Chewy brown sugar cookies

Me Want Cookies. I know how Cookie Monster feels, because me generally (always) do want cookies. Actually my favourite biscuit is probably a custard cream, but this cookie is absolutely excellent in its caramelly toffee chewiness, plus the dough is also rather wonderful chopped up and mixed into vanilla ice-cream, so it’s one that I… Continue reading Chewy brown sugar cookies

Easter nest cake

🎵 Oh I wish it could be Easter everyday 🎵 Wait, sorry, wrong holiday. However as my husband is a complete chocoholic I suspect this song is in his head most of the time. He looooooooves this cake, because it is a chocolately delight. It’s a flourless sponge which rises in the oven then falls… Continue reading Easter nest cake

Rhubarb fool

I cannot hear the word fool without thinking of BA Baracus from The A-Team. Rhubarb Fool! You would be (ahem) foolish not to make some of this because it is yummy. Plus, rhubarb fool stops you from just making crumble with your rhubarb, not that I have anything against crumble. I love crumble. Then, just… Continue reading Rhubarb fool

Russian Spring Punch

This is a recipe from a cocktail-making-food-loving old friend who I’ve known for almost 25 years – what he doesn’t know about both probably isn’t worth knowing, and this is the drink he’s been quaffing on our regular Friday night lockdown zoom parties. It’s gooooooood, and certainly gets the weekend started on the right track!… Continue reading Russian Spring Punch

Chewy coconut cookies

You had me at chewy. Biscuits could well be my kryptonite, especially when you add coconut into the mix and a cup of coffee. In my defence, just one of these bad boys is definitely enough to power a lovely long lockdown dog walk, or at least that’s the excuse I’m going with. And that… Continue reading Chewy coconut cookies

Cupcakes

Well hello there cupcake, how are you? Growing up in the UK we had the daintier, way less indulgent fairy cake, but when cupcakes arrived in the early 2000’s we all went nuts for these sugary beasts. This is my standard vanilla recipe, but I’ve made many different versions – rose, chocolate, passionfruit, carrot, pistachio,… Continue reading Cupcakes

Victoria sponge with fruits

A classic cake, with added fruit to at least make it feel like it’s a good idea. But cake is always a good idea, right? Ingredients Cake: 200g unsalted butter / stork 200g caster sugar 3 large eggs 200g self raising flour 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 or 2 tbsp milk Icing: 40g soft unsalted… Continue reading Victoria sponge with fruits

Vanilla cheesecake

All the credit goes to BBC Good Food, however my daughter took one bite of this cheesecake and said “Mummy, you’re a genius” so I’m going to pretend that I made it up (at least when she’s around). Stewed plums are entirely optional, but I feel that some kind of fruit is necessary to try… Continue reading Vanilla cheesecake