rehydrate. I need it. My liver has been through an endurance test through the festivities and my skin has been lightly smoked by our living room fire for weeks now. This watermelon water with ginger and lime is perfectly refreshing. I’m slightly obsessed by it! No small feat for someone who only…

Black Forest Cookie Cake

There is nothing that gets my families attention more than when I’m baking. A stack of cookies turned into a cookie tower certainly got their attention. These chocolate cookies are laden with chocolate chunks and have been a favourite for ages, they smell divine! I wanted to turn them into a showstopper for the festive…

Chocolate and Clementine Popcorn

Making homemade sweet popcorn is super easy and fun. Holding the lid down as the hard little kernels loudly pop and bash against the sides of the saucepan never gets old. There is an endless amount of spices you could add, but in this recipe I’ve gone for something a little different. My Chocolate and…

Bonfire Brownies

These deeply chocolatey bonfire brownies are delicious wrapped in a sweet, soft coat of toasted marshmallow. You even get some fireworks in your mouth with a topping of popping candy. They are a perfect Autumn dessert. Rather simply toasting marshmallows (nice, but yawn) by the inescapable bonfire this season, it’s all got rather exciting.

Favourite Halloween Treats of top bloggers

With Halloween round the corner we are bombarded with brilliantly batty, ghoulishly good, terrifyingly tempting, family fun recipes. So, in an attempt to see the (haunted) woods from the (spooky) trees, I wanted to gather together the very favourite Halloween Treats of top bloggers. I got to asking some of the best bloggers for their favourite…

Cobb Salad Pizza

Every now and then, it absolutely has to be a homemade pizza. When I’m craving a delicious pizza it also means I’m craving sociable meal time. Social, because we all sit around the table rolling out our own bases and loading our individual pizzas with a whole range of delicious toppings. But a Cobb Salad…

Strawberry and Pistachio cupcakes

My love affair with cupcakes lives on. Even tho’ fashion has changed. After cupcake mania, I think cake pops were followed by flavoured meringues which have made way to free-from bakes. I’d like to think these delightful strawberry and pistachio cupcakes are a bit like the French bob. Super fashionable from time to time but still…

Pimp your Victorian Sponge (33 ways).

There are times in your life when knowing how to pimp your Victorian sponge cake can seriously save the day! I was responsible for making a Victorian sponge cake for my Nan’s 90th Birthday party. Making a classic Victorian sponge was a bit of a no brainer, but I wanted to make alternative Victorian sponges…

Sticky Toffee Ice-cream Blocks (on sticks!)

These Sticky Toffee Ice Cream Blocks are an incredible flavour made with soft dates, sticky toffee pudding, toffee fudge sauce and salted almonds AND they are on individual sticks. Eeeeee! They are a favourite of Matthew but it really is a crowd pleasing dessert! These really do taste of Sticky Toffee Pudding but they are…