Tiramisu – a little pick me up

Tiramisu is one of my all time favourite desserts. It’s light and delicate with a not so subtle coffee kick. No wonder tiramisu translates to ‘a little pick me up’in Italian. This recipe is a cheat version as it uses freshly whipped cream instead of whisked egg whites but it’s quicker and easier to make….

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…

Coffee and walnut cake for Monsieur Valentine

It’s my grandfathers 89th birthday today and the family gathered at his house to celebrate with cake (what else). As he was born on Valentine’s Day, his name is of course Valentine. I suspect his French mother was a romantic. For an eighty nine year old he’s doing remarkedly well. He has a walking frame…

Tiramisu Ice Cream 

Tiramisu is a beautiful simple dessert which is both rich and delicate, but as it is stinking hot at the moment (37C today) – think of the scene from the Wizard of Oz, when the wicked witch cries, “I’m melting; I’m melting.” – I’m craving ice cold desserts instead. But what if I tried to…

Irish Cream Liqueur…Merry Christmas to one and all

I have been making this homemade liqueur over the last twenty years. It’s essentially a homemade Baileys, but in my opinion, so much better than the real thing! I usually make large batches as Christmas presents for family and friends. My sister especially likes this liqueur and one year drank a whole bottle in two…