|Posted by me on October 21, 2014 at 6:10 AM||comments (126)|
You can never have enough brownie recipes, and this one is particularly good with soft nuggets of golden caramel under a luscious cheesecake and banana chip topping. serve warm with creamy vanilla ice-cream and some hot caramel sauce.....
makes 12 pieces
What you need
125g plain chocolate
2 me...Read Full Post »
|Posted by me on May 1, 2014 at 2:55 PM||comments (186)|
I adore this recipe, its the easiest cupcake recipe I make, and is THE moistest, lightest and fluffiest cake ever...... topped with a crushed Oreo biscuit frosting its just heaven in every bite and everyone from children to adults just loves it x
What you need
250g self raisi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by me on April 20, 2014 at 10:15 AM||comments (98)|
I cannot imagine anything more British than sitting with your feet up on the sofa, watching slushy soap operas with a steaming mug of tea and a biscuit or three and these traditional Bourbon biscuits fit the bill perfectly, the only decision that has to be made is whether to dunk or not to dunk…..
Bourbon biscuits (or Bourbon creams) originated i...Read Full Post »
|Posted by me on March 21, 2014 at 12:25 AM||comments (110)|
There are times when you just HAVE TO HAVE a chocolate fix... This no bake bar is simplicity itself, takes minutes to make and you can eat it within the hour (you have to put it in the fridge first, you cant just eat the melted chocolate mix straight out of the bowl :D) Change the fruit and chocolate chunk/chip combination as the whim takes you......
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|Posted by me on March 14, 2014 at 6:00 AM||comments (201)|
A brownie should be squidgy, not firm like a cake but have an unctuous soft, fudge like texture and this little baby delivers it by the bucket load.... with hidden nuggets of Toblerone and white chocolate and a cheeky little hint of zesty orange its the perfect treat with a scoop of good quality vanilla ice cream and a drizzle...Read Full Post »
|Posted by me on February 23, 2014 at 9:25 AM||comments (98)|
Its amazing where you get inspiration from... This decadent little number came to me one evening whilst watching a documentary about rescued baby orangutans in an orphanage in Borneo and got me thinking about bananas. Bananas led onto chocolate which then went wildly off tack and took me in the direction of the deep south and Kentucky Bourbon. After a bit o...Read Full Post »
|Posted by me on February 23, 2014 at 9:25 AM||comments (100)|
I love a challenge, it gets my little grey cells ticking over and a whoosh of adrenaline to my heart especially if it’s anything to do with baking.
My magazine editor requested recipes that were not only sugar free but also delicious as well, a tall order as far as I was concerned as cakes, biscuits and baked goodies all need the ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by me on February 18, 2014 at 2:15 PM||comments (104)|
Gluten...Schmooten... who needs that old chestnut in their cakes and bakes???
This totally gorgeous chocolate fudge cake was bought about by the need to create gluten free recipes that could fool someone not suffering from IBS or a gluten intolerance. As far as I am concerned I would never make or bake anything that I wouldn't want to eat m...Read Full Post »
|Posted by me on February 12, 2014 at 12:10 AM||comments (104)|
Ooh la la, its nearly that time again when grown men scour the florists (in the case of my husband…. the nearest supermarket) for a bunch of red roses that doesn’t cost the national deficit of a small country and will remain alive for longer than a few hours hidden in the back of the car…
Yes my friends it’s the month of L’amour...Read Full Post »
|Posted by me on November 3, 2013 at 3:50 PM||comments (106)|
Summer… golden sunshine, blue skies and pretty little girly flip flops, or thongs as they call them in Australia ( would not want to put what I call thongs on my feet but hey ho!!!)
I made these cute little cookies on a whim one day as I had seen little china ornament slippers and other shoes in a small local craft shop and thought how wonderful...Read Full Post »
|Posted by me on October 6, 2013 at 1:30 PM||comments (101)|
What you need
300g digestive biscuits crushed to fine crumbs by placing into a bag and bashing with a rolling pin or by blitzing in a food processor if you have one
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
4 tablespoons golden syrup (this is really easy to measure if you place the tin into hot water for 10 minutes before h...Read Full Post »
|Posted by me on September 14, 2013 at 12:15 AM||comments (93)|
Ahhh Norfolk, home of Bernard and his turkeys, fiery English mustard and in 60AD the queen of the Iceni tribe Boudicca herself. Nowadays people from Norfolk are sometimes known by the name of Norfolk dumplings (a rather uncomplimentary comparison to the flour dumplings that were traditionally a significant part of the local diet) but I think that if some hairy leg...Read Full Post »
|Posted by me on August 22, 2013 at 7:00 AM||comments (0)|
These gorgeous little chocolate and cream cheese bites are probably the quickest, easiest and definitely tastiest chocolate covered morsels you will ever make, they knock up in a flash and disappear twice as fast but they also make wonderful gifts and will keep for up to a week in the fridge
What you will need
350g cream filled ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by me on October 23, 2011 at 3:50 PM||comments (99)|
I used to work at a hotel in Hampshire many hundreds of years ago and I would bake these crisp little finger biscuits as petit fours, served with afternoon tea or at the end of a meal with a nice little cup of espresso, they are like a grown up version of Ferrero Rocher and absolutely delicious. I have even boxed them up in the past and given them as edible...Read Full Post »
|Posted by me on October 23, 2011 at 3:25 PM||comments (92)|
This recipe is not hard although it will take you a few hours to prepare but it is SOOOOOooo worth it with a light as a feather flourless sponge on the base topped with plump juicy raisins and two layers of rich orange infused plain and white chocolate mousse. Definately something very special and it would be wonderful as an alternative dessert after lunch ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by me on October 21, 2011 at 4:00 AM||comments (95)|
I love baking bread, the smell of it permeating through the house is one of lifes little pleasures and beating seven bells out of the dough is a great stress reliever. My gorgeous hubby on seeing my hand kneading efforts wanted to know why I wasn't u...Read Full Post »
|Posted by me on February 6, 2011 at 10:05 AM||comments (179)|
February is a cold...cold month, just right for a bit of baking and a decadent chocolate treat.
Chocolate brownies fall into two categories, squidgy or cake like. I prefer a half way balance between the two because I am just greedy like that :D.
So, this easy peasy...Read Full Post »
|Posted by bakinglady on June 14, 2010 at 2:05 PM||comments (95)|
I have been wanting to do something special ever since we got back from Las Vegas in March, but as hard as I tried I couldn't think of anything that would sum up in one ( or two...or three) tantalising mouthful this fantastic city.... Until now, and boy has it been worth the wait!
Vegas is such a city of contrasts that this dessert h...Read Full Post »
|Posted by bakinglady on February 13, 2010 at 1:40 PM||comments (3)|
Whoop-di-do.......Whoopie pies are going to take the UK by storm, mark my words! I predict they will be as big as cupcakes and you can say you heard it here first. Whoopie pies originate in New England and were traditionally made by the Amish community, I came across them by chance and after alot of hunting on the internet managed ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by bakinglady on October 18, 2009 at 9:15 AM||comments (92)|
When my Ex husband and I lived in sunny Swindon we were friends with a lovely bubbly lady called Sue who used to produce this scrummy tea time cake at the drop of a hat. I have made a few changes over the years and although I still refer to it as Sue's cake the finished chocolate concocction is no...Read Full Post »