Mexican Chocolate Earthquake Cookies

I love these cookies – they’re rich, chocolaty, soft and scrumptious! I had a brief time before having children when I wanted to start a cookie business and back then these were some of my absolute favourites. It does sometimes surprise me which recipes are most popular on my blog. Out of the 500+ recipes,…

Chocolate Easter Biscuits

So, with the lack of actual Easter Eggs in this house I decided to make some chocolate biscuits in the shape of eggs. I didn’t have a relevant cookie cutter so made do with cutting round a cardboard cutout, hence the rough outline. They’re more or less a basic chocolate biscuit some sprayed with edible…

Coconut Straws

This is a cobbled together recipe, using store cupboard ingredients, and it worked an absolute treat – I’ve already been asked for the recipe by my helpful tasters!! If you like coconut definitely give this a go… they’re reminiscent of cheese straws but sweet coconut instead (sounds weird, right?). I reckon they’d go brilliantly with…

Hearty Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here’s a chocolate chip cookie recipe that robust, soft, cakey and a little more substantial than your delicate cookie. They travel brilliantly so are much more suited to a picnic/journey than your usual version, and keep for much longer. I think they make a great, never-fail speedy recipe should you have kids coming over to…

Vanilla Thins

For a dairy-free cookie these are remarkably ‘buttery’ and are perfect for cutting into any shape and even icing. I made them for little S to take into school in a flower shape as it’s spring… they went down very well. I reckon these could take any flavour instead of the vanilla – just substitute…

Chocolate Marble Cake

I seem to be on a bit of a chocolate theme at the moment….. maybe it’s the approach of Easter? Anyway, I needed a quick cake to take over to the girls’ Grandmother (who had their beloved cousin staying) and this was perfect to cobble together at the last minute. It’s not too sweet, light…

Lucky Clover Cookies

It may still be March, but the weather today looks perfect for a trip to the beach. As I’ve mentioned before, picnics are very hard if you are egg/dairy/nut-free. It’ll be sandwiches, crisps, vegetable sticks, fruit and these cookies I made last night. They’re chocolate and orange and hopefully will stand up to the journey…….

Rocky Brownies

What a morning! We’re looking after our neighbour’s cat Rocky while they’re away on holiday. He’s old and spends a lot of time outside…. but this morning he has been savaged by a dog. The poor thing has now dragged himself into a very small gap between two houses and there is no way we…

Almond Scones

Have you ever been to Food for Thought? This vegetarian restaurant, based in London’s Covent Garden, has been there forever and everyday has a long queue out the door with hungry diners keen to get their plates of goodness. While it can by no means be classed a fine dining restaurant (the vibe is far more…

Dairy-free dauphinoise

Mmmm, potato dauphinoise is one truly delightful potato dish. While this is by no means as creamy, unctuous and rich as the dairy version (I like Hugh Fearnley Wittingstall’s) it’s a good substitute if you’re dairy-free. The oat milk cream gives a soft, ‘creamy’ richness and it certainly fills the spot of a dinner party-worthy…