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Summer Holidays Week 1: Cake Pops

Summer Holidays Week 1: Cake Pops

So the summer holidays have started and as we all know, boredom sets in within about a week. My little one misses nursery terribly – so do I for that matter! – and I’ve had to compile a long list of things to do, indoors […]

No-Bake Rice Crispy Marshmallow Cake

No-Bake Rice Crispy Marshmallow Cake

Creating the ridiculously delicious – and, unusually, totally vegetarian – Grasshopper Pie was probably my greatest achievement last summer. Since discovering just how easy it is to replace gelatine-filled marshmallows with vegetarian-friendly Marshmallow Fluff (and a bit of tweaking), I was then keen to replicate […]

Dreamy Chocolate Cheesecake (Vegan)

Dreamy Chocolate Cheesecake (Vegan)

I’ve been thinking a lot about veganism recently. Although I’m not sure it’s a realistic option for a baking obsessive, and I don’t know if I could ever fully make the transition, I am attempting to cut eggs and dairy from my day-to-day diet as […]

Moonstruck Pancakes

Moonstruck Pancakes

When I was a child, Pancake Day (never Shrove Tuesday) was a much looked-forward to event. My Grandad was always elected to make the pancakes, which resembled very thick, massively oversized (but still light and fluffy) crêpes. There was no recipe written down; and consequently […]

Cioccolata Densa (Super-thick Italian Hot Chocolate)

Cioccolata Densa (Super-thick Italian Hot Chocolate)

I’ve been on something of an obsessive mission to make good, proper hot chocolate ever since I unwittingly ordered the BEST hot chocolate I have ever had in my life while on holiday in Paris. This mind-bogglingly good stuff came in a silver pot and […]

Grasshopper Pie [aka Peppermint Aero Pie]

Grasshopper Pie [aka Peppermint Aero Pie]

Grasshopper Pie, if you’ve not heard of it before, is a retro-classic American sweet pie. Particularly popular in the South, it’s a chocolate biscuit-crusted beauty full of peppermint flavoured, marshmallowy cream. Topped with more cream. I’ve lusted after it for a few years now, as […]

Wimbledon No-Bake Cheesecake (Strawberries & Cream)

Wimbledon No-Bake Cheesecake (Strawberries & Cream)

It’s the start of the tennis season and I woke up this morning with a flash of inspiration. Everyone loves strawberries and cream, surely the very definition of British summer and the ubiquitous court-side treat. And I never met anyone who didn’t like cheesecake. But […]

Bondepige Med Slør (Danish Peasant Girl With a Veil)

Bondepige Med Slør (Danish Peasant Girl With a Veil)

Yes, I admit it was the name that intrigued me. And as the title might indicate, this is not a fancy dessert. In fact, it looks like the thrifty sort of dish whipped up from the bottom of the fruit bowl and a freezer stash […]

Quinoa Salad with Peach, Pomegranate & Pecans

Quinoa Salad with Peach, Pomegranate & Pecans

…and feta. But it was already a mouthful of a title. A bit like the salad itself. This is no plate of floppy iceberg and not much else – no, this is salad done my way! Full of flavours that feel just right together, and […]

Cornflake Crunchies

Cornflake Crunchies

At school, several lunchtimes every week were rounded off with a Cornflake Crunchie. (The dinner ladies tried to fob us off by calling them Cornflake Tarts for a while. Young as we were, we knew what a Cornflake Tart was – our cavities were proof […]