Chocolate Mint Chip Cupcakes with Mint Ganache

Despite my best efforts ideas for desserts and sweet treats seem to come to me much more easily than ideas for sensible, healthy meals. I was recently inspired by Alter Eco’s ‘Dark Mint’ chocolate bar to create these minty-chocolate-delicious cupcakes. Sort of like mint choc chip icecream but in cake form and way more chocolatey. […]

Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle Cake

This gluten-free cake was inspired by Ferrero Rocher. For a few weeks I just couldn’t stop envisioning chocolate and hazelnuts mixed together in crunchy, creamy perfection, so in the end I gave in and made the cake. Funny thing is, the finished cake, though completely delicious, doesn’t remind you of Ferrero Rocher in any way. […]

Grapefruit Drizzle Cake

I said I had grapefruit on the brain lately and this drizzle cake was another product of that obsession. I love lemon drizzle cake so I decided to try a grapefruit version. I also candied a few slices of blood orange to use for decoration, using the same recipe as I used at Christmas time. […]

Poppy Seed Rolls

Bread is not something I make very often. In fact, my experience of working with yeast stretches to 1 attempt at naan bread and school science experiments. The naan went well though and I had a recent craving for poppy seed rolls, which I haven’t seen in America, so I decided it was time for […]

The Perfect Spring Cake

I made this cake for Easter Sunday but it would be perfect for any spring or summer occasion, especially if you’re eating outside. The cake itself is just a standard victoria sponge sandwiched with raspberry jam and whipped cream. I chose it because it’s really simple and light. There’s no rich frosting or layers of buttercream and the […]

Easiest Valentine Dessert Ever (Strawberry Nutella Galette)

When I say easy, I mean on a par with making toast. With fruit. It seems, to qualify as appropriate for Valentine’s day these days, something must be red or pink, heart-shaped, and involve chocolate or roses. Well, this dessert has 2 out of 3 and, with about 30 seconds extra effort, could easily hit […]

Butternut Squash, Leek & Bacon Tart

Pretty much anything with pastry is delicious but this is something else! The other day, a friend of mine had a few people round for drinks and munchies so I wanted to make something to take. The idea of this tart had been floating around in my head for a while so I decided this […]