fruit and nut flapjack

Fruit and Nut Flapjack

Often recipes claim that flapjacks are a healthy snack. This is a tad misleading. While they are packed with healthy oats, they are also a haven for vast quantities of butter and sugar. They have their place though. Their portability makes them a great snack to take on a day out walking or in the…

Yorkshire Parkin

One thing I always remember eating during autumn as a child was Yorkshire Parkin. Or just Parkin where I grew up in … er Yorkshire. These days, it is a particular favourite on Bonfire night, or Guy Fawkes night. Originally, Parkin was a celebratory cake eaten at winter festivals; a custom which probably originated with…

Millionaires Shortbread

In hindsight, this probably wasn’t the best thing to make for a picnic. Cut up, the caramel is deliciously sticky which is not only complicated to eat, but also to transport. Fortunately, I cut the pieces small enough to make them only a couple of bites, which is all you need really as it is…

Pecan Fudge Brownie

There really is nothing quite like a soft gooey brownie to give you the chocolate hit you need. It is the epitome of comfort, and if you can grab one while it is still a little warm … it’s heaven itself. There are pecans in this recipe, but they can easily be swapped out for…

Banana and Toffee Pecan Loaf

You know that way when you buy some bananas and they are a little green still, so you place them in a fruit bowl to ripen for a few  days. You return in a few days, only to discover you somehow skipped over that one day when they are perfect, and the skin is now…

Pumpkin and walnut bread

Pumpkin and Walnut Bread

I know that this is perhaps more of an autumn dessert, but I decided to make it this weekend because hubby was away at a thing, and I was at a loose end. Plus, I still had a couple of cans of pumpkin purée left from my last order. I confess I couldn’t wait for…