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

raspberry

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

Banoffee pots main image

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 […]

Chocolate Lime Brownies

Choc lime brownies

I mentioned to Choclette earlier this week how brownies are not my favourite way of eating chocolate (Cake). She seemed most surprised by this! It may stem from the fact that I used to have to make literally dozens and dozens of them while working at The Open Air Theatre as well as providing various London […]

Edible Christmas Tree Decorations

tree decorations

Would you believe it.The last week of term and the homework for my Year1 girl was to make a Christmas Tree decoration to add to the class Christmas tree. Now, I know I didn’t HAVE to do it and I am sure  many other parents didn’t, what with everything else going on. But, I thought […]

Chocolate Ripple Meringues with Orange Sherbet

Choc meringues with oranges & cream

At this time of the year, I always seem to have a glut of oranges lurking in the fruit bowl along with the satsumas, clementines, mandarins and tangerines. Luckily though, orange is my favourite colour so I often look over at them just to perk me up with their bright cheeriness. But, they often don’t […]