Caramel slices (Millionaire’s Shortbread)

I’m yet to find anybody who dislikes these beauties. There’s something pretty wonderful about homemade caramel slices that is even more decadent than the shop bought versions. Each step of making these is really straightforward but it is time consuming waiting for the caramel to cool – you really can’t add the chocolate layer while the caramel is too hot or it ruins the chocolate. … Continue reading Caramel slices (Millionaire’s Shortbread)

Chocolate cakes with cookie and cream icing

This chocolate cake recipe is adapted from a recipe that the chocolatier Paul Young developed. I say adapted – I followed his sponge recipe but didn’t make the Mayan spiced syrup. Now, to set the scene I love to bake, and I especially love producing homemade cakes for my friends on their birthdays if the opportunity arises. My good friend Miss B had a birthday … Continue reading Chocolate cakes with cookie and cream icing

Nutella brownies (my first foray into gluten free baking)

Now people in real life who read this blog (ie. my mum and J) know I am hopelessly addicted to Nutella. I honestly cannot be left unattended with a jar. I will ladle it onto toast and croissants so thickly my dad always likes to ask “do you want some toast on that Nutella?” Now, because of this I actually avoid having a jar in … Continue reading Nutella brownies (my first foray into gluten free baking)

Raspberry and white chocolate brownies

Now, this recipe was inspired by my utter obsession with the raspberry and white chocolate brownies that used to be on sale in my work canteen. They were little squares of brownie heaven that I have tried to recreate. Now these brownies are pretty squidgy and messy to eat but they do taste so wonderful its worth the sticky fingers. They are also pretty quick … Continue reading Raspberry and white chocolate brownies

So I made up a biscuit recipe – “Easy maple syrup biscuits”

Ok, I’ll work on the name. Now occasionally when I bake I tweak recipes. Well I decided to keep similar proportions to my basic shortbread but to tweak it so it was more flavoursome. In addition I was pushed for time so instead of creaming butter and sugar I melted everything bar the flour together. Using maple syrup and brown sugar resulted in a richer … Continue reading So I made up a biscuit recipe – “Easy maple syrup biscuits”

So its Hallowe’en tomorrow and you forgot to make treats…..easy tiffin

So I don’t know if this is strictly what you’d call tiffin, but I really don’t think there are any hard and fast rules when it comes to crushing up digestives and adding melted chocolate. This is a very easy recipe that, while it’s not the prettiest Hallowe’en treat, will win you many friends when you produce it. Plus there’s only a little bit of … Continue reading So its Hallowe’en tomorrow and you forgot to make treats…..easy tiffin