Stir it up Sunday – Christmas cake AND Pudding

Today is Stir It Up Sunday. What is Stir it up Sunday I hear you cry?  From what ive found out it is a victorian tradition which gets the whole family involved in making your festive pudding for christmas day.  Traditionally, families gather together  to mix and steam their Christmas pudding and this is how children…

Pimped up Chocolate Cornflake cakes

simple yet delicious pimped up cornflake cakes, with marshmallows, honeycomb and dried fruit

My almost Hungarian cherry cake

Today is a very special day in our office. We are holding our first coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research and im very excited. We decorated the office last evening and I then went home to commence baking. After several requests I made my infamous Chocolate fudge cake but I also wanted to try something new…

My mini cherry chocolate tarts

I’ve been too busy to post much this year which is not only unforgivable but quite remiss of me as I’ve been enjoying more than my fair share of really great food. So here I am at silly o’clock in the morning banging out a blog post after the most wonderful night of baking with…

Nigella’s Flabulous Easter cake

Later this week sees a visit from our wonderful Niece and Nephew (not to mention their Flabulous Mum) and as it’s Easter I want to make a special cake for us to tuck into whilst they are here. It would be oh too easy to roll out my usual chocolate fudge cake but as I…

Fruity Nutty Flapjack Brittle

Last week was a tough old week and on Sunday, we were both worse for wear, The Dazzler is coming off cigarettes with eCigs and is finding it challenging and generally the mood was not good. I made a pot of my leek and potato soup with added bacon but we were still without niceness…

My Chocamocharetti Cake

Picture this, a wheat free, chocolate, almond and coffee flavoured moist ‘cake’ that melts in your mouth and goes perfectly with a morning coffee or with a glass of milk. How did this come about I ask yourselves? Well I was spring cleaning my cupboards and came up with some ground almonds, a load of…

Walnut and mixed fruit oatmeal cookies

There are times when only something sweet will do, and one of those times is today, as I’m hungover and the Dazzler isn’t feeling fantastic. I’ve already got the bread rising so thought I’d use the heating up the oven time to make cookies and had a root around in cupboards to use up some…

My Victoria Sandwich post

I thought I would try baking something I’ve yet to try…. The Humble Victoria Sandwich As championed by everyone from Mary Berry to Delia Smith and every other chef worth their salt. (Even Nigella tweeted a pic of one the other day!!) Why, no doubt you are asking, have I never tried this before? After…