Recipe – Chocolate Sandwich Cake

Jack’s favourite food is chocolate cake. He always sasy this when you ask him, before adding sausages and mash, pasta and pies to his list! And in all honesty, who doesn’t like chocolate cake? This is a simple base recipe for a chocolate sponge which I’ve turned into a proper sandwich cake with butter icing…

Recipe – Easy Meringue

We always have lots of blackberries this time of year from a bush that grows over our garden wall, but this year we’ve had more than we usually do so I’ve been thinking of ways to use them up. One of my favourite puds is Eton Mess and you can use blackberries for this, but…

Recipe – Ginger and Honeycomb Rocky Road (No Bake)

Rocky Road is a great invention, easy to make, versatile and super yummy! This version is my favourite combos of milk and dark chocolate, honeycomb and ginger nut biscuits, but you can change them for others things you might prefer. You will need: 100g quality milk chocolate 100g quality dark chocolate 130g unsalted butter 3…

Recipe – Triple Ginger Cake

Ginger cake conjures up thoughts of school dinners with lumpy custard or afternoons with my Nan. It’s a lovely cake (with nice custard!) and is quite flexible, you can have it hot or cold. Topped or plain. This recipe goes full beans on the cold version, with three forms of ginger and a wonderfully indulgent…

Recipe – Pizza Penne with Asparagus and Salami Crisps

Everyone in our house loves Italian food as many families do. It’s easy to throw together and as long as the ingredients are good quality you’ll get a great family meal that disappears quickly! This is a fab combo of ingredients which would end up on a pizza but actually makes a brilliant pasta dish….

Recipe – Burrito Bowls

    Mexican food, we all love it. My middle son and I love a really hot chilli but we do a lot of chillis, enchiladas and fajitas for the whole family. This is a twist on both burritos and fajitas. The best bit is you can eat them in three different ways, some messier…

Recipe – Beef and Guinness Ragu

    I was inspired by a lovely looking dish in Delicious Magazine – honestly it did look wonderful and I thought I’d explore the recipe. I changed it a little to make it more family (and budget!) friendly. This is a fantastic dish because it’s A LOT, but you can split it down into…

Recipe – Easy Oat and Coconut Cookies

Another great recipe for the kids to help with, and my kids also help with the eating too the cookies are so yummy! A grown up will need to help with the melted butter but be ready for buttery and mucky hands! For 12 you will need: 50g porridge oats 80g plain flour 30g desiccated…

Recipe – Easy Fruit Loaf Cake

As a big tea drinker, I do love a butter slice of good fruit cake as a morning snack. I’ve always bought my fruit cakes so worked up a recipe to use the raisins I had in the cupboard. This is such a simple, quick recipe you’ll be tempted to make it weekly! You can…

Recipe – Chocolate Hobnobs

Yes, the biscuit of champions. Oaty with crunchy edges, smothered in chocolate, what’s not to like? For 12 you will need: 100g unsalted butter plus 30g for the chocolate topping 100g golden caster sugar 1 dessert spoon golden syrup 100g porridge oats 100g self-raising flour ½ teaspoon baking powder Pinch salt 200g good quality milk…

Recipe – Gluten Free Soda Bread

My friend Dean follows a gluten free diet and likes to experiment in the kitchen. I bought him a couple of cook books and I’ve been following his results, they all look fab! He asked me for a soda bread recipe so I changed one I had to use Gluten Free flour and this is…