Rudolph reindeer biscuits

It’s that time of year where I need to come up with an easy to make Christmas themed gift for my children’s school friends and teachers. These reindeer biscuits/cookies are so cute that they are sure to delight children and adults alike; though they do look a little bit stunned or surprised don’t they? They’d…

Bailey’s chocolate cheesecake

Bailey’s liqueur, I’m sure you’ll agree, is delicious! My Aunt wonderfully gave me a bottle recently, but rather than just drinking it (highly probable) I thought I would try and experiment a bit and make a dessert. The end result is this lovely Bailey’s chocolate cheesecake. This is a no bake cheesecake recipe, which is…

A birthday cake fit for royalty

It was my birthday recently (lets not dwell too much on it) and I wanted to make myself a decadent and rich chocolate cake to celebrate/drown my sorrows! This no bake chocolate biscuit cake is apparently a favourite of the Queen’s as well as Prince’ William and Harry; it was even Prince William’s groom’s cake…

Is cinnamon babka really the ‘lesser babka’?

It’s a stormy rainy day and I’m in the mood for baking! There’s nothing quite like kneading beautiful silken yeast raised dough on a wintery day while wearing your pajamas. I obviously love the simple things in life!! Babka is a wonderful sweet bread filled with swirls of chocolate or cinnamon. It’s similar to brioche…

An Eggcellent Easter Gift!

It’s so easy to make your own Easter gifts, especially when it involves chocolate! My girls decided they wanted to give homemade chocolate eggs this year, so I bought an egg mould; loads of chocolate and an assortment of lollies. Though instead of making whole eggs, we decided that a half egg filled with sweets…

Chocolate mousse with olive oil

My husband and I have just had our ninth wedding anniversary, but considering that I’ve just had my wisdom teeth out, romance or celebrations won’t be high on my list; just pain killers and ice packs!! As I have to exist on mushie food for a while, I decided to make this delicious chocolate mousse…

Chocolate Cinnamon Pear Cake

Now that the weather is cooler my favourite but often underrated fruit, pears, are now in season. Pears are beautifully delicate, sweet and so versatile to use. This chocolate and cinnamon pear cake is a wonderful comfort cake for those cold nights when you are curled up on the lounge watching a movie. The pears…

A Delicious Chocolate and Coffee Cake

Happy Easter 🐣 Here is a delicious and easy to make chocolate and coffee cake recipe which certainly ticks all the boxes when you need a rich, moist and light chocolate sponge cake. I’ve made this cake for a family Easter gathering, but it would be perfect as a birthday cake too. And don’t worry…

Chocolate fairy cupcakes

A lovely friend gave my daughter a beautiful kid friendly cookbook for her birthday. It’s called The Great Fairy Bake Off (of course) and it is full of yummy sweet treats that my daughter can make. My daughter chose to make these chocolate fairy cupcakes first as she absolutely LOVES chocolate! There are fortunately other…

A strawberry and cream chocolate sponge cake for my birthday

I celebrated my birthday last week and decided to make a yummy cake to mourn the passing of another year. As the years go flying by, I’ve found the only real solace of ageing is to eat cake, and lots of it! I want to share with you the best sponge cake recipe I’ve come…

Happiness is a Chocolate Brownie

Sometimes all you need to make yourself happy in this world is a chocolate brownie. This brownie recipe is my go to comfort food when I’m feeling a bit down. It’s full of sugar, chocolate and butter and if that combination doesn’t make you happy, then perhaps nothing will!  It’s even better served warm with…

Happy Easter cupcakes

These Easter cupcakes look so cute and adorable and really are so easy to make. I made these for an Easter family gathering and as the kids in my family are not really cake connoisseurs, I cheated and used a packet cupcake mix instead of making my own (shh don’t tell anyone). In my experience,…