White Chocolate and Pistachio Cookies…

“There are four basic food groups: plain chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate.” ~ Jill Shalvis Let’s start in reverse order! Actually, white chocolate is my husband’s favourite, so these cookies are an indulgent treat for him  😋 Let’s bake… Cream the butter sugar and vanilla, then beat in the egg. Ingredients: 200g […]

Stem Ginger Chocolate Chip Cookies…

“Today me will live in the moment, unless it’s unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie.” ~ Cookie Monster I saw this on Paulette Le Pore Matzo’s blog,  Totally Inspired Mind  Check out the Cookie Monster…love it 😂 iPhone 6s in hand, let’s get started! Star ingredient… stem ginger. Ingredients: 70g rolled oats 120g […]

Carrot Cake with Almond Orange Cream…

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie” ~ Jim Davis Carrots, fruit, nuts and spices…my kind of diet! Only omit the Almond Orange Cream Frosting if you must! This is an easy recipe! See…lots of carrots! Juice and zest the orange and leave to steep. Ingredients: […]

Almond Orange Cream Cheese Frosting…

“Celebration is life’s frosting: isn’t frosting the very best part of the cake?” ~ Bethenny Frankel I love mascarpone;  thick, creamy and essential for this Almond Orange Frosting. Only a few ingredients and a 1-step method! Ingredients: 200g of mascarpone 2 tbsp of icing sugar, sifted  1/2 orange, zested Amaretto liqueur, a few drops 2 tbsp of […]

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies…

“Chocolate-covered cherries in cookie form, taste as good as they sound.” ~ James Carpenter These are extra special, double chocolate cookies… using hand chopped quality 70% dark chocolate! Can’t wait to start! I use a fork to make my chocolate chips. Flour, oats, cherries, chocolate and cocoa; colour, texture and great flavour. Ingredients: 50g rolled oats […]

Chocolate Oat and Ginger Squares…

“Mixing chocolate and a hint of ginger together, creates an intriguing blend of flavours.” ~ Mary Berry For this recipe, I bake a batch of chewy oat and ginger biscuits, then crush them in a lined tray, chill and drizzle with rich dark chocolate. Let’s bake! Spicy ginger, rolled oats and soft brown sugar. Ingredients: 225g unsalted butter 100g […]

Leftover Pastry = Cheesy Herb Crackers…

“Pastry + cheese = lip-smacking satisfaction.” ~ Isobel King This week, I’m using up my leftover short crust pastry from my Thyme for Savoury Asparagus Tart. Don’t throw away the scraps…make crackers! There’s thyme in this pastry, but any herb will do! Ingredients: Left over shortcrust pastry, with thyme Parmesan cheese, grated finely Freshly ground […]