Recipe – Chocolate and Beetroot Cake

Yes, that’s correct! A chocolate and beetroot cake. It’s far better than it sounds, the beetroot gives you a fabulous colour and moistness with only a hint of beetroot flavour. There are a few recipes online that don’t really work but this is my version, which uses chocolate chips in the batter, you could melt…

Recipe – Chocolate & Banana Loaf Cake

You’ll see we love a banana loaf here, but still having a huge stash of Easter chocolate available made we wonder about doing a chocolate version. So here it is! Super yummy and very simple to do. You can substitute the home-made banana chips for shop-bought dried bananas. You will need: 175g caster sugar 175g…

Recipe – Giant Jaffa Cake

Is it a cake or is it a biscuit? HMRC (who no-one can argue with!) agree it’s a cake. Quite right too! And a lovely one at that. But a giant one? It’s amazing and a great dessert centre for a family meal. Here’s my version of a recipe from Delicious Magazine. You will need:…

Recipe – Pancakes (with Double Decker version!)

When it’s Shrove Tuesday, it’s a wonderful excuse for a tiny dinner to leave room for loads of pancakes! They’re great fun for kids as they can do their own toppings. I detail some standard toppings below but I also include my super indulgent Double Decker pancakes… For around 6-8 pancakes, you will need: 3…

Recipe – Christmas Pudding Rice Krispy Bites

These are a great option for a tasty festive treat, perfect for Christmas parties or if random family descend on you! They last for ages too, so you can make up to a week in advance. For 12-15 you will need: 30g mini marshmallows 2 standard Mars bars (or 3 multipack ones) 50g unsalted butter…

Recipe – Italian Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free)

Just like Peppa Pig’s brother George, Jack’s favourite food is chocolate cake. I also have a friend who is wheat intolerant and I gently remind him about all the wonderful stuff he can’t eat, when actually I’m looking out for great recipes that happen to be gluten free. This is a traditional Italian chocolate cake,…

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 – Chocolate and Coconut Flapjacks

Flapjacks are easy peasy and incredibly versatile. They can be dairy free, you can add any fruity or nutty extras and, like in this recipe, dip them in chocolate for a super treat. There is some hot saucepan work involved but your kids will love mixing up the oats and putting them in the tin….

Recipe – Banana Chocolate Muffins

Do you know, we throw away a lot of our food. Some things, like bread, can see as much as 40% of what we buy ending up in the bin. Bananas are not far behind. In our house, it’s rare we throw away bananas as they make such a fantastic ingredient for a huge variety…