Chocolate covered Oreos 

I’m sure I’ve told you this before, but every time I go to the US my visit includes at least one visit to some sort of CVS, Duane Reade or the like. I don’t know what it is about American pharmacies, but they totally shit all over Boots and Superdrug. My favourite aisles are the nail polish aisle (oh to behold the colours) and the snacks aisle, although the latter is more to buy presents for friends and family these days than to buy myself any such sugar-laden delights. Continue reading


Ginger and vanilla sandwich cookies 

These are my new tea-time favourite. There’s just something about the combination of spicy ginger cookies and creamy vanilla filling that equates to the ultimate win in my book, and when combined with a cuppa, well we’re talking maximum 3pm bliss right here.
Oh and can we discuss the unparalleed GENIUS (or should that be genii if we’re being clever – first declension plural love for all my fellow Latin geeks out there) that are cookie sandwiches!? Continue reading

Six ingredient fig rolls 

I was making my Christmas granola, and as I sprinkled in the figs at the end I realised that in all my time creating healthy recipes I’ve kind of neglected them as a fruit! So this recipe is effectively my apology to all the figs out there, although for all I know, they probably don’t even give a fig. Right then, obligatory fig pun out of the way let’s forget it ever happened and cut to the chase shall we?  Continue reading

Four ingredient choc chip banana oat cookies


I’m finding more and more that I keep running out of time – I always seem to be rushing around and I honestly don’t know where the days go. People used to tell me that time gets quicker as you get older and I definitely believe it now. I also think that because I’m doing something I love I’m not just sitting at a desk twiddling my thumbs and clock watching, but whatever it is I have to really make a conscious effort to spend a little time each day being mindful, for my own sanity if not everyone else’s! Continue reading

Almond and raspberry thumbprint cookies

Sometimes when I’m creating recipes they evolve as they go along; these cookies began life with every intention of coming out looking like Jammy Dodgers (one of my fave childhood biscuits) but as you can see they didn’t quite get there. Well the first batch did – I spent ages painstakingly shaping them and cutting out hearts in the middle with tiny cookie cutters and I’ll be the first to admit that for all the faff they did look fab, but boy did they take forever. And that’s not what we’re about here at D&H; gourmet pastry chefs we certainly are not. We like easy, quick and simple recipes that taste delicious and don’t contain millions of ingredients. Continue reading

Seven ingredient milk chocolate hobnobs

When I was little my brother and I used to have the loveliest Czech babysitter. As all little people do, we loved convincing adults to tell us swear words in different languages so that we could use them in the school playground or wherever without getting told off, so anyone who spoke a foreign language was a valuable resource to us. Our babysitter didn’t mind indulging us in our favourite pastime (anything to keep us occupied while our parents were out) so she taught us a couple of words. One such word was ‘hovno’ which is apparently Czech for ‘shit’, but the way she said it it sounded like ‘hobnob’ which to us was hilarious and of course it stuck. Continue reading

Gooey double chocolate peanut butter cookies

When Mr H and I went to New York a couple of months ago we had a huge list of things (mainly food related) that we wanted to pack in to our five day visit. My list included things like The Butcher’s Daughter  and Hu Kitchen and his included such culinary gems as Carnegie Deli and Levain Bakery. Now I know as well as the next woman that the secrets of a happy marriage are compromise and a well fed husband, plus here at D&H we believe in active avoidance (so whilst I might know that a piece of chocolate cake might make me feel rubbish tomorrow, I’ll have a couple of bites if I fancy it and not give myself a guilt trip for doing so), so I was happy to indulge him, and indeed as it turns out, myself. Continue reading

Six ingredient oatmeal raisin cinnamon cookies


I love making my own almond milk – it’s ridiculously cheap, so tasty, super easy and gives me the peace of mind that I know exactly what has gone in to the milk I’m pouring into my morning porridge or afternoon matcha latte. I used to feel a bit wasteful though throwing away all that almond pulp that gets left in the strainer, so I started thinking about what I could use it for. Continue reading

The best choc chip peanut butter (chickpea!) cookies 

Did you ever watch Sesame Street when you were little? Well I hope so, because if you didn’t then this little blurb is going to be lost on you, so feel free to skip down to the ingredients if you like. Back to the Street – I often feel like as an adult, I morph between Sesame Street’s characters on a daily basis like nobody’s business; some days I’m a happy-go-lucky Elmo, other days (particularly at certain times of the month) I will admit to having my Oscar the Grouch moments, and then there are the times when I turn into the Cookie Monster, and there’s only one thing that will satisfy my cravings.  Continue reading