Creamy Nutella liqueur – just in time for Christmas

Are you a fan of Nutella and vodka? Well have I got the liqueur recipe for you! It’s super easy to make which means you get to drink it in no time at all, and it also makes perfect gifts at Christmas for all your like minded Nutella and vodka friends!! This recipe was adapted…

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….

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…

Meringues with marscapone cream, peaches and raspberries

This sophisticated dessert is definitely for those special occasions in your life. I made these individual meringues with marscapone cream topped with peaches, raspberries and cherries for Christmas Day, but it could easily be made for Valentine’s Day or a special dinner party. The sweetness of the crunchy meringue is perfectly balanced with the creaminess…

A Princess Cake (Prinsesstårta) for Mum

It was my Mother’s birthday recently so of course I had to make her a special cake. Her all time favourite cake is a Swedish princess cake as she loves a good sponge cake and she also loves marzipan. A princess cake is essentially a dome shaped sponge cake with strawberry jam and cream covered…

Hazelnut and praline chocolate truffles…love is in the air ❤️

Hello to all the love birds out there! This recipe is for you to spoil your significant other this Valentine’s Day. I’m pretty sure that chocolate is the international food of love (well it is for me), and it should be enjoyed sharing with the people you love the most. Though I won’t judge you…

Hazelnut Meringue Torte (Dacquoise)

I have been wanting to make a Dacquoise for such a long time. Almond or hazelnut meringue layers filled with whipped cream or French buttercream sounds like my type of dessert. I have had a slice of this torte before and found the crispy meringue such a surprise. Christmas is definitely the perfect excuse 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…

Traditional Scones for High Tea

On the weekend we were invited to a friends house for morning tea. We rarely get the time to catch up these days. They have two small boys and we have two small girls and life just gets too busy to socialise with friends when there are a million other things that need doing. My…