Homemade Jaffa Cakes


Jaffa Cakes have always been a particular weakness of mine. When I was younger I could easily eat a whole packet in one go. Of course back then I could eat whatever I wanted and still be a size 8. How I wish I’d appreciated my teenage metabolism, now I just have to think of […]

Chocolate Tiramisu

Chocolate Tiramisu- A Cookbook Collection

  Or to give it it’s full title, Chocolate Baileys and Rum Tiramisu. I’m fairly sure Italian food purists are aghast at this tinkering with such a recipe, but Tiramisu is a relatively recent invention so I might get away with it. However, strange as it seems coming from someone who doesn’t function before their […]

Pomegranate and Raspberry Trifle

Pomegranate and Raspberry Trifle- A Cookbook Collection

Sherry Trifle and Christmas go hand in hand in my home. I remember every Christmas Eve as a child watching my mother make the trifle. Trifles sponges soaked, and I mean soaked, in sherry put into the special trifle bowl, jelly poured over and a tin of fruit. The sponge sort of disintegrated into the […]

Apple Tarte Tatin

Apple Tarte Tatin- A Cookbook Collection

This is another of those posts that has been planned for months and then forgotten about. I planned to be all organised and seasonal and post a recipe using apples in September but only remembered this Apple Tarte Tatin was in my drafts last weekend! Anyway, better late than never.

My Favourite Chocolate Cake

My Ultimate Chocolate Cake - A Cookbook Collection

I’ve been sitting on this recipe for quite a while. I’m not sure why, probably because I usually make it for an occasion and it doesn’t look great to arrive to someone’s house with a cake that has already been cut! So today I’m making it for a selfish special occasion, I’m off work and […]