Raw salted caramel chocolate ganache cups 


Hello little cups of yum. Nice to meet you.  My name’s Emma and I’m going to look after you, so jump in my tummy quickly before anyone else realises you exist.

I’m feeling a little bit on the silly side today and I think it’s because I’ve eaten too much chocolate. But let’s roll with it and talk about these raw, salted caramel, chocolate ganache cups. So many amazing things in such a little dessert.  Continue reading

Pink velvet vanilla pie 


I’m definitely a girly girl (always have been and I think I always will be) but there comes a time when its a bit weird to be dressed head to toe in shades of fuschia, rose and pastel pink, although apparently that didn’t stop me from doing it at university when frankly I should have known better, but I seem to have grown out of it (and those clothes) now. But pink is still my favourite colour, so these days I just enjoy eating it instead. Although having said that I now have a little daughter (yay!) so I can happily fulfil my pink obsession by living vicariously through her and dressing her in all my favourite shades. I just hope she doesn’t decide to be a tomboy, but right now she’s not even crawling yet let alone making wardrobe selections so I get to choose. Apart from when Mr H dresses her and some rather questionable ensembles get put together, but I digress. Continue reading

Salted caramel pecan pies 


I’ll tell you something – I hate politics. I don’t watch the news, I don’t get involved in family dinner table debates (of which there are many, snore) and I sure as hell am glad that the 2016 US election has now been and gone. Even I couldnt get away from that one, and I must say I spent far more time afterwards than I would have liked thinking (and being scared) about the outcome. I mean what has happened to the world? It’s a sad state of affairs, but that’s all I’ll say on the matter. Continue reading

No-bake banoffee pie


Whoever first thought to combine bananas and toffee to come up with banoffee pie is a genius, and I hope they received at least a Knighthood for their services to dessert (and maybe even a Nobel prize as well). I never actually used to like banoffee pie because of my sheer hatred (and fear) of bananas, but as a recovered banana-phobe, I’m definitely making up for lost time. Continue reading

Heavenly raw chocolate tart

We’re not going to mess around here guys. You need to make this tart. Honestly, you need to go to the supermarket, buy the ingredients (there’s only seven so it won’t take you long to grab them all) and make this tart. Then you need to eat this tart. Oh, and if you’d like to invite us round to try it we’ll be right over. See you in half an hour? OK! Continue reading

Magical matcha cacao swirl tarts 


I’ve got a serious case of ‘matcha mania’ at the moment. My obsession started back in April when Mr H and I visited Japan – you can literally get matcha flavoured EVERYTHING out there – and by the time I left I was totally hooked. For anyone unfamiliar with the stuff, matcha is essentially powdered green tea leaves, but because you actually consume the leaves (which is where many of the antioxidants are) rather than throwing them away as you would with a teabag, it’s heaps more powerful as well as being much more concentrated. Continue reading

Bloody delicious no-bake bakewell tarts


If you grew up in the UK, chances are you’ve heard of that old chap Mr Kipling. We used to really like him (he sounded so friendly on the adverts) but these days we aren’t so sure.

It’s not that we think he’s done anything bad (although we do think his mate Captain Birds Eye definitely looks a bit dodgy) he’s just bloody arrogant. ‘Exceedingly good cakes’? For someone who sounds so posh that kind of blatant immodesty seems rather un-British. Continue reading