No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

Sometimes I make something, and everyone who tries it loves it. This cheesecake was one of those. I took it to the office for our monthly birthday party day, on the same day that I took the Chocolate Raspberry Doughnuts, and it was devoured. I figured, given that it was so popular – and it…

Baked Chocolate Raspberry Doughnuts

This week, during Great British Bake Off’s Dairy Week, the contestants had to make a cake using cultured dairy (buttermilk, sour cream, yoghurt, etc) for their Signature Bake. While the contestants all made their cakes in Bundt tins, I did not. I made doughnuts. Baked doughnuts are much more cake-like than the fried varieties, so…

Lemon Angel Cake Slice

Season 10 of The Great British Bake Off has begun, and I’d like to try and bake something inspired by each episode, if possible. I’m not much of a decorator, so I’m never going to decorate them quite like the bakers on GBBO do, but we’ll see how we go. If you’ve never watched Bake…

Gluten-Free White Chocolate, Cardamom and Raspberry Tart

My dad emails me recipes almost on a weekly basis. Things he sees that he likes the look of, recipes he thinks I would like to make, recipes he’s tried and thinks I would like, you get the idea. I tend to save all of these recipes as bookmarks on my computer, something I can…

Frozen Berry Pie

I made this pie as a break from the oven, as the temperatures in the UK had been soaring. Funnily enough, on the day I made it, there were torrential down pours, and so it wasn’t quite the hot summer’s day I’d planned for. Luckily, it still tasted delicious and was a refreshing dessert regardless…

Orange Almond Cake

This summer has been all about catching up with friends and family. If you read my previous two posts, you’ll know that I was staying with my godmother for a few days. From hers I drove up to Sheffield for a Zoo Crew Reunion. Having done Zoology at University, my fellow zoologists and I named…

Lemon Lime Yoghurt Cake

It’s been a hectic first week of holidays, with seeing friends and family, while also being a bridesmaid for one of my best friends. I have eaten a lot of delicious food, and had lots of amazing meals made for me. I haven’t done much cooking, except for the occasional stir-frying of vegetables. Now that…

Carrot Cake Cheesecake

Sometimes the thought of combining two amazing meals horrifies me. Why would we want to risk creating Frankenstein’s monster when the original is so damn good. But, if people never tried something new, we’d be stuck without the wheel or electricity, so I understand the excitement. Back in March a friend sent me a video…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate and peanut butter is such a classic combination. The sweet and the salty, it makes for great desserts (and sandwich fillings when you’re a broke University student). It’s funny though, the rest of my family are not peanut butter fans. Just another thing that makes me the odd one out in my family. Not…

Beetroot Chocolate Cake

I remember when I first heard about using beetroot in a chocolate cake, way back in about 2007, from a TV show called “Cook Yourself Thin”. I never watched the TV show, but they released a cookbook around the same time, which I bought and have used on occasion. Despite the title, it’s actually full…

Sour Cream Cinnamon Cake

There’s a bit of a trend with cinnamon going on at the moment, but I love cinnamon, so I’m not complaining. Before I start this post, full transparency: this cake was made at the beginning of April at 4am before the Hong Kong Rugby 7s weekend, so it’s not a new recipe that I can…

Easter Egg Chocolate Pie

You deserve so much more than I’ve been able to give over the past six weeks, and I really appreciate the fact that nobody has messaged me angrily demanding more recipes and blog posts. Most of you know that the hiatus has been to focus on my PGCE work, since weekdays were spent teaching and…