Chocolate Scones

Every time the mention of scones pops up in literature, it makes me smile (and my tummy rumble). Remember those mouthwatering ones that Enid Blyton’s Famous Five devoured, all “running with butter”? Or perhaps you recall the dwarves demolishing rounds of scones during an ‘unexpected party’ at Bilbo Baggins’ house in The Hobbit? Or maybe…

Chocolate & Blackberry Spread

This recipe is inspired by the gloriumptious world of Roald Dahl. Who wouldn’t want to spend an afternoon exploring Willy Wonka’s marvellous chocolate factory? I’m fairly sure that he is responsible for the fact that chocolate is always on my brain! Ideally, this chocolate spread should be mixed by waterfall, but if you haven’t found…

Fig, Apple & Pear Chutney

This is hands-down my favourite Christmas chutney. If you’re going to make one chutney this year, make this one! My WONDEFULLY WARM-HEARTED FRIENDS at Under the Christmas Tree kindly published this recipe on their holly-jolly website. If you love Christmas, then Under the Christmas Tree is the place for you! It’s a wonderland of good-tidings, comfort…

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:…

Scrumdiddlyumptious Thick Hot Chocolate

This Hot Chocolate recipe is so good that I wouldn’t be surprised if someone told me it came straight from the Chocolate River in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. It’s positively scrumdiddlyumptious! For me, Hot Chocolate is a treat. So, ditch the powdered mix and make this splendiferous stuff instead. It would be an extra-special delight…

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…