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 My suppliers tell me it’s been withdrawn.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 […]

Choices Chocolates - Yummm!

These have to be the most delicious commercial dairy-free chocolates I’ve come across. Choices make a caramel-filled chocolates which Sainsbury’s sell. I haven’t found them anywhere else in this country, though they may be available in stores in Ireland where they’re made by a company called Celtic Chocolates.

The chocolates aren’t cheap at £3.99 a packet, […]

Sainsbury's FreeFrom Easter Eggs

Once again, Sainsbury’s have brought out their own brand easter eggs for their FreeFrom range. These eggs are large, prettily wrapped in spring-like daffodil yellow cellophane and have no box. They’re really a grown-up egg, rather than a kids’ one and are made from dark chocolate with a good flavour and definite “mouth appeal”! At […]

Kinnerton's Dairy-free Easter Eggs!!

Look what I found in Tesco a couple of days ago!! A large dairy-free easter egg from Kinnerton’s. It’s an adult look in style, with a bar of the usual Kinnerton’s dairy-free chocolate in the box too. At last a company that recognises that not all dairy-free people are under 5 years old! According to […]

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, […]

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. […]

Magic Chocolate Pudding

This is what you need when friends come back with you unexpectedly and end up staying for a meal. It cooks in three minutes (… yes, you did read that correctly!) and is absolutely delicious served warm with my patent chocolate sauce and a scoop of Swedish Glace icecream.

You will need a mixing bowl, a […]