Lime and lemon drizzle cake

Lime and Lemon Drizzle Cake

This weekend, I was due to have family come over for Sunday dinner. My step-father is a fan of citrus desserts, as am I; Lemon Meringue being one of his favourites. I thought I would make something that everyone would enjoy, but that wasn’t too fussy as I had other things to do for dinner….

Cinnamon and Plum Cake

Cinnamon and Plum Cake

Despite the colder turn the weather has taken, my garden is still producing. I picked some Victoria plums last week while they were still green and under ripe. The reason is, if I wait for them to ripen on the branch, then the bugs and birds will have had a nibble. Picking them under ripe,…

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Pudding

I can’t describe how pleased I was when my local Tescos started stocking cans of pumpkin puree. Previously, I had had to rely on expensive import sites or Amazon. You can, of course, make your own pumpkin puree if you can’t get the canned stuff. Any squash, even Butternut, could be used for this recipe….

Dairy-free Chocolate Layer Cake

It was my mum’s birthday recently and she has a lactose intolerance. She loves her cake, and prior to her allergies, a lover of chocolate. I wanted to make her a cake, and it had to be chocolate. An American friend of mine passed me a recipe that used oil as the fat, and had…

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Layer Cake

As I have done in previous years, I went to visit family and of course took dessert. As it was Easter, a chocolate themed cake seemed appropriate, but I wanted to add peanut butter into the mix. One, because I love peanut butter, but also because I think of the many various flavour combinations out…

Vanilla Petit Fours

I reviewed the recipe book The Petit Four Cookbook by Brooks Coulson Nguyen this weekend. In case you didn’t already know, petit four is French for ‘little oven’, and is used to describe small bite-sized cakes. I confess, as much as I like to eat these, I had never attempted them before so it was…