Oh So Simple Strawberry Tart

I’ve had this little recipe waiting to be added for a few weeks now, but I’ve been working on a few house projects (updating my kitchen) and we also took ourselves off for a couple of days to Protaras for my birthday, which was fabulous. I was meeting up with family for the evening and taking in the delights of the Abba tribute band at the Love Boat pub (yes it really was called the Love Boat) and then suffered the next day from the effects of the local wine, ah well! We spent the day on Nissi Beach in […]

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Deliciously Minty Chocolate Date Muffins

With it being the festive time of year, peppermint just has to be featured in some baking recipes doesn’t it? I haven’t spotted any candy canes yet, so I thought I’d add a little minty freshness to my chocolate muffins and with the chopped dates thrown in, well, it almost blew my mind they were so decadently delicious. I’m now thinking that I should make some minty no bake truffles to see what they turn out like. To the shops for me! I’ve just been looking through a tonne of recipes for a top 15 list of Festive Party Nibbles […]

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Coffee and Walnut Loaf with Maple Frosting

It can’t be, surely! But yes, yes it is, it’s me using my loaf tin again! Coffee and walnut is one of my very favourite cake combinations, they go together so well it would be rude of me not to make it often, so using my trusty side-kick, the loaf tin, I went to work baking this cake and then had a lightbulb moment of cutting it in half and lathering it in beautiful maple frosting, oh the sheer decadence of it! If you’re not a fan of coffee, you could sub it for cocoa powder and make it into […]

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Iced Carrot and Blackberry Jam Loaf

I simply love my new loaf tin, so much so I think I might be slightly addicted to it. I’ve made 3 different cake/loaves and I made our main dinner dish tonight using it too, it’s just such an easy tool to have in the kitchen, if you haven’t already got one, go get one, go get one today! So I christened my loaf tin with the cranberry, pineapple and chocolate chip loaf which gave me the sterling introduction I needed in getting me back into baking on a grand scale, this time I thought I’d go for the traditional […]

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Cranberry, Pineapple & Chocolate Chip Loaf

I had a notion the other day to make some kind of sweet loaf, so I went hunting in my kitchen for my loaf tin only to find it at the back of a cupboard all rusted, boo! I don’t think I’ve actually used it in almost a year, so it was a mad dash to the shops to find another loaf tin, which was good in a way as I got a really nice tin that was smaller than my previous one which suits my needs better, so I can see me using it quite a bit, especially after […]

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Tropical Pineapple & Starfruit Cheesecake

Here’s the cheesecake I’ve been talking about in my last couple of posts, my recipe list is just backing up now!! I made 3 different things yesterday so need to get them sorted out, so watch out for my Cranberry, Pineapple & Chocolate Chip Loaf, a delicious Chocolate Almond Mousse and an entree of Grilled Aubergine Slices in a Cantonese Sweet and Sour Sauce,  can you tell that I have a lot of pineapple to use up?? This cheesecake is lovely and fruity, the topping reminded me of the pineapple ski yoghurts my mum would give us as kids, it’s a lovely creamy consistency, […]

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