Toffee Apple Date & Pecan Crumble

toffee apple date

Sometimes I really struggle to be creative in the kitchen. Other times, recipes just appear in my head and I know, without a shadow of a doubt that they will work. This recipe is one such example.  If I take too long to agonise over flavours my efforts seem laboured and contrived.When something pops into […]

Halloween Pumpkin Cookies

halloween pumpkin cookies

Happy Halloween! I have just baked some low sugar, lightly spiced Halloween Pumkpin Cookies this morning splattered with vivid orange icing. For real gore fanatics, you might want to try bright red glace icing instead.  These cookies include mashed pumpkin but any type of squash would work. They have a light crumbly texture and are […]

Spiced Pumpkin Blondies

spiced pumpkin blondies

There are so many recipes featuring pumpkin that I want to try at the moment. I keep finding myself bookmarking recipes galore. Most of the time I like to create my own bakes from scratch but when I am really pressed for time as I am this week, I just want to bake something new, […]

Iced Raspberry Banana Flapjacks

iced raspberry banana flapjacks

Here is an idea for a flapjack that came to me when I was buying some of those breakfast cereal bars for after school snacks. You know the ones? Oats and dried fruits topped with a yoghurt icing. Children love them and they fit comfortably into the school bag and serve a purpose of being […]

Raspberry Fig & Pistachio Cake

raspberry fig

There are some days when I really crave something sweet. Making a cake is not always the answer as it offers so much temptation and it is all too easy to eat more than just one slice. But then you see a cake like THIS ONE by David Tanis and you know you just have […]

Elderflower Madeleines

elderflower madeleines

One of my favourite things to bake at the moment is Madeleines. Little delicate sponges that have a firm yet light consistency. They are based on what looks more like a batter than a sponge mixture. And a little mixture goes a very long way. They can be flavoured in a number of ways but […]

Hot Cross Buns with Lemon Rosemary & White Chocolate

lemon rosemary

I am off to spend the rest of the school holidays in Cornwall, which involves eating lots of hot cross buns, Cornish saffron buns, very good ice cream and as much treacle tart and clotted cream as possible. I love this time of year. Flowers, fruits and vegetables budding, growing and flourishing. Everything is awesome! Cornish […]

Chocolate Pear & Hazelnut Tart with a Salted Chocolate Caramel Sauce

hazelnut tart

Here is a recipe that I put together in a last minute rush before I head off for a weekend in Cannes. I was thinking of France when I came up with the idea for this tart. France is where I go to revel in Patisserie. I love pastry. Both the making and the eating […]

Oat, Date & Pecan Breakfast Loaf

pecan breakfast loaf

Breakfast in our house follows much the same pattern for us all. It consists of cereal and toast. Very predictable I know. This is all down to the time constraints of getting me and my 3 children out of the house by exactly 8.25. Not too early, I agree. But, no matter what time I […]

Caramelised Pear & Salted Butterscotch Pancakes

salted butterscotch pancakes

Pancake Day/Shrove Tuesday is nearly upon us. It’s this Tuesday, the 4th of March. After my recent American Pancake recipe, I find myself creating another pancake dish for Asda. In our house there has proved to be a definite parent/child divide regarding pancakes. Us parents are in love with the American style but the three […]