Chocolate Christmas pudding cookies

One December, in my previous life as a refined sugar addict, I decided it was time to try my hand at baking. And so, I did as every amateur baker might do and headed to the Betty Crocker section of the baking aisle. I picked myself up a packet of supposedly foolproof chocolate cookies and headed back to my kitchen. I made them as per the instructions, but must have gone wrong somewhere, as they were rock hard. I wasn’t about to give up though, I got out my icing sugar and decorated them to make them look like 2D Christmas puddings.

I was so pleased about how they looked, I took them to my family Friday night dinner the next day, where everyone said how pretty they looked, tried to take a bite out of one, almost broke their jaws, and subsequently put them back safely on their plates. But they all gave me top marks for presentation. Continue reading

Festive brownies

I love chocolate, I love brownies and I LOVE Christmas, so it seemed only right to give a little festive makeover to my brownies and give them a delicious little twist. Brownies are the ultimate in comforting desserts and they’re my favourite thing to take round to friends for a few reasons; Continue reading

Pineapple and coconut swirl tart

We’re all a bit mad about pineapple in our house, but can you blame us? It’s definitely one of my all time favourite fruits, so much so that we actually have a painting of a pineapple hanging above our dining table. On our last holiday baby H thought that every baby palm tree we came across was in fact a pineapple, and was sadly disappointed when we had to break it to her that they weren’t actually edible. Now I know that palm tree sized pineapples do sound like the ultimate in pineapple amazingness, but I’m pretty sure I’ve found the next best thing! Continue reading

Snowy road

I know you know about rocky road, but what if I told you there was an equally as delicious version that comes out around this time of year? Because I don’t know about you, but I love me a little white chocolate version of anything, and these are just sublime.

In the winter the rocky roads tend to get covered with a little snow you see. Sounds treacherous, but luckily our friends with their glitter vans are usually on the case. But they haven’t made it to my kitchen (guess it would be weird if they did not to mention a bit messy) so my roads are officially snow-covered. Continue reading

Peanut butter brownie cups

Monet had his waterlilies. Mozart his symphonies. And the Spice Girls had ‘Wannabe’. But these are probably my finest work. That’s a big claim to make, I know, especially if you’ve tried my six ingredient chocolate fudge flapjacks, my gooey walnut brownies or my chocolate covered hobnobs. I suppose the beauty of life is that tastes and opinions are subjective, otherwise how boring would that be, but I think you may just agree with me regarding these. Continue reading

Pumpkin spice donuts with a maple cinnamon caramel glaze

Halloween is fast approaching, and with it hoards of children will be getting ready to trick or treat. I don’t know about where you live in my area it goes a bit nuts. As much as I want to keep baby H off the sugar for as long as possible I know that sometimes it just isn’t feasible and I would rather have her have fun (and a good relationship with food) than miss out.  Continue reading