Apples and Pears Crumble

Today has been all about comfort food. I had some pears and apples that weren’t going to get eaten so thought it was about time I made my apples and pears crumble Its a traditional crumble, so named not just because its made with apples and pears but also because one hefty portion, served with…

Rice Pudding in a Pressureking Pro

The Dazzler requested a Pressure King Pro for his birthday as he likes stews and loves the idea of cooking them quickly. The Power of TV Informercials in the middle of the night obviously works!! When reading through the recipe book I was presently surprised (but not a little bit sceptical) that you could make…

Raspberry & chocolate brioche pudding

I saw this recipe on come dine with me and just had to try it (well the Dazzler just kept staring at me until I tried to make it). I had no idea where to get the recipe as it was an old episode so last night I raided google and my larder and made…

Chocolate and Raspberry tart

So I cannot take much of any credit for this recipe as it is totally inspired by Tom Kerridge’s Cheats chocolates tart but as I am rather lazy and NEED to feel that I have at least given a nod to healthy living I didn’t go the whole hog and caramelise my nuts or make coffee cream….

My mums Pavlova

Ive been making ice cream for a few weeks now and one of the side effects is an abundance of egg whites that are clogging up my freezer. Ive been wracking my brains on what to do with all these egg whites and then it hit me…Pavlova For as long as I can remember my…

Chocolate and Amaretti mousse with sour cherries – a dessert to die for

We’ve been invited over to a good friends place for a late Sunday lunch today and our contribution will be dessert.  Our host is a complete foodie and comes up with amazing meals every time we visit so we are under absolutely NO pressure to provide something decadent that will complement her cooking. I didn’t want to rely on my old…

My Apple and Cherry Crumble

It’s officially autumn. It looks like the end of the unseasonably warm weather and we are well into November so it’s time to break out the warming puds. I have some past their prime apples in the bowl and have even thinking of ways to avoid throwing them away. I’ve posted before about my plum…

My Pink Pavlova Heart

You will have to excuse me not posting this on Valentines day but we’ve both been a little loved up so this will be here for next year if you need it ;0) We had a Flabulous day! I took the day off , the Dazzler took me for a pub lunch and we had…

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…

Bumbleberry Crumble

Well it’s day 3 of our long weekend and we were suitably hungover on Friday and after a busy Saturday spent at the Brighton Food Festival (looking not eating) and this morning spent car-booting I thought I would go foraging for blackberries. I got a good haul, not enough for Jam but enough to combine…

My Sugar Free Tutti Fruity Jelly Surprise

What is it about Diabetes and Sugar Cravings? My whole life I’ve been a savoury person but since I’ve been told I cant have sugary stuff – its all I’ve wanted. So as I’m now back on the wagon I’ve been trying to come up with something that will manage my cravings but not send…

The BEST chocolate cheesecake I’ve EVER had

I was at a barbecue at the weekend and had THE BEST chocolate cheesecake I’ve ever eaten. So much so that I had to beg for the recipe. The best news is, I couldn’t believe how easy it was, so I had to share…. Ingredients The cake base… 1 pack of Chocolate Bourbon biscuits Melted…