Honey & Marzipan Biscotti

There’s so much baking going on around Christmas that it can get a bit overwhelming (and tiring!) so anything to make life a little easier is always welcome in my home. Biscotti are twice-baked, have a firm texture and have the longest shelf-life. You can bake up a few batches, put them in a tin…

Butterscotch & Blueberry Coconut Macaroons

I love a store-cupboard bake! Coconut macaroons are deceptively easy to make, just keep an eye on them as they like to catch in the oven. They’re quick to prepare and you can be sitting with your feet up, tea in one hand – macaroon in the other in less than an hour… 45 minutes…

Lemon Cheesecake Pots

Easy, refreshing and divine! I’m a big fan of desserts that look impressive, taste spectacular, and take little to no effort to prepare. These lovely lemon pots tick all those boxes. They’ve got ‘easy-entertaining’ written all over them, and I almost felt a little guilty accepting all the compliments they received. Almost. You can be…

Chai Carrot Cake

perfect with a brew There’s something supremely decadent about afternoon tea with a slice of cake. This Chai Carrot cake is a delicious treat that is not as dense as a traditional carrot cake. It’s great with a dollop of clotted cream and a few slices of orange for a beautifully light delight. Enjoy it…

Fig & Pear Christmas Cake

CHRISTMAS IS COMING! I always look forward to the day I bake my Christmas cake because it feels like it’s officially the beginning of Christmas… Perhaps that’s why I bake mine in September. And yes, there will be Christmas music coz it’s never too early for a bit of BublĂ© or some good ol’ Bing….

Honey Cheesecake with Salted Honey Caramel

Gosh, can you believe it’s a brand new year?! Welcome to The Twenties! Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s officially time to break out your pearl necklaces and cloche hats, and let’s buckle up for a roaring year. Here’s a foxy little recipe to kickstart the decade with a bit of class: it’s the BEE’S KNEES or…

Marzipan Mice Truffles

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. -CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE- One of my favourite Christmas poems – I think we can all remember it being…

Honeydukes’ Exploding Bonbons

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: by far my favourite HP book and definitely my favourite in the film franchise. I remember that first visit to Hogsmeade, like it was me taking those steps into that magical place. “Do you know much about Hogsmeade?” asked Hermione keenly. “I’ve read it’s the only entirely non-Muggle…

Caramel Apple Cookies

I spend a lot of December baking cookies. They’re easy to prepare. You can make a large batch and freeze the dough to use later. They’re crowd-pleasers. And there’s no limit to the flavour combinations you can try. Plus, the cookie jar is ALWAY OPEN FOR BUSINESS, so I can sneak another cookie (or two)…

Treacle Tart Truffles

What is it about treacle tarts that makes me feel all misty-eyed and nostalgic? It’s certainly not the nightmarish memories of the child-catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, tempting children with “treacle tart… all free today”. Ugh, even writing that line makes me shudder. Could it be because it’s Harry Potter’s favourite dessert? As a…