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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

It's Hot Cross Bun Time!

Hot cross buns, fresh from the oven are among my favourite things to eat. Today I shall be making a batch with my children ready for tomorrow. You can make them in two ways. Last year I put up my quick version using a bread machine. I intend making some of these this morning so […]

Cherry Oat Munchies

These make a great alternative to a slice of cake in a lunchbox. They taste delicious and the oats mean that they’re good for slow release energy to get you through the afternoon. They’re quick and easy to make, they keep for about a week in an airtight box: can’t ask more than that!

Recipe: Cherry […]

Viennese Fingers

These are easy to make and taste DIVINE! They melt in the mouth and they make great presents for teachers at the end of term. You can put a handful in a little cellophane bag, tie it up with some gift ribbon and voilà, one individual present at less cost than a box of chocs […]

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 make  themselves. Commercial cereal bars frequently have a great deal of sugar in […]