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. […]

Damson and Almond Traybake

You have got to try this!!

This cake is SO delicious that it really ought to be harder to make than it is: it vanishes like the proverbial snow off a hedge! I’ve made it for cake sales at school and for functions when cakes are expected and it’s gone down a storm every time. It […]

Cinnamon Sunflower Cake

This makes a very useful re-fueller for hungry children coming out of school, or as a lunchbox item. It has crunch without nuts, making it suitable even for schools which are nut-free. I cut it into squares as it is a deep cake. It stores well in an airtight box and freezes well too.

You will […]

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 […]

Lunchbox Treats: Muesli Currant Bars

Happy New Year everybody! Now that we’re all back into termtime and having to fill lunchboxes again, I thought a quick and easy traybake might go down well. My two love these and they’re easy enough for children to be able to makeĀ  themselves. Commercial cereal bars frequently have a great deal of sugar in […]

High-speed Tiramisu

This is the version you make when you need a dessert which you can throw together then stuff in the fridge and forget about overnight until you need it! It still tastes good and, just like the original, it matures over a day or two in the fridge. This version requires no cooking at all! […]

Chocolate Scrumble

This is a delicious and really easy pud for a party. It’s loosely based on Eton mess – with the emphasis on loosely! This travels well before it’s assembled, so it works very well as a dessert to take to a party.

Recipe: Chocolate Scrumble

Ingredients

1 quantity of chocolate sauce (see previous recipe)
4 meringues (you can use […]

Super-delicious chocolatey sauce

This really is unbelievably easy and absolutely delicious. It is a crucial ingredient in the next recipe for my take on Eton Mess. (Yes, I know the original doesn’t have any chocolate in it, but this is good and tons better than soya cream.)

Recipe: Super-delicious chocolate sauce

Ingredients

2 bars of Kinnerton’s chocolate (I know it isn’t […]

Spiced Banana Bread

This is a great lunchbox cake, but it also looks good on a tea table with lemon icing drizzled over it. If you don’t particularly like the texture of banana cake, this one should suit you because the proportion of banana to other things is quite low. It’s a lovely fruit cake and it’s very […]