If you follow this blog you may remember that I had ordered some mangoes, intending to make Mango Chutney, a while ago. When they turned up they were very over-ripe so they became Mango Curd instead. I have been ordering them… Read More ›
Easter Treats – Homemade Chocolate Easter Eggs
One of the joys of Easter is a chocolate Easter Egg (or two). Last year I made my kids their Easter Eggs and I thought I would take what I had learnt from that experience and make some brilliant ones… Read More ›
Chocolate Topped Oaties – when a flapjack is not a flapjack
When is a flapjack not a flapjack? When it’s a biscuit or cookie, of course. These are distinctly flapjack-tasting but the additional flour and a thin bake makes them more like a biscuit or cookie. They somehow manage to be… Read More ›
Triple Chocolate Cookies – if you gave up chocolate for Lent, look away until Easter!
Sometimes chocolate is the only thing that will do. And sometimes only cookies will do. This recipe manages to get a triple helping of chocolate into these cookies: melted chocolate, cocoa powder and chocolate chips. If you gave up chocolate for Lent,… Read More ›
Old Fashioned Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies
For the recent school Coffee Morning I hosted I wanted a mix of sponge, chocolate and cookies as I thought that would cover most tastes. So along with the Red Velvet Cake and Chocolate and Walnut Brownies, I made Old Fashioned… Read More ›
On Meringues, Gifts and Good Friends
I have two great friends who both have birthdays in the first week of January. (Along with my son and my dad, it’s a busy week!). This year Vana and Gilly were both 40, so more of a month of… Read More ›
Sloe Gin revisited – and Happy Christmas to all!
I made loads of sloe gin in the autumn with the express intention of giving it as presents. So I have been really pleased with how well it has turned out and how beautiful it looks in proper sloe gin… Read More ›
Chocolate Melting Moments – take a break from Christmas shopping
The Christmas season is already in full swing: shops are full of decorations, Christmas music and present ideas, and most people have already received their first Christmas card but not bought theirs yet. Or that might just be me… These little… Read More ›
Homemade Mincemeat: no mince, no meat and not very pretty, but absolutely delicious!
Last year I wanted to make mince pies with homemade mincemeat but hadn’t realised you are supposed to make it in advance so that the flavour can develop. So this year I am prepared. Mince pies, if you are not… Read More ›
Star Cupcakes to celebrate a new baby
A friend of mine has recently had a beautiful new baby boy, Bailey. So to celebrate we thought we would take him a little gift and some cupcakes for the rest of the family – it’s very important to keep… Read More ›