Category: dessert

Large Shortbread Wreath with White Chocolate, Cranberries and Pistachio

Shortbread makes a great edible gift for foodies at Christmas time. I’ve made this large shortbread wreath with white chocolate, cranberries and pistachio. It’s big enough to make a generous present (it serves 6). Giving homemade food as Christmas presents is always personal. It also makes a lovely festive centrepiece ready for when guests come…

Double Chocolate Cheesecake with fresh strawberry sauce and creamy chocolate drizzle

This double chocolate cheesecake with fresh strawberry sauce is such a useful recipe to have. We all need to know desserts that are great for many occasions, such as Valentines day or for when families gather for the holidays. This tastes almost like a mousse cake but is creamier. This is food of the heavens,…

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…

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…

Summer fruit sticks

This is a fun and delicious way to eat more fruit and make a healthy or healthier dessert or an exciting snack. The summer fruit sticks I have prepared are raspberry crumble, apple s’mores and banana brittle. Chocolate and fruit are a brilliant combination and kids always love them. These fruit on sticks recipes will…

Pimm’s Ice-lollies

Adult flavoured ice lollies are a perfect way to chill this summer. These Pimm’s ice-lollies are so refreshing and make a quirky way to start a cool summer gathering. Personally, I like alcohol in pretty much anything! I really do love a Pimm’s but find it is never quite cold enough, not like an icy gin…

Eton Mess Ice-cream Cake

It’s warming up and the strawberries are tasting divine. It’s the season of Eton Mess! My girlie Charlotte is passionate about Eton Mess. So, I’ve mixed it up a bit and come up with a scrumptious Eton Mess Ice-cream cake. Yes, an Eton Mess Cake! Made from ice-cream! It makes a wonderful family summer dessert. As ideas…