Magic Lemon and Syrup Pudding

This is my latest variation on the Magic Chocolate Pudding. I felt like a change (yes, even I can occasionally want something that isn’t chocolate!) and this fitted the bill perfectly. It’s just as easy as the original, still cooks in next to no time and tastes delicious. This version is delicious served with homemade […]

Gluten Free Damson and Almond Traybake

Our favourite traybake recipe has taken a very successful leap into the gluten free realm. The texture remains good, the flavour is excellent and the recipe remains as easy as ever!

You will need a standard roasting tray (mine is about 13″/34cm x 11½”/29cm), a measuring jug, a large mixing bowl and an electric hand whisk.

The […]

New Improved Chocolate Cheesecake

I always try to make necessity into an opportunity and a new version of this recipe came about because I can’t get hold of the Cremovita whippable soya cream any more. My suppliers tell me it’s been withdrawn. How true this is, I don’t know, but the fact remains that I can’t get hold of […]

Chocolate Cherry Delight

This is my favourite variation yet on the traybake recipe!

It started as just another experiment. It has become a new favourite and was devoured at the latest Parents’ Association cake sale. Of course, when you put chocolate and cherries together, you can’t go far wrong. This recipe has a delicious gooeyness which complements the flavours […]

Autumn Traybake

This is a variation on what has become one of our favourite recipes. The Damson and Almond traybake recipe just begs to be adapted and at this time of year, we’re enjoying both blackberry and apple versions. This is my latest apple one. The basics remain the same and, if you feel like it, you can […]

Chocolate Ganache

For a delicious (and very easy!) way to decorate a chocolate cake, this ganache-style covering is hard to beat. The quantities will vary, depending on the size of the cake, but the texture is the key…so, you have to taste it as you make it. Oh, such hardship!!

Recipe: Chocolate Ganache

Ingredients

2 bars Kinnerton’s chocolate
½ – 1 box […]

Easiest Ever Chocolate Cake

This has become my default cake recipe. It has to be the simplest cake ever to throw together. It is light, fluffy, delicious, easy….an absolute knockout! If you have never felt brave enough to try baking, this is a perfect way to start. You don’t have to do anything fancy and you’ll end up with […]

Un-baked chocolate cheesecake

This, I think, even surpasses my tiramisu recipe. It makes a stunning centrepiece for a dinner party, it feeds at least 12, and it’s so low-tech that I’ve even made it while camping. If you tend to be on holiday when a family celebration occurs and most people would go out and buy a cake, […]

Braised Pheasant

This is one for a cold autumn evening when you’ve been out on the hills. You can throw it in the oven in about 20 minutes and it’ll be ready an hour and a half later…plenty of time for a drink and a chat before dinner! I try to keep some pheasant thighs in the […]

Lorraine Pascale's cookie lollipops

This week’s Fast Fresh and Easy from Lorraine Pascale (BBC2 Tuesday 8.30pm) included a little munchy made from what looked like Oreos. The final thing ended up as a sweet treat looking like a tray of chocolate lollipops made from biscuits and chocolate spread, dipped in melted white chocolate and coated in hundreds and thousands. […]