Malteser Chocolate Loaf Cake

If you have a school or office bake sale to bake for, what better than a Malteser Chocolate Loaf Cake? It’s a rich chocolate cake with Maltesers inside the cake adding a bit of crunch and covering the top too. Strawberry pieces add a flash of colour and a lovely fresh contrast in flavour and […]

Slow Cooker Pesto and Sweet Potato Chicken

Slow Cooker Pesto and Sweet Potato Chicken

A busy day calls for a dinner thrown in the slow cooker earlier in the day, so I can get on with that never-ending to-do list. My slow cooker pesto and sweet potato chicken is simple to prepare, tastes great and gets in a few of your five-a-day too. It also fits in well with […]

Slow Cooker Easter Egg Fudge

Mini eggs, Creme eggs, Golden caramel eggs, Daim and Oreo creme eggs, the shelves of the supermarkets are full of Easter chocolates right now. Why not make some slow cooker Easter egg fudge using your favourite Easter eggs? It’s bound to go down well as an Easter treat and is also a good way to […]

Mastering Macarons with Tante Marie Culinary Academy

Recently I was invited to a cookery course at Tante Marie Culinary Academy in Woking, which is quite local to me here in Surrey. As well as professional courses for those wanting to become a chef, they offer lifestyle courses too for everyday people. I chose the Mastering Macarons course and was quite excited when the day came […]

Blood Orange Buttermilk Scones

Blood Orange Buttermilk Scones + Giveaway

Aaah blood orange season, that short time in January/February when blood oranges with their deep red flesh are in the shops. All citrus fruits are in season at this time of year but I particularly love to squeeze blood oranges and enjoy a glass or two of deep red blood orange juice with its gorgeous colour. Apparently […]

Easy unicorn cake

Easy Unicorn Cake

Birthday party season is here again for me (my children have birthdays one after the other in February and March!) and this year I made the rookie mistake of showing my younger daughter a unicorn cake I had seen on Pinterest. Having a unicorn cake then became the most important thing ever EVER for her […]