Chocolate & Orange Torta Della Nonna

I love an excuse to bake something a little bit special so when I invited some friends over for dinner last weekend I had a good rummage through the recipe books and hundreds of magazine cuttings I’ve saved to look for some inspiration. I fancied a chocolate tart and settled upon this one as making…

Chocolate, Hazelnut & Salted Caramel Torte

Since there’s only two of us in my household, fancy desserts are not something I make all that regularly at home. I tend to save them for dinner guests or special occasions. Plus The Boyfriend is the one with the real sweet tooth so he’s the one that will usually jump on the opportunity to…

Gluten-free Chocolate, Courgette & Pumpkin Seed Loaf

I’m a huge fan of vegetables and I’ve always been one to stuff as many as possible into most of my meals. It goes without saying that the trend for vegetable cakes is right up my street. All of the vegetable cakes I’ve tried making have turned out really moist and delicious and you can’t…

The Tree Food Challenge – Mango & Plum Puff Pie

As part of TREE AID‘s Grow Hope Appeal I’m taking part in the Tree Food Challenge. The Tree Food Challenge is helping to raise awareness of the Grow Hope Appeal by encouraging people to create recipes using those tree foods that the TREE AID is using to fight hunger and malnutrition in some of the most poverty-stricken…

Pineapple & Coconut Lollipops

The final instalment of my week of Caribbean inspired delights is here, I hope you’ve enjoyed Caribbean food week as much as I have creating all these recipes for you! The trickiest ingredient in my box of goodies from Grace Foods was the coconut water. What sort of a recipe does one use coconut water for?! I’ll…

How to… rescue a failed meringue

Even the most accomplished cooks sometimes have disasters in the kitchen. Sometimes it’s because you’re having an off day and forget to do something, sometimes it’s because you’re not used to your new oven/pans/hob etc. It’s happened to the best of us but it’s not always a total disaster. Some things can be rescued, you’ve…

Strawberry & Raspberry Tart Hearts

For me, berries make such a fantastic dessert. They’re lovely and sweet but their light fruitiness means their not too heavy to follow up a big meal. You may use whatever berries you wish to make these little tarts, I had planned on just using strawberries but I thought adding some raspberries into the mix…