Chocolate Cupcakes

The recipe I seem to make most often – it’s easy, reliable and always well received.

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Christmas Fridge Cake

Christmas is my season. I look forward to this time of year, all year long and from September I am already planning what I am going to make for my Christmas baking. I usually plan more than I can possibly make, and then I usually add in a few unplanned, last minute items just beforehand….

Sweet and Salty Nuts

I love snacking on nuts over the holidays and years ago I once made a recipe from my flatmate’s cookbooks for seasoned nuts with mixed curry spice and sugar. They were surprisingly easy to make and started me off making many different types since. With all the clean eating of late, and trying to minimise…

Coconut Milk Yoghurt (Dairy-Free Yoghurt)

Finding coconut yoghurt, by this I mean the yoghurt made with coconut milk and not coconut flavoured dairy-milk yoghurt, has been a revolution for me. Suddenly I was able to enjoy overnight oats again – which I think are the most amazing way to have oats for breakfast. I could use it as a substitute…

Double Chocolate Pecan Cranberry Bars

These have got to be my favourite Christmas treat of all time. Some I enjoy because it is Christmas and it seems only right to have them, these are a different story completely. They offer up the best of all things. They are chewy, yet crunchy and soft and gooey. There is a little saltiness…

Irish Soda Bread

All of a sudden the house feels a little too cool and the heat gets put on to take away the chill, if only for an hour or two. The rain comes more often and unpredictably, despite repeated checks of the weather app on your phone. Before¬†you know it, summer is over and we have…

Raw Raspberry Slice

I know that food trends can be quite controversial and I hear a lot of criticism against gluten-free diets and all the alternative milks which have come to market. I quite like that idea that people are concerned about what is going into their food and what they are eating – even if is it…

Chocolate Chunk Granola Bars

School has started, and my cupboards are now filled with tiny packets of ‘suitable’ school snacks. It is a particular bug-bear of mine, the whole school snack thing. I grew up without a school snack and didn’t seem to suffer for it. I also find my children eat their main meals much better when they…

Yoghurt Cake (Yogurt Cake)

What constitutes a yoghurt cake? Is it any cake which uses yoghurt? Or is there specific criteria we need to follow? I have heard of so many people who make yoghourt cake and they are all so different. There are literally hundreds of different recipes once you start looking. For me, I am focussing on…

Chocolate Cream Pie

A couple of years ago, I really got into pie. I mean really. I started to obsess (yes, surprising) about the different types of pies which can be made. Apple Pie – which my mum makes a pretty exceptional one, Cherry Pie, Lemon Meringue, Coconut Cream Pie, Banana Cream Pie and of course Chocolate Cream…

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Chip Oatmeal Biscuits

These might look like any other biscuit (or cookie for you North Americans), but trust me, they aren’t. They are the brainchild of my cousin. (Really I am starting to feel like a fraud by posting all her recipes, but truly they are worthy. And she doesn’t blog… so someone has to let the world…

Meringue Roulade with Raspberries and Rose Water

I remember, not so long ago, someone making a comment about meringue being boring. I suppose, if you think about it, there isn’t much more that can be done, which hasn’t be done to it already. I, however, find meringue to be fascinating. The idea that egg, mixed with sugar can support a range of…