Tags: Tea time treats

Banana crumpets with cream cheese, pistachios and rice syrup

These banana crumpets with cream cheese are dressed in pistachios, seeds and lashings of brown rice syrup. They are quick and easy to make and you could eat them for breakfast, lunch or even as a snack! It makes a great change from avocado on toast! Crumpets for breakfast makes a lot of sense. They…

Healthy Gluten Free Breakfast Cookies

I have a weird crush on healthy treats. I get excited by the combination of indulgence and doing ones self good in the same bite. It feels the same when you feed these healthy gluten free breakfast cookies to your loved ones. There’s a ‘hi honey, here’s a homemade breakfast cookie!’ Like whoa! that’s so…

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…

Spelt Irish soda bread with Irish whiskey soaked sultanas

Soda bread is so under-rated. It’s fantastically tasty and easy to make bread. I’ve created this Spelt Irish soda bread as an almost gluten free option, as spelt is naturally low in gluten. It is a great homemade bread for toasting or just slathering in butter. It makes a breakfast, brunch, snack or lunch a…

Mother’s Day Chocolate and Raspberry ‘Millefeuille’

Instead of handing over a box of chocolates for a Mother’s Day gift, turn the chocolates into thoughtful and scrumptious Chocolate and Raspberry ‘Millefeuille’. These can make a perfect Mother’s Day dessert too! Handmade gifts for Mother’s Day always go down very well and handing over a homemade gift this Mother’s Day will gain you…

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…

Spiced apple and pear cake with bourbon

Bramley apples, fat pear and sultanas soaked in Bourbon nestle alongside toasted pecans. The cake itself is sweetly spiced and moist and has an irresistible crunchy top which I’ve coated with Bourbon icing and more crunchy toasted pecans. And breath. Needless to say, I love this recipe!

lemon curd cheesecake with lavender and white chocolate

This is possibly my favourite dessert creation yet. Definitely up there in my top 5. The smooth sweet creaminess of the topping with the tanginess of the lemon curd. Then you have the bite of the white chocolate on the crumbly buttery biscuit base and that elegant hint of lavender…