Recipe – School Dinners Cornflake Cake

For some reason, this is one the best things I remember about school dinners. A flan with jam and syrupy cornflakes, usually served with custard. It’s amazing! So here’s my recipe, I promise you that even if you’ve never heard of it, you’ll love it. You will need: One roll of sweet shortcrust pastry, taken…

Recipe – Crème Brûlée Tarts

One of my absolutely favourite things are set custards: in trifles, creme caramels and especially egg custard tarts. Crème Brûlée is in my top three puds and if I see it on a menu it’s tempting to ask for that as a starter! Looking around the shops I’ve wondered what I could do with pre-made…

Recipe – Christmas Biscuits for Children

There is a lot you can do at Christmas which doesn’t take a lot of time but can give a great result and make you seem like the Don of the kitchen! This recipe is for very simple vanilla biscuits, which you can make into festive themed treats with the right kit. Even pound shops…

Recipe – American Style Pancakes

Jack had a new book called ‘Rhinos Don’t Eat Pancakes’ where a rhino, who escapes from the zoo, ends up chilling out with a little girl who feeds him pancakes. It’s great fun, but Jack then decided he’d like pancakes for his birthday breakfast. Looking at the book, they were the American-style fluffy pancakes, similar…

Recipe – Chocolate & Jam Doughnut Mug Cakes

Mug cakes. A rediculous US invention that makes no sense until you make them and then you suddenly wonder why you didn’t do them before as they’re so easy an delicious! These are my two favourites, a chocolate sponge cake with running middle and a jam doughnut cake. Yum! Chocolate Mug Cake For one mug,…

Halloween Sweet Treat Recipes

Halloween is great fun, a perfect excuse for dressing silly and eating some weird and wonderful food. I remember before Jack came along we played donut bobbing, hanging up a dozen Krispy Kremes down the hall and getting people to try and eat them. It wasn’t easy! I’ve put together three simple recipes for Halloween…