Mint Choc Chip Marshmallows

Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory had “EATABLE MARSHMALLOW PILLOWS”. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? I’d like to think that this little recipe might nudge through the factory doors during the Christmas season. It seems only fair that the factory-pillows get a festive upgrade. And what’s more festive than beautiful mint and dark chocolate. A little tip, though:…

Christmas Cocoa Ice-Cream

I genuinely believe that if aliens ever visit our planet, the first thing we should do – is give them chocolate. I can’t think of any special relationship that would be better built on, than a bridge of chocolate. Let’s be honest, no-one is going to be declaring war with a mouth full of scrumptious…

Gingerbread Cake with Custard Frosting

There are so many delicious must-have sweet-treats and desserts floating around at Christmas time (mince pies, fruit cake, Christmas pudding, yule log…) that the classic Gingerbread Cake sometimes gets over-looked. Often, we opt to get our gingerbread fix from baking cookies instead, which ticks a lot of boxes for me. Yet sometimes, I want all…

Jamaican Ginger Cake

Sticky, spicy and utterly unctuous, this cake will certainly put a smile on your face. I’m a big fan of all kinds of ginger cake, be they fluffy and lightly spiced or dense and packed with a punch. This one is definitely the latter. It’ll bowl over the competition. In fact, it’ll probably move in,…

Honey & Almond Cupcakes with Honey Frosting

Did you know that in its entire lifetime a honey-bee produces 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey? Yet in one single hive over one year, 15 – 45 kilograms of honey is produced! It certainly underscores the phrase busy as a bee, doesn’t it? I don’t think bees need to worry about any other creatures…

Toblerone Brownies

When it comes to Brownies, you get so much bang for your buck! They’re super easy to prepare, and within an hour you can transform some very simple ingredients into a scrumptious treat. They are also incredibly versatile. You can mix up the chocolate, add in nuts or marshmallows or broken cookies. Fruit also goes…

Gajar Barfi – Indian Carrot Fudge

A delicious treat, destined for occasions where celebration is at the top of the menu, Gajar Barfi is a sweet fudge-like dessert hailing from India. It is traditionally served during festivals, like the wonderful Festival of Lights – Diwali, as well as throughout Christmas and various other times of joy. The name barfi, comes from…

Cherry Bakewell Ice-Cream (No Churn)

There’s something glorious about the Cherry Bakewell: shortcrust pastry, frangipane, almond-flavoured fondant – all topped with half a glacĂ© cherry. I wanted to try and recreate these flavours into an ice-cream and believe me when I say that it is a wonderful thing! Okay, maybe I’m a bit biased, because I absolutely adore Cherry Bakewells!…

Twix Blondies

These Twix Blondies will be a talking-point at any occasion. Often, we see Brownie recipes, and I always think of Blondies as being underrated in the confectionary world. The aim is to get the same consistency as you would find in a Brownie. Ideally, you’re looking for a crispy crust, a rich fudgy texture and…

Honeycomb & Sea-Salt Icecream (No Churn)

“Pooh always liked a little something at eleven o’clock in the morning, and he was very glad to see Rabbit getting out the plates and mugs; and when Rabbit said, ‘Honey or condensed milk with your bread?’ he was so excited that he said, ‘Both,’ and then, so as not to seem greedy, he added,…