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! ┬áIt’s even better served warm with…

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…

Spiced Carrot and Walnut Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

I don’t know about you, but I’m in the mood for some comfort food. This carrot cake certainly provides comfort in its old fashioned familiar goodness. It’s like being enveloped in a loving hug from your grandmother and being told that everything is going to be OK. This cake is perfect with a cuppa in…