This is one of my all time absolute favourites, for whenever you may need chocolate cake in a hurry. I use it for last minute bake sales, coffee mornings and of course, the annual summer fête that always comes around way sooner than I am prepared for. Much like Christmas, birthdays and most other annual things to be honest. This ...

A galette is a flat, free-form (no special tray needed) pie or tart that can be made sweet or savoury. They usually have very simple fillings, and don’t require any fancy bakeware. Our Cherry Cream Cheese Galette is not too sweet. I don’t like overly sweet desserts so didn’t use a lot of sugar. If you prefer more sweetness, you ...

Making your own pizza dough is super easy! Plus when you make pizza dough from scratch, pizza is one of the cheapest meals you can make. It’s freezer-friendly so you can always have some in your freezer, ready to defrost whenever you feel like it. If you’re planning to freeze it, once you’re finished kneading the pizza dough, roll it ...

Looking for what to do with those ripe bananas you’ve got sitting around? How about these Double Chocolate Banana Muffins? I think they’re the perfect treat that I can keep in my freezer for super busy mornings when we’re rushing out the door! Be sure to use over ripe bananas to make this recipe. Over ripe bananas are sweeter and ...

You ever have one of those days where you just need some cake? To be honest I never used to be much of a fan of mug cakes because most of the ones I made had a weird texture. They ultimately ended up being something not very appealing. That was until this one of course!  The  “I Need Cake” Mug ...

These marinated Mushroom & Stilton Burgers are a great option for vegetarians. They have a deep savoury flavour, that is really maximised by the added stilton and baby spinach. The best bit is that they’re so quick to rustle up and are a fantastic economical alternative to meat too!   Preparation Time 5 mins Cooking Time 10 mins Marinate Time ...

This is one of my absolute favourites! I must make these noodles at least once a week. They’re so simple, and delicious. Plus they’re ridiculously cheap and I haven’t craved takeout in so long because these hit the spot so well. It helps that you can also put them together quicker than it would take for takeaway noodles to even ...

Eggnog is a traditionally offering at Christmas time. This How to Make Christmas Eggnog version is alcohol rich for the adults in the crowd. This recipe makes a large amount, perfect for an open house party. Feel free to cut the recipe in half. You can buy the store bought kind, but this holiday season, I say let’s skip the ...

Feeling under the weather? Kick that cold or flu to the curb with the ultimate immune-boosting soup. And the bonus of making it at home is that it’s also incredibly easy to customize to your taste.  Like it extra hot?  Add in more chili garlic sauce.  Like it extra sour?  Add in more rice wine vinegar.  Like it vegetarian?  Make ...

Ingredients   6 parsnips, peeled, halved lengthwise12 thin carrots, peeled, greens trimmed but not removed3 garlic cloves4 slices bacon, each cut into 4 pieces10 sprigs fresh thyme60ml pure maple syrup2 tsp wholegrain mustardCoarse salt and freshly ground pepper Method Preheat oven to 220°C, with rack in lower third. Place parsnips, garlic, carrots, bacon, and thyme in a single layer on ...

These scrumptious cookies are just the thing for afternoon tea. This is a super delicious make ahead chocolate orange cookie recipe that’s great for freezing. Just freeze divided mixture on a baking tray in the freezer. Once frozen, place in ziplock dated bags and you’ll always have homemade Chocolate Orange Cookies to hand. whenever you fancy them! I always need ...

Makes 24 Biscuits This is the easiest recipe for shortbread you’ll find. The delicious, crumbly biscuit Shortbread is a treat that can be enjoyed either on its own or with a warm drink. Try making these easy, buttery biscuits as homemade Christmas presents, with chocolate chips worked into the dough. Preparation Time: 5 minsCooking Time: 30 minsTotal Time: 35 mins ...