Chocolate cookies with a cream cheese filling

We don’t do Valentines Day really. Mr H stopped buying me flowers about 8 years ago because I ‘ just kill them’ (not sure if he’s aware of the irony that they’re kinda dead already once they’ve been pulled out of the ground) and we’re not fans of overpriced set menus in restaurants full of couples who sit there and don’t talk to each other. After all we can just stay at home and not talk to each other instead. Oh and we have a toddler. Continue reading

Cookbook announcement!

When I started sharing recipes on this blog in early 2015, writing a recipe book felt like something way beyond my reach. But, I stuck it on my bucket list anyway, and carried on doing what I loved – creating the yummiest things I could possibly dream up, and sharing them on here. I also shared my photos over on my Instagram account, which started off really as a collage of terribly-lit shots at bad angles taken on an old iPhone, where my audience of lovely followers started to grow. Continue reading

Matcha white chocolates

Sometimes it’s nice to think outside the (chocolate) box. Who says people should wear matching socks (I personally hardly ever manage to), or that we should save dessert until the end of the meal (guilty again), or that our chocolate should be either white or brown!? Why can’t chocolate be green instead? Or any other colour for that matter? Continue reading

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