Recipe – Double Chocolate and Coffee Cookies

Cookies… something I know a thing or two about as I work for a big bakery that specialises in them. But there are so many recipes out there for them, it’s difficult to find a decent one that always works. This always works! It’s effectively a double choc cookie base so you can leave it…

Recipe – Halloween Swamp Monster Cupcakes

Here’s a new twist on a cupcake, especially for Halloween. Green sponge with a hint of coconut and blue frosting monster on top, they look great fun and kids (and grown ups) will love them! The decorations were bought at Wilko’s who have a great selection for Halloween. For 12, you will need: 175g self…

Recipe – Simple Pear and Ginger Cake

Autumn is a wonderful time for bounteous British produce, including vine, bush and tree fruits. I love baking with ginger and the whole family are quick to devour any of the resulting biscuits or cakes. Pears are a great ingredient for baking with too. Each variety has its own little quirks but on the whole,…

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 – 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 – 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…