Monday, 19 October 2020

Shiny Chocolate Sauce

Dairy Free Chocolate Sauce

This is my go to recipe for chocolate sauce! I make no other, this is the sauce I use exclusively in our home for ice-cream, profiteroles, brownies, drizzling over cakes, cheesecakes and as a fruit dip......really I could go on an on. I can make up a batch at a moments notice because it's so easy to throw together. What's better is it keeps in a airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days and it's dairy free. 

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings


Spicy Chicken wings Recipe

On the run up to our total lockdown in the March I was buying catering sized bags of spicy chicken wings to keep in the freezer as an easy starter, they were absolutely delicious! They were so good that I was buying two or three bags at a time. Then the dreaded lockdown came and suddenly they were harder to get, much like the shortage of eggs and strong flour it was getting more and more difficult to find them. This was my opportunity to find a recipe that replicated the sweet and sticky charred wings that we had really relished. 

I tried a lot of recipes in the search of the perfect replica and I eventually landed on this one. It would be an understatement to say that we love these chicken wings, sticky and spicy with the zing of lime! This is an easy recipe to double and it takes no time at all to put together, the perfect comfort food to take your mind off the frenetic world outside.  

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Mary Berry's Black Forest Gâteau


Black Forest Cake by Mary Berry, Recipe on

So you know how it is, it's a dreary Wednesday afternoon, it's drizzling and a bit chilly so you decide that the very thing to cheer you would be a large slice of cake....even better a large slice of homemade cake! 

Just me then? Oh well that's how it happened, I was on Instagram chatting as you do and I spied this beautiful cake and upon further investigation my friend told me that it was Mary Berry's recipe. That's all I needed to hear! 

So a little background information, I had been on the lookout for a recipes that required cherries because there was a bag of frozen cherries languishing at the bottom of my chest freezer waiting for the day when I would actually use them (were originally bought for a smoothies but that didn't pan out) so here was my moment and what better and recipe that I knew was going to work out perfectly. I have made some small changes but you're free to check out the original recipe in the link below. 

Saturday, 18 April 2020

3D Terminator Cake Tutorial

Hand carved Terminator T800 Skull Birthday Cake, step by step photographic instructions at my blog

Do you recognise the movie? It's famous "I'll be back" catch phrase and "nice night for a walk eh" from a very young Bill Paxton with his pink spiky mohican hair. Who could forget Terminator 1, you know it is 36 years old!! To me it was amazing at the time, how did they get the endoskeleton to walk around that steel works...magic, witchcraft even. 

It still is one of my favourite movies and head and shoulders above all of the other Terminator franchise movies (with the exception of Terminator 2, I love it too). 

So here is my homage to the famous Arnold Schwarzenegger T800 Cybernetic Organism. 

Thursday, 16 April 2020

4 Tasty Quarantine Meals

These four meals have served me very well over the years and if you are looking for some quarantine cooking inspiration then read on. I have cooked these meals too many times to count, they are the perfect spring/autumn recipes when it is still cool and a heart warming meal is just the ticket!

Saturday, 11 April 2020

4 Recipes using Condensed Milk

There is a lot to be said for loosing yourself in the kitchen for a couple of hours and for me there is nothing better than turning out beautiful tasting recipes the easiest way possible.