Peppermint Vegan Meringue Melts

 Peppermint Vegan Meringue Melts

I’ve been itching to try out egg free meringue for ages.  I first heard about the phenomenon after seeing an Instagram post claiming a photograph of brightly coloured orange and pink meringue kisses, plump and beautiful, were completely vegan.

Vegan?! Meringue without egg white? But how was this possible? What could it be made of?  I was instantly intrigued. Continue reading “Peppermint Vegan Meringue Melts”

My perfect banana bread

 Oat, Yoghurt and Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I have tried endless recipes for banana bread.  Some healthy, some not so much. Some have turned out dry and some superbly moist.

Banana bread

This recipe has been created by including all the best things I love about those banana breads and replacing the not so good things with different techniques. Continue reading “My perfect banana bread”

An all round biscuit for any occassion

♥ All Butter Biscuits with a Coconut Crust

Classic, elegant and simple.  These little biscuits are great for any time and any occasion.  A modest and easy recipe with melt in your mouth results.

All Butter Biscuits with a Coconut Crust

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Pizza Without the Guilt

♥ Courgette Pizza Boats

September.  And it is still so hot here in Dubai.

As a result, I have been looking for light and nutritious options to eat especially after the indulgent summer holidays!  The main mission, however, is not wanting to give up on fun and flavour.

Courgette Pizza Boats

These loaded courgette boats have all the taste of pizza without the carb overload and bloated feeling afterwards.

The firm texture of courgette provides the perfect vessel for tasty baked tomato sauce and tangy melted cheese.  Gluten-free, delicious and a great way to get extra vegetables in your diet.  Brilliant!

Courgette Pizza Boats
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A Party Treat for the Closing Party of Summer

♥ Snickers Surprise Cookies

It’s come to the end of summer and I thought I would end it on a sweet, chocolately high.  I promise this will be the last of the naughty bakes… for a little while at least.

snickers cookies

With the children back at school and holiday blues kicking in, I think we all deserve that last treat to celebrate the summer. Continue reading “A Party Treat for the Closing Party of Summer”

Little mini chocolate treats for the little mini people

♥ Chocolate Fairy Cakes

This week, a chocolatey treat.  A very popular choice with the children!

chocolate fairy cakes

This was the result when my niece and nephew came to stay and were adamant to bake something with chocolate.

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A Buttery Jammy Simple Snack

♥ Jammy Biscuits

These yummy little numbers are a great way to treat the kids, not only for eating but having them help with the baking too.

With simple staple ingredients and only 15 minutes baking time, these biscuits are a wonderful idea for an unplanned activity if you’re at home with the children this summer.

jam biscuits

Buttery, flaky, crisp and sweet. Continue reading “A Buttery Jammy Simple Snack”

The Basics of Sweet Pastry from Brussels

Dark and White Chocolate Tart

chocolate tart

With only a tablespoon of added sugar this eggless tart has to be the best way to show off the true flavours and texture of good chocolate.
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A swiss roll with a caffeine hit!

 Coffee and Walnut Swiss Roll

This classic combination of sweet coffee and crunchy walnut is an all round favourite cake flavour in my family.

Thin coffee sponge wrapped in whipped fresh cream instead of rich buttercream makes this cake light and perfect for tea time or an after dinner dessert.

Oh and I should mention it only takes 15 minutes to bake!

I am really starting to enjoy making these quick videos.  I hope you enjoy this one!  Full recipe details follow. Continue reading “A swiss roll with a caffeine hit!”

The quickest way to keep summer berries tasting fresh until winter!

♥ Strawberry Rhubarb and Ginger Jam

How to bake quick and easy soft set jam.  Enjoy it over plain yoghurt, ice cream, sponge cake, scones or bread for a lovely treat at anytime.  Full recipe and details follow. Continue reading “The quickest way to keep summer berries tasting fresh until winter!”