Summer Berry Sponge

This is light as air and fat free – my ‘go to’ cake when a cream and fruit sponge is called for (which is surprisingly often).

Everything yummy (Chocolate-Chilli-Caramel-Nut) Tart

I’m often asked whether I prefer cooking or baking and until I started this blog, I’d have said it was about half and half. However, a quick count of the ‘sweet’ recipes on here would suggest I tend a little more towards baking. This one’s a bit of a special dessert. Think of all the…

Best Ever Apple Tart

It’s apple season and so, faced with a bounty of windfalls this last week or two, I’ve been finding (welcome) excuses to make dishes using apples. Apple crumble is a big favourite in our house, but I think a homemade apple tart with lovely short pastry and plenty of cinnamon-spiced filling is hard to beat….

Rescue Plan for a Stale Tiger Loaf

Pretty much every weekend I buy a loaf of Tiger Bread from my local supermarket giant. It generally doesn’t last too long with two teenage boys around who think any slice thinner than the Oxford English Dictionary is a sign that rationing’s been brought back into force. If, however we get to Sunday morning and…

The Ultimate Spiced Cappuccino Brownies

I love a good brownie, but until I discovered and tweaked this recipe, I’d never been able to make one I was happy with. They were always too dry or crumbly and never gooey enough. Not so with these bad boys. They are gooey, rich and chocolately and the added spices give them a perfect…

Baked Vanilla Cheesecake with Caramelised Apples

Serves 12  |  470 cals per serving  |  45 mins + 60 mins cooking + overnight chilling Youngest son loves baked cheesecakes – I find them a bit heavy usually, but this one is pretty light and very tasty. I especially love the nuttiness of the crust on this one. The caramelised apples on top…