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…

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,…

Decorating eggs for Easter – it’s ‘eggciting’

One of my happiest childhood memories is decorating eggs for Easter. It was such a lovely way to get the children together to get creative and display our colourful creations around the house. We used to draw designs on blown eggs with wax crayons and then dye them vibrant colours. I recently came across an…

Dark Chocolate Mousse with Cointreau

My Mum came over for dinner on the weekend, and as we don’t get to see her very often, I thought I’d make a decadent and rich dark chocolate mousse with Cointreau for dessert. Her favourite chocolate is a Terry’s Orange, so an orange flavoured chocolate dessert was perfect. This recipe comes from the very…

Tangy Orange Sponge

Is it tme for tea or coffee? This cake perfectly complements a morning or afternoon tea with your friends. It’s a fluffy and light sponge which is super easy to make and takes no time at all. I regularly make this when I have a couple of oranges spare, though I have also made mandarin…