Pumpkin pie with hazelnut crust

Pumpkin pie with hazelnut crust

“Good friends are like stars…. You don’t always see them, but you know they are always there” I have a friend from Canada and together we used to enjoy swapping recipes, talking about food and embarking on oven-baked finger food … Continue reading

Apple Day at Hughenden Manor

Apple Day at Hughenden Manor

On a drizzly weekend in September the boys and I headed out to make the most of our National Trust membership. We’ve been exploring the immediate area and have visited Grey’s Court, Cliveden, Runnymede and most recently Benjamin Disraeli’s country … Continue reading

Super-easy sticky date puddings with toffee sauce

Super-easy sticky date puddings with toffee sauce

I’m cheating a bit here. I have posted this recipe before, but it’s so good it’s worth posting again, but with the benefit of my improved photography skills, of course. The air has turned brisk and all of a sudden … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Chocolate Icecream

Peanut Butter Chocolate Icecream

I am of the mind that home made ice cream is best left to those with ice cream machines. I’ve eaten my fair share of pathetic home-made crystallised ice-creamery in the past and I’m not really interested in making something … Continue reading

Best ever pancakes

Best ever pancakes

I’ve been making pancakes for years and I’ve never really thought they were that great. I much preferred leaving it to the professionals at Pancakes on the Rocks or any other venue that can flip a decent batter. It was … Continue reading

Festive Christmas Tart

Festive Christmas Tart

Everything from the pastry to the filling to licking the beaters covered in butter, rum and sugar, this recipe is smashing! With these proportions of rum and butter – how could this tart not be decadent and delicious? I make … Continue reading