Tags: Family favourites

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…

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.

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…

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…

Raspberry and Blackberry Frozen Yogurt Daiquiri

Cocktails are one of life pleasures. Ones with herbary and sugar round the rim, classic ones in Martini glasses, ones that sparkle with bursting Champagne bubbles, but mainly, for me, cold, fruity sweet ones like my Raspberry and Blackberry Frozen Yogurt Daiqiri. This one is a delicious berry, thick and creamy, cold one, perfect for…

Spelt Irish soda bread with Irish whiskey soaked sultanas

Soda bread is so under-rated. It’s fantastically tasty and easy to make. I’ve created this Spelt Irish soda bread  as an almost gluten free option. It’s not all so innocent tho’ as it is packed with plump Whiskey soaked sultanas. Try to use Irish Whiskey to really get into the spirit. I married a Kelly,…

Spelt Honey and Banana cake with Honey icing and Buzzy Bees

If you only want one banana cake recipe, this is your one! Especially if you get buzzed about honey. Spelt honey and banana cake with honey icing and buzzy bees! Spelt flour is naturally low in gluten (so no messing with Xanthan Gum) and I really enjoy it’s flavour. Good banana days are announced in…

Toast and Marmalade chocolate slices

I adore quality handmade chocolate bars. Especially unusual flavours such as my Toast and Marmalade Slices. If I added up the hours of my life spent dreaming up exciting gifts made with chocolate, I could probably have grown a cocoa tree plantation to feed my addiction. These Toast and Marmalade chocolate slices do make a wonderful…