Every day should be pancake day

Pancakes. One of the best comfort food around.

Be careful what you wish for… When I was growing up, I always wanted to break a limb, ideally my arm. It had nothing to do with wanting broken bones and everything to do with wearing a cast. Kids in the neighbourhood who did break bones and wear casts lorded it over every other able-bodied … Continue reading

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East meets West: A Japanese cheesecake and sponge layered celebration cake

The top and bottom layers are made with Japanese cheesecake. The middle layer is a light vanilla sponge. They're all joined together and covered in a light, lemony whipped cream frosting.

Japanese cheesecake If you’re a fan of cheesecake but have never tried Japanese cheesecake (chiizu keeki) before, all I can say is that you really don’t know what you’re missing. Japanese cheesecake is pure unadulterated pleasure – it’s soft, pillowy, creamy goodness – and what gives it its unique, velvety, gently cheesy creaminess is that it’s … Continue reading

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I dare you to stop at one… les chouquettes

Les Choquettes. Simple to make and totally awesome to eat.

One of the perks of my job is that I get to go to Roland Garros (or more commonly known as the French Open) every year. The company I work for is one of the main sponsors of Roland Garros, so we take a bunch of journalists to meet up with some of our execs … Continue reading

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For her Majesty… thebigfatnoodle’s Diamond Jubilee cake for the Queen

Our contribution to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee As I sit here typing, I’m watching the Queen’s floating pageant take place on our TV. The 1,000 ships that are taking part in the flotilla will actually end up right outside our flat in London at the end of the day. Unfortunately, we no longer live there so we are … Continue reading

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Getting my mojo back, the Chelsea Flower Show and banana cupcakes

Simple banana cupcakes - really easy and uncomplicated to make.

It is what it is Arrrrrrrrrrggghh! All my best intentions flew out the window after my last post almost 3 weeks ago… I’ve always said April/May has never been kind to me and but this year has really been taking the mick… My husband has been really ill, and during that time, I’ve lost a … Continue reading

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If you haven’t had enough chocolate yet… hazelnut and walnut chocolate brownies

A tray of chocolatey nutty goodness

Crispy squidgy chocolate goodness As some of you may know, I’m married to a chocolate fiend. My husband has to eat chocolate every day and I’ve never known him not to. So imagine my surprise when this Easter, he told me he didn’t want me to buy him an Easter egg. I thought this was … Continue reading

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A hint of chocolate in prep for Easter: Mary Berry’s Chocolate Loaf Cake

Mary Berry's Chocolate Loaf Cake

The legend that is Mary Berry I only have one recipe to post this week as I spent last weekend with friends and so I only made it into the kitchen late on Sunday night after everyone had left. I was however determined to herald my husband’s return from his ski trip by making him … Continue reading

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Nigella’s Totally Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nigella Lawson's Totally Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies.

A bit too sweet for my liking… It was Mother’s Day in the UK recently and this year, and I decided to bake some chocolate chip cookies for my mother-in-law and my husband’s Nanny. Nanny unfortunately has been really poorly and the day before Mothering Sunday here, we drove to see her with my husband’s … Continue reading

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Flour-less chocolate cake

Easy to bake. Far to easy to devour.

Sadly carb free doesn’t mean fat-free When we invited our friends over for Sunday lunch last weekend  and I decided to make a flour-less chocolate cake, I thought I’d be doing a ‘good’ thing ie producing a carb-free cake as my friends were all trying to cut down on the amount of carbs they ate. … Continue reading

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Butter-free banana, apple and walnut bread (no ‘fun’ doesn’t mean no taste…)

Butter-free banana, apple and walnut bread.

A healthier way is possible Banana bread has to be the most versatile and universally well-loved recipe ever. Every week, I’ll come across someone posting their take on a banana bread recipe. When I got back from Spain recently, my husband asked me if I could make another banana bread because we had 4 sad … Continue reading

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