Category Archives: Vanilla

Gym Bunny Pre- & Post-workout Treats

Summer is upon us and it’s time to hit the gym in preparation for bikini season. It’s always a struggle to get motivate to don my trainers and leave the comfort of tea and cake on the sofa in lieu

Gym Bunny Pre- & Post-workout Treats

Summer is upon us and it’s time to hit the gym in preparation for bikini season. It’s always a struggle to get motivate to don my trainers and leave the comfort of tea and cake on the sofa in lieu

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

I am beaming with pride this morning at the mastery with which I turned a couple of zip lock bags and a half broken piping bag into a duo-colour dream. Ye of little faith as ever, my mother forecast cupcake

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

I am beaming with pride this morning at the mastery with which I turned a couple of zip lock bags and a half broken piping bag into a duo-colour dream. Ye of little faith as ever, my mother forecast cupcake

Recipe: Mum’s Peanut Cookies

A big batch of buttery, nutty, chocolatey cookies are sometimes a necessity. Ingredients: 225g unsalted butter, softened 200g caster sugar 200g soft light brown sugar 2 eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 240g crunchy Organic peanut butter (use top quality stuff

Recipe: Mum’s Peanut Cookies

A big batch of buttery, nutty, chocolatey cookies are sometimes a necessity. Ingredients: 225g unsalted butter, softened 200g caster sugar 200g soft light brown sugar 2 eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 240g crunchy Organic peanut butter (use top quality stuff

Recipe: Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird cake is up there with my favourites. It’s bursting with tropical fruitiness, rich and buttery pecans, and sweet, smooth and cool frosting. I couldn’t help but go back for a second slice. Ingredients: For the cake: 200ml groundnut oil

Recipe: Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird cake is up there with my favourites. It’s bursting with tropical fruitiness, rich and buttery pecans, and sweet, smooth and cool frosting. I couldn’t help but go back for a second slice. Ingredients: For the cake: 200ml groundnut oil

Recipe: Raspberry and Fudge Marbled Brownies

Give your brownies a facelift for double the indulgent! (p.s. many apologies – the cream cheese recipe I used makes far too much so if you can find a better one, go forth and conquer! p.p.s. Post-bake, I decided that more fudge

Recipe: Raspberry and Fudge Marbled Brownies

Give your brownies a facelift for double the indulgent! (p.s. many apologies – the cream cheese recipe I used makes far too much so if you can find a better one, go forth and conquer! p.p.s. Post-bake, I decided that more fudge

Recipe: Amaretto Brownies

I first created these boozy brownies as a Christmas treat, perfect for a cold winter’s night. Seriously dark chocolate with a touch of christmas cranberry and almond. Bursts of tart cranberries in every bite liven up and lighten this very

Recipe: Amaretto Brownies

I first created these boozy brownies as a Christmas treat, perfect for a cold winter’s night. Seriously dark chocolate with a touch of christmas cranberry and almond. Bursts of tart cranberries in every bite liven up and lighten this very

Recipe: Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes with Rose Buttercream

I first tried turkish delight when I was in my early teens and I absolutely hated it. Like many people, I thought it tasted like soap. That being the case, you may wonder why I have chosen to use rose

Recipe: Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes with Rose Buttercream

I first tried turkish delight when I was in my early teens and I absolutely hated it. Like many people, I thought it tasted like soap. That being the case, you may wonder why I have chosen to use rose

Kicking off Spring with Butterfly Cakes

Butterfly cakes were the first cakes I made as a child. What little girl doesn’t love anything pink and sparkly? Even better when that thing is edible. Maybe these little treats will even entice some real butterflies into the garden.

Kicking off Spring with Butterfly Cakes

Butterfly cakes were the first cakes I made as a child. What little girl doesn’t love anything pink and sparkly? Even better when that thing is edible. Maybe these little treats will even entice some real butterflies into the garden.

Recipe: Mulled Wine Poached Pear Trifle

A christmas twist on a traditional English dessert with sweet pears infused with spiced red wine. Ingredients: 3 ripe pears 2 cups mulled wine vanilla madeira/pound cake, sliced vanilla custard 200ml double cream *you will need an 10-12″ trifle dish

Recipe: Mulled Wine Poached Pear Trifle

A christmas twist on a traditional English dessert with sweet pears infused with spiced red wine. Ingredients: 3 ripe pears 2 cups mulled wine vanilla madeira/pound cake, sliced vanilla custard 200ml double cream *you will need an 10-12″ trifle dish

Recipe: Cranberry, Ginger and White Chocolate Sandwich Biscuits

Crumbly, yet slightly soft biscuits bursting with fruity cranberries and piquant ginger bits, sandwiched together with creamy white chocolate. So good, you’ll be plunging your hand into the biscuit tin for a second! Ingredients: 170g caster sugar 140g salted butter,

Recipe: Cranberry, Ginger and White Chocolate Sandwich Biscuits

Crumbly, yet slightly soft biscuits bursting with fruity cranberries and piquant ginger bits, sandwiched together with creamy white chocolate. So good, you’ll be plunging your hand into the biscuit tin for a second! Ingredients: 170g caster sugar 140g salted butter,