Gooey Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

Makes about 20 cookies I love relief teaching and have embraced the spontaneity of waking up each morning and wondering if I'll be called into work or not. The only thing I don't like is that it's [Read More]

Chocolate Fudge Cake

Serves 12 This cake has real chocolate both in the cake and the icing, so in my opinion, that makes it twice as nice! This cake will always have a special place in my heart (and my tummy) because [Read More]

Donna Hay’s Lemon Yoghurt Cake

Serves 10-12 What do you do when life gives you lemons? I make lemon cake. When I was back in the mother country recently, we had an excess of both yoghurt and lemons so making this cake was the [Read More]

Nigella’s Buttermilk Birthday Cake

I think it was Julia Childs who said "a birthday party without cake is just a meeting" and how right she was! I've always been a big fan of birthdays, whether it be my own or someone else's and [Read More]

Bill’s Vanilla Whipped Buttercream

I've been fan girling over Bill Grainger for years and this has to be my favourite Bill recipe - it makes perfect buttercream every single time! I first gave it a go when I made Bill's Cake for a [Read More]

Apricot and Amaretti Cake

Serves 8 generously Now that I'm a wannabe minimalist, I might be less about the gift giving but I'm all about the fuss making, and more to the point, cake making because as Julia Childs once said [Read More]

Nigella’s Rainy Day Biscuits

Makes about 24 (depending on size of your cutters) I love Nigella for so many reasons, and one of them is that she collects cookie cutters, as do I. I haven't counted how many I've got but let's [Read More]

Nigella’s Baklava Muffins

Makes 12 Hooray for Nigella and these marvellous muffins! I know the idea of a baklava muffin is mad... but make them, and you’ll be glad! It’s a multi-texture tasty delight; crunchy, gooey, sticky [Read More]

Cousin Lucy’s Fantastic Flapjacks

  Makes 12 Everyone loves Lucy! Especially me (and not just because she's my cousin!) As you can see from this picture, I've been loving her since she was born in 1981. Everyone [Read More]