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Recipes, Tarts & Pastries / 13.05.2022

Today is a glorious day - it is Apple Pie Day! I've teamed up with Dutoit Agri to host an Apple Pie Bake-along this evening, where I will use their Golden Delicious apples to make my favourite apple pie recipe live on Instagram. The Dutoit family have been farming fruit for over 120 years, and now harvest over 130 000 tons of apples every year! They currently produce 13 different apple varietals, each one with it's own unique characteristics, and have a few more exciting varietals in development (including an apple with red flesh!). I chose Golden Delicious apples for...

Breakfast & Brunch, Recipes / 05.05.2022

Custard Yoghurt Toast went viral on TikTok earlier this year, and although I'm a bit late to the party I'm so glad I tried it out! It's made with a few basic ingredients - bread, double cream yoghurt, egg and honey and takes just 10 minutes to whip up. Whether you enjoy it for breakfast, dessert or an anytime snack, you're going to love the creamy custardy texture combined with the crunchy toast - yum!The traditional version features a vanilla custard topped with berries (usually strawberries) but I've developed a chocolate and almond version too. I'd love to know if...

Breakfast & Brunch, Recipes / 30.04.2022

Nothing says "weekend" like a long, lazy brunch. Preferably something indulgent, enjoyed with family and friends at a leisurely pace. And what could be more fun than a customisable brunch where each person can make their own personal favourite waffle stack? I love making waffles for brunch, because a) who doesn't love waffles, and b) they can be made in advance! Yes that's right, you can make your waffles days (or even weeks) in advance and freeze them, then simply pop them in the toaster to heat (no need to defrost first). To create this beautiful DIY waffle platter,...

Biscuits & Cookies, Desserts, Recipes / 15.04.2022

These easy Nutella Cheesecake-filled Easter eggs are the perfect centrepiece for your Easter table. They look absolutely stunning and will satisfy even the most serious chocolate craving! They're made by filling Easter egg halves with an Oreo crumb and rich Nutella cheesecake filling. Decorate them with a drizzle of ganache and a variety of Easter eggs and you have yourself a seriously indulgent showstopper of a dessert! These cheesecakes can be made in advance up to the decorating, which I prefer to do just before serving. That's because candy-coated eggs pick up moisture in the fridge which causes them to...

Muffins & Buns, Recipes / 13.04.2022

If you’re in the mood to indulge this Easter, these Triple Chocolate Pull-apart Hot Cross Buns are just the ticket! Baked in a round cake tin to form the perfect pull-apart treat - simply place on your Easter table for everyone to help themselves and share.I’ve replaced the raisins with chocolate chunks (milk, dark AND white chocolate!), and also added some cocoa to the dough for some extra chocolate flavour. As if that wasn’t enough decadence, the crosses on top are made of white chocolate too! I added a bit of zesty candied citrus peel to balance out all that...

Biscuits & Cookies, Recipes / 22.02.2022

I’m a chocolate chip cookie girl, through and through. If faced with the choice between a slice of cake (literally any cake) and a chocolate chip cookie, I’ll take the cookie. Ditto for brownies. In fact I’d choose a chocolate chip cookie over almost any treat! My tried and trusted chocolate chip cookie recipe is the first cookie that I learnt to bake back when I was a teenager, and I still make it more often than any other recipe.That is until I tasted these cinnamon roll cookies. I feel its too early to say they have taken the number...

Brownies & Bars, Recipes / 08.02.2022

I’ve long since been a fan of Millionaires Shortbread. If you’ve never had this decadent treat, it’s made up of crisp shortbread, a gooey caramel layer and finally a layer of chocolate. Very rich indeed, which is probably how it got its name! As if this treat wasn't tempting enough, I’ve made my own version with dark, milk and white chocolate on top. This looks incredibly impressive, but is simple to achieve with nothing more than a skewer. Plus, you don’t need a sugar thermometer to make the easy caramel layer, just plenty of Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter for that perfect...

Uncategorized / 04.02.2022

If you love cheesecake and love banoffee pie, this one is for you!This Banoffee Cheesecake has everything you want from a classic Banoffee Pie, but is not quite as sweet  - making it a great grown-up dessert for your next celebration!Banoffee pie is one of my favourite easy desserts when I need a crowd-pleaser in a hurry. Admittedly this cheesecake version requires is a little more effort, however, the end result is quite breath-taking! With a buttery biscuit crust, creamy caramel cheesecake filling, toffee banana topping and clouds of whipped cream, each bite delivers a delightful combination of flavours and textures. To...

Brownies & Bars, Recipes / 02.02.2022

These Triple Chocolate Brownie Hearts are the perfect sweet treat to spoil your loved ones with this Valentine's Day. Not only are they absolutely delicious (I've yet to find anyone who can stop at just one!), the recipe is easy enough to make with the kids - they'll simply love decorating them! This is my go-to brownie recipe - soft and fudgy, with a rich cocoa flavour. For a little extra indulgence I've added white, milk and dark chocolate chunks too. Because why not?Creating the pretty heart shapes requires nothing more than a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Admittedly you'll have a...

Desserts, Ice Cream & Frozen Delights, Recipes / 16.12.2021

These snowy Rocky Road Ice Cream Trees are the perfect dessert to end off your festive meal. Made with creamy vanilla ice cream, mini marshmallows, toasted pistachios, colourful glacé cherries and a variety of Bakers Choice Assorted® Biscuits, they are jam-packed with flavour and texture. If you’re wondering how on earth to achieve the beautiful Christmas tree appearance, you need nothing more than some regular paper, baking paper and sticky tape to form the ice cream cone, plus some tall glasses for the cones to stand in. The rest of the recipe is as easy as a little chopping and stirring,...