Cranberry Skillet Brownie

I feel like by the time I decide to stop adding to this blog, I’ll have 2 dozen brownie recipes on here for you to bake. I’m still a staunch believer in the basic, fudgy brownie, but I also feel that sometimes you need to shake things up a bit. Especially when you’ve got frozen…

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…

Old Fashioned Chocolate Doughnuts

A while ago I posted a recipe for yeasted doughnuts, and discussed the different between yeast and non-yeast doughnuts. Well, I have played around with non-yeasted doughnuts too, and the results are pretty great. I think I prefer the yeasted doughnuts, but these still taste pretty amazing too. A bit like cookies and cream. Because…

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…

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…

Toblerone Cheesecake Bars

The past few weeks have been hectic, with various social events, teaching practice, work, and general self-care all taking over my timetable. On the rare occasion when I do have some downtime, I’ve been switching my brain off and watching shows on Netflix that don’t require much thinking (e.g. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). It means that…

Salted Caramel Brownies

There are days when I am at home and I really want to bake, but I don’t want to make anything too time-consuming. There are also days when I want to spend hours in the kitchen experimenting and putting a lot of effort into producing something spectacular. This recipe came about because I had some…

Baked Peaches with Honey and Rosemary

I’m so sorry for the week-long break between posts, but as previously mentioned, things are only going to get busier from here on out. Truth be told, I’ve not been busy with University work too much as of late, but I have been enjoying some downtime, and making things that are not new (and therefore…

Triple Chocolate Mousse

The thinking behind doing a triple chocolate mousse came from one of my mum’s magazine clippings. While I didn’t follow the recipe in the folder, I was inspired by it, and so, therefore, Mr. Gary Rhodes has to get some credit. I decided to use the recipe below because I had left over egg yolks…

Red Velvet Pancakes

A friend of mine went to Bali over the Christmas and New Year holiday, and posted a lot of beautiful scenery shots on her Instagram story. My favourite shots though, are always of the food she eats. She’s a pro at Instagram posts. Always knows the best lighting, the best place for a photo. I…

Chocolate Kiss Cookies

You know how I said I was trying to use up the rest of the Christmas chocolate? Well, this is how I decided to do it. Although, I must confess only some of the kisses used were from Christmas (thanks to another teacher not liking them and being given them). So I did have to…

Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pound Cake

I finally feel like I’m on holiday. I realise this sounds strange, given that I’ve been off work for nearly a week, but seeing as that includes a weekend, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, I’ve only really had one day (Christmas Eve) when other people were working. Today was the first day back to work…