No-Bake

Salted Caramel Millionaires

Salted Caramel Millionaires

There is something so completely perfect about a millionaire, and I’m not just talking about the George Clooney kind. These classic biscuity bars are so chewy, crumbly and chocolatey – everything you’d want in a sweet treat, really – and the perfect partner to a […]

Summer Holidays Week 3: No-Churn Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Summer Holidays Week 3: No-Churn Cookie Dough Ice Cream

It’s a universally accepted fact that children are programmed to love ice cream. Now that summer appears to have returned, this might be just the thing to keep the wee ones busy for a few hours. Prior to this, I last attempted to make ice […]

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 […]

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 […]