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!”

2 Snacks To Make And Munch Watching The Football

♥ Mushroom Masala Egg Muffins
♥ Banana Nut Bites 

How to make simple vegan banana nut bites.

Moreish Mushroom Masala Egg Muffin recipe and full details of these super snacks follow. Continue reading “2 Snacks To Make And Munch Watching The Football”

3 Brilliant Baked Breakfasts (No Baked Beans Though)

♥ Cheese and Onion Egg Toast
♥ Apple Dutch Baby Pancake
♥ Red Pepper and Mushroom Dutch Baby Pancake

How to make Dutch baby apple pancakes.  No flipping skills required.

Full details and recipes of all three indulgent baked breakfasts follow. Continue reading “3 Brilliant Baked Breakfasts (No Baked Beans Though)”