Chocolate raspberry pots

The last time I made chocolate truffles I had some of the mixture left over, so I made this recipe to use up the excess. We can’t have chocolate going to waste. What you need: 300g milk chocolate 3 tbl spoons coconut oil 300ml coconut milk 1tsp cinnamon 1tsp mixed spice 0.5 tsp nutmeg 1…

Striped Mirangue

The first time I saw a big pile of striped meninges balancing on top of on another I thought they looked magical. I also thought they were something I’d never be able to do. I couldn’t begin to imagine how to make the beautiful delicate little clouds, perched precariously on each others’ heads. And then I found out it was…

Exotic fruit pavlova

I love making meringues, I think they have an unfair reputation for being difficult, which means that when you put them on the table in front of your guests they think you’ve been slaving away all day to make them something wonderful. The reality is there’s a little bit of work at the beginning, but it’s easy…

Baumkuchen

So, you have people coming over for dinner, and you want to knock their socks off? This (easier than it looks) beauty of a cake takes a lot of time, and a lot of patience, but not as much skill as you might think. Simply, it looks SUPER impressive, but it’s deceptively easy – basically…

Sticky Toffee Pudding

This is a real real Christmas staple in our house. I don’t remember why we made it for the first time 4 years ago, but now as soon as it starts to get colder and darker one of us will turn to the other and say ‘it’s almost sticky toffee pudding time‘. It just makes…

Low Fat Dauphinoise Potatoes

Nutritional Information: Serves 6. 232 calories per serving. I LOVE Dauphinoise Potatoes, and when I got serious about cutting calories and getting healthier, I thought they were lost to me forever. Happily everyone is wrong sometimes, and this time it was me. This recipe has fewer than half the calories of the traditional Dauphinoise Potatoes recipe that…

Grapefruit and Olive Oil Cake

With moving house and having our gas supply cut, baking was very much on the back burner for a while. When we were up and running again I kept thinking of this beautiful grapefruit olive oil cake that we first made when our friend Hugh came for brunch, and haven’t has cause to make again…

Pumpkin Birthday Bundt Cake

After the unexpected success of the Halloween Pumpkin Cake Lawrence, my boyfriend, very strongly suggested that it might be a good idea to make him a pumpkin cake for his birthday. Of course, it was totally up to me, but if I wanted to make a pumpkin cake, well that would be a really nice idea….

Vegan & Gluten Free Coconut Rhubarb Crumble

One of the best things about autumn is the reemergence of rhubarb, which is perfect because there’s nothing more comforting on a cold dark afternoon than crumble. I think crumble reminds mot people of being children, it’s often one of the first things children learnt o help with in the kitchen because turning the flour,…

Sunday Bake – Caramel and Walnut Coffee Cake

Sunday Bake is a long held, and much loved, tradition in our house. Ever since I got Jane Horbys’ totally beautiful ‘What to Bake and How to Bake It‘ for Christmas last year, it’s been a regular guest star of the event. Sunday Bake is a chance for my boyfriend and I to do something…