Once upon a time, a twenty something accountess living in a cute but small flat in Chalk Farm, happened upon a recipe during some recipe testing (when she probably should have been doing her day job) that she thought was possibly the best thing ever. She gave some to her new husband, and he agreed. Despite wanting to try and create other new recipes, this recipe was so good that she had to always have a batch of it in the freezer. Every week she made a batch of 16 squares. But soon they outgrew it, and two batches a week were necessary. On their moving day to their newly purchased family home, she cut them each a huge slab of it, to keep them going throughout the morning and as a cheers of sorts to their new home. Continue reading
I’ve been trying to have a bit of a kitchen clear out recently, as there just seems to be so much stuff everywhere and it had gotten to the point where everything was a bit higgeldy-piggeldy (a phrase you just don’t hear enough these days) and it was really beginning to annoy me, so I started tackling it bit by bit. So, while baby H napped soundly, I got my cupboards in order, reshuffled the cabinets and then set to work on the freezer. Continue reading
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – peanut butter is one of the loves of my adult life. I’ll happily eat it on its own, but I’m fully aware that there are some foods out there that complement it beautifully too. Chocolate is one (try our peanut butter chocolate cheesecake slice if you don’t believe me) and jam (or jelly to our American pals) is another. In fact we must applaud our friends across the pond for this delicious combination as they came up with PB&J over 100 years ago! It seems to have taken its time to become quite as popular in old Blighty, but the PB&J revolution is definitely now growing momentum over here too.
I’m not a massive ice cream person these days, but when I was younger we’d always have raspberry ripple ice cream at my grandparents house for dessert, and I used to love it. So I guess this recipe is somewhat of a nostalgic one, but with a healthy twist. Raspberries are one of my favourite berries, I get so excited when they come into season (and so sad when they go out of season, but I guess that’s what my freezer’s for) and this year I was desperate to go raspberry picking. However with the arrival of baby H we had a pretty busy summer so we never quite managed to go, but it’s definitely on my list for next year! If you have any recommendations of where’s good to pick them near London please do let me know! Continue reading
I’m super proud of this recipe for two reasons; 1) I love a pun and 2) it’s really yummy. I fell in love with chai tea when Mr H and I went to India in November 2013 (which now feels like a lifetime ago); we’d drink it in little terracotta pots which we’d then smash on the floor afterwards (which is the local custom rather than through our sheer clumsiness I might add). The combination of a blend of intense and comforting spices and a gorgeously creamy texture make it such an amazing drink, and you only need a little as it’s pretty rich! Continue reading
I’ve always had a little thing for chocolate cheesecake. Maybe it’s down to my Jewish roots (the Jewish festival of Shavuot is celebrated by eating cheesecake – #winning) or maybe it’s just because it’s insanely delicious.
When I was little my favourite thing in the world was a triple chocolate cheesecake from Marks and Spencer – I used to savour every mouthful and finish every morsel. On holidays to America we’d always end up making a subconscious beeline for the Cheesecake Factory and stuffing ourselves silly with their unbelievably tasty (and unbelievably unhealthy) offerings. Continue reading