Dark Chocolate & Cranberry Gingerbread Cookies

CHRISTMAS IN A COOKIE! Gingerbread cookies are the ultimate Christmas cookie, but I find making the version that involves rolling, stamping and decorating a bit time-consuming. Here is a version that has all the flavours, but less of the faff. These gorgeous cookies have cayenne pepper in them, which adds a fabulous kick and pairs…

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…

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…

Chocolate, Chilli & Clotted Cream Truffles

“Truffle, truffle, toil and trouble, Chocolate melt, and boil and bubble, Drop of cream, and dash of spice, Make your chocolate truffles nice. Mix them, stir them, roll them, chill, Lick the chocolate that you spill. Seal them like a prized love letter, Garnish with some cayenne pepper.” – The three witches from Macbeth (after…