Caramel Biscotti

CHRISTMAS CARAMEL JOY! This is definitely not a traditional variant of the recipe, but I thought, why not make caramel biscotti? Because there’s always room for caramel, right? Opt for good, soft caramels. They’ll go gooey in the oven and be lovely and chewy after baking. Feel free to put more in; it’ll probably make…

Chocolate & Fig Oat Cookies

THERE’S SO MUCH CHRISTMAS IN THESE COOKIES! These are soft and chewy with an unbelievable flavour! Fig and oats work so well together, and the spices and chocolate puts me in such a festive mood. These cookies are for those me-days when you put on an old black-and-white movie, curl up with a blanket and…

Caramel Cheesecake Pots

This is so easy to make and looks incredibly impressive. It’s perfect for dinner parties, especially those casual easy-going get-togethers with close friends, where you’re chatting for hours over dinner. The last thing you want is to worry about preparing dessert, or having to deal with oven timings, especially after a few glasses of wine!…

Blackberry & Dark Chocolate Flapjacks

A plate of these with afternoon tea = comfort! Flapjacks are one of those great store-cupboard recipes that are supposed to be easy to make, and yet – over the years – they’ve been MY NEMESIS! For some reason, they always either fell apart on me, or had the consistency of rocks, or the butter…

Brown Butter Salted Caramel Cookies

cookies for santa Salted Caramel cookies are a must for me at Christmas. These ones are extra-specially good. When it comes to making these cookies, it’s all about the ingredients. Try and find some molasses sugar, or choose some good soft brown sugar. Be patient when frying the butter and let it go lovely and…

Pumpkin Flapjacks

A great way to use up leftover pumpkin puree! There’s something wonderful about the good ol’ flapjack, right? With a few store-cupboard ingredients and an effortless method, you can be sinking your teeth in sweet oaty goodness before you can say, “Mmmmm, flapjacks” (if you say it for about half an hour). These ones have…

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…