Valentine Mochaccino Mousse

valentine mochaccino mousse

Does anyone actually go out and eat in restaurants on Valentine’s day? It is a contrived scenario to find yourself in. A restaurant only set up with tables of two, a single stem rose in a thin vase and lots of pink splashed around looking anything but pretty in pink. I purposefully avoid restaurants on […]

Win a Lakeland Chocolate Making Kit (CLOSED)

Lakeland giveaway named

Well, it seems that I am becoming a bit of a chocolate Santa. I have obviously made it very clear here on my blog that I adore chocolate because I have another super duper spectacular giveaway for you from the lovely people at Lakeland.  This chocoholics dream gift forms part of Lakeland’s “Make to Give” […]

Tofu Choco Breakfast Shake

tofu choco breakfast shake

I love chocolate and I love tofu. Would you have thought about trying the two together?  This tofu choco breakfast shake is the result of my latest purchase. Silken Tofu. I rarely find a food that I do not like. But don’t cook me parsnips. Eurggghhh. Groooossssss. What I have realised over time is that […]

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 […]

Chocolate & Cacao Nib Heart Cookies with Lime Cheesecake

choc cheesecake cookies complete

A little something sweet for Valentine’s day. Some will be dining out, others, like me will be eating in. I have reserved my free bottle of Waitrose champagne, thanks to their promotional gift when making your first online order with them. Usually this is accompanied by seafood, I don’t mind what. And something chocolate to […]

Raspberry Chocolate & Almond Tartlets


I am not the most styled of food blogs. Food styling, props, good composition, angles and lighting are all so beautiful to behold but  I just don’t have the time to devote to it. Hence my food shots are usually simple, featuring the said dish, usually on a white plate with no extras.  This time, […]

Little Ginger & Walnut Banoffee Pots

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I can’t quite remember when I first discovered Banoffee pie but I seem to remember it being in my teens during the 80s. Along with Mississippi Mud Pie, Lemon Meringue pie , New York style cheesecake and double chocolate fudge cake. These were the desserts of choice down at the local (and rather good)  American […]

A Halloween Cake Sale

Spiderweb cupcakes

A while ago me and my children decided to try holding a cake/garage sale. Halloween seemed like a good time to do this, especially seeing as this year it falls in the half term week. I have never taken the children trick or treating before but now the children are that bit older there is […]

A Children’s Chocolate Birthday Party Tray bake

Whitworths choc tray bake

For the second part of  Baking SOS challenge I have chosen a recipe from Whitworths website . Seeing as it is coming up to my soon to be 5 year old’s birthday, I decided to go for the chocolate  birthday traybake. My son will only accept anything destined to be a cookie, cake or ice […]

How To Make Choc Ices

Choc Ice

After the success of the Ginger C’Rum ice cream I made without the use of an ice cream maker I thought I would give it another go. Last time, I used a tub of good quality shop bought custard. This time I am using that old favourite “Ambrosia”. Seeing as this idea of mine to […]