Browsing Category : desserts

Hot Cross Bun Muffins


Hot Cross Bun Muffins Today I had a lovely savoury recipe ready to post when I realised this weekend is Easter! We don’t actually celebrate Easter but that doesn’t stop us eating hot cross buns and chocolate (not that we really need an excuse)! ๐Ÿ˜› As I already have not only a hot cross bun recipe, but also a hot…

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Flapjack Style Cookies


Flapjack Style Cookies These cookies will definitely cheer you up… especially if you’ve had a week like mine! Many of you will know that my Father recently passed away and you couldn’t possibly imagine all of the arguments surrounding the funeral arrangements! ๐Ÿ™ Needless to say, not much cooking has been done again this week – we’ve had chickpeas and…

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Sticky Toffee Pudding


Sticky Toffee Pudding My Dad loved hot desserts and sticky toffee pudding was one he would often choose. If you read my blog last week, you will know that my Dad has recently passed away. This recipe is one I’ve tweaked slightly from the last sticky toffee pudding I made my Dad but one I’m sure you’ll agree that everyone…

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Chocolate Cake!


Chocolate Cake! It’s been a while since I’ve posted a chocolate recipe and as I was playing in the kitchen this week and created this delicious light fluffy cake, I thought I’d share it with you! ๐Ÿ™‚ This would be perfect for Valentines Day, either as dessert or just to say ‘I love you’! ๐Ÿ™‚   I was aiming for…

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Fresh Mango Cake


Fresh Mango Cake Mangoes! Do you love them as much as me? I think mangoes are a taste which need some getting used to. I know hubby always thought he didn’t like them, but now, take last week for example, he came home with five fresh mangoes as they were on offer! ๐Ÿ™‚ ย Now, not all mangoes are the same…

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Topped Pancakes!


Topped Pancakes Pancakes? Yes, I know! ๐Ÿ˜› I haven’t had pancakes for ages and as I used to have them nearly every morning, I thought it was time for a revival! ๐Ÿ˜€ Topped pancakes might make you think thatย I usually eat them plain… which very occasionally I might do, but usually I load them up or stuff them with all…

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Apple Crumble Slice (vegan & free-from)


Apple Crumble Slice (vegan & free-from) Back to school day ๐Ÿ™ It always saddens me when the holidays end, more so this time as we had some great plans but then coughs and colds took over and we were stuck indoors. It’s not that we don’t have fun at home – we watched LOADS of films, played some board games,…

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Spiced Orange Drizzle Cake (Vegan & Free-From)


Spiced Orange Drizzle Cake (Vegan & Free-From) Are you getting all festive and seasonal now!? Not long left until many of you stuff your faces with all manner of foods only to decide a few days later it’s time to go on a diet! ๐Ÿ˜› Why not switch your usual foods for a few healthier options so you don’t feel…

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Cheers! Make your own (vegan) Christmas drink


Cheers! Make your own (vegan) Christmas drinks! Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? Have you written all your cards? sorted all your presents? written your Christmas menus? organised parties, meals or get-togethers?ย I’m sure there’s not that many ‘sleeps’ left and you better start to get yourself organised! ๐Ÿ˜€ Me, erm, well, strictly speaking we don’t actually ‘do’ Christmas but…

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Winter warming spiced cake


Winter warming spiced cake Cold! Yes, winter is definitely approaching! SIX degrees centigrade this week (43f) after a balmy average ofย 16c (61f)ย over the half term holidays. So we need something warm and yummy whilst we curl up on the sofa with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book! ๐Ÿ˜€ This is one of those recipes that I’d bookmarked…

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Creamy rice pudding


Creamy rice pudding It’s over! That’s the conversation I just had. Summer. It’s gone! ๐Ÿ™ Today was back to school day for many after the six week summer holiday. We had so much fun. Now back to early mornings, quick breakfasts, homework, routines and… Autumn! I love Autumn! Trees turning from green, to amber, to crimson, even gold. Leaves all…

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Superfood cookies


Superfood cookies Oh if you could see where I am!!! It’s so quiet, so peaceful, so tranquil… just the sounds of sheep bleating and water trickling down the stream. On Sunday, we managed to be out nearly all dayย and not see a single soul! There are mountains and waterfalls and lots of sheep! Sheep on the mountains, sheep in fields…

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Not just for Breakfast…Granola!


Not just for Breakfast… Granola! I’m 100% certain I’m not the only one who eats ‘breakfast’ at all times of day!? ๐Ÿ˜› How many of you have opted for a bowl of crunchy cereal or a couple of bits of toast for lunch, a snack or even dinner?! ๐Ÿ˜€ Maybe that’s not tradition where you are, to have cereal or…

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Rhubarb & Ginger ice-cream VEGAN!


Rhubarb & Ginger ice-cream VEGAN! Is it still hot and sunny where you are?ย This is so refreshing, so tantalisingly tangy, so colourful,ย that it’s sure to transport you into the midst of summer! Why rhubarb? Well, that allotment of mine just loves producing rhubarb! ๐Ÿ™‚ We’ve had rhubarb crumble, rhubarb and forest fruits crumble, and rhubarb and apple crumble so it…

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2 minute Coconut Dessert? Yes please!


Coconut Dessert… Vegan & Free-From Yum yum yum! ๐Ÿ˜›ย Super fast dessert!!! I suddenly realised that I’d been over zealous when buying tofu and I had a packet which needed eating! What did I do? I threw it in the blender with some coconut and some dates and tada! Instant vegan coconut whip! Delicious! I know nice creamย is quick, but this…

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Chocolate Caramel Slice… Vegan & Free-From


Chocolate Caramel Slice… Vegan & Free-From WHAT… the Easter holidays are over already!? How did that happen? It’s back to school day here ๐Ÿ™ I’m not sure about you and yours but it vanished in an instant! I guess that might have something to do with the fact that someone ran into our car and we spent most of the…

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Melt in the mouth… vegan cookies


Melt in the mouth…vegan cookies Oh yes! ๐Ÿ˜€ Melt in the mouth and vegan don’t usually go together but these… these are just that! They have a slight crisp shell which breaks through to a soft melty buttery interior. It’s insane… they are so easy to make with only FOUR basic ingredients! ๐Ÿ˜€ Add your favourite extras such as chocolate…

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Happy Pancake Day & Fairtrade Fortnight!


Happy Pancake Day & Fairtrade Fortnight It’s pancake day! Well, actually in our house it’s nearly always pancake day but today is ‘officially’ pancake day! ๐Ÿ˜› That said I don’t usually get a request for pancakes before 7am! “Get up Mum, we need to make pancakes!” BEFORE school? Oh my! Usually I can get away with just making my own…

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