Strawberry Scones

The sun’s out and I feel inspired and buzzing with fresh ideas. There really isn’t anything like the end of Winter to make me feel ready to attack the spring and summer with gusto – it’s amazing what a bit of warmth and sunlight can do! We had a lovely trip to see the sea…

Strawberry Creams

One thing Little S dreams of but has never been able to indulge in is a box of chocolates. A pretty box filled with an array of beautiful chocolates with delicious fillings… well, who wouldn’t want such a thing? So I’m on a mission to make one for her birthday as a little surprise (Shhhh!)…

Stunning strawberry cupcakes

This autumn term has reintroduced Thursday bake day into my life, the day when I bake goodies for the girls to take into school to share with their friends. You may think that I’m way over the top baking goodies each week (unless it’s someone’s birthday and they’re bringing in homemade treats) but I think it’s…

Chocolate and strawberry cake

I haven’t made a proper cake for ages – somehow it always seems more convenient to make cupcakes, but every now and then you can’t beat the visual appeal of a stunning centrepiece cake. I had intended on making a usual chocolate layer cake for the girls and their friends, but the sad slightly squishy strawberries…

Mixed Berry and Elderflower Ice Lollies

I’ve mentioned before the problems we have in buying ice lollies. Some own brand supermarket options are OK for us, but on the whole we can rarely buy ice lollies from ice cream vans or shops, due to them possibly containing nut or milk traces. This can be particularly painful on sticky hot days, especially…

Strawberry Ripple Egg-free Meringues

I haven’t rolled out my egg-free meringue recipe for quite a while, but having seen a bag of beautiful blackcurrant meringues in the Ottolenghi window display the other day, I thought I’d do a fruity meringue too. These pretty pink mini-meringues are flavoured with freeze-dried strawberries, ground to a pink dust. The flavour is intensely ‘strawberry’….

Strawberry and Rose Chocolate Discs

I think most people love a luxury chocolate some time or another, but with a dairy and nut-free diet they can be hard to come by. A restricted diet shouldn’t mean plain foods and no luxuries. The solution, as usual, is to make your own! And really it only takes minutes to do. Big S…

Strawberry Thumbprints

So the strawberry recipes keep coming. Chocolate and strawberry is a tried and tested combination as everyone knows, and I had a feeling that chocolate biscuits studded with strawberries would look rather pretty. These are classic chocolate thumbprints with the addition of a half strawberry on top, rather than the usual dollop of jam. Cooking…

Strawberry Scones

Early summer in England is all about the strawberries and what goes better with strawberries than scones? Here’s a simple variation on a scone recipe. Adding strawberries gives the scones a real summery vibe, and makes me think of sitting on immaculate English lawns. They’re a big craggy and rustic – as scones should be,…

Strawberry Torte

June is peak British strawberry season, and it’s easy to over-buy, they are so sweet, perfumed and tempting! This often results in bowlfuls of slightly tired, past their best berries unless you use them up fast. So the challenge was on to find a recipe that could use up loads of possibly overripe strawberries. I…