Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who doesn’t love a chocolate chip cookie? I have yet to meet the person who says they don’t, although I have to mention that I am a rather fussy contender myself. The ultimate choc chip cookie needs to be the perfect balance of chewy and crunchy and also a balance of sweet and savoury. Shop…

Pecan, Orange & Cranberry Muffins

It’s funny how we use words and don’t often think of where they originate from. The word “Muffin” is a point in case and I decided to look into the origins of it after typing it out and noticing its oddity for the first time. Although there is nothing conclusive I prefer the theory that…

Rose & Walnut Baklava

The origins of this sumptuous flaky, buttery and aromatic delicacy are quite controversial, and very much up for debate as it is not very well documented. The Greeks, Turkish and Middle Easterners all claim Baklava as their own and depending on where you eat it can be prepared in a wide range of ways. There…

Delectable Date & Cardamom Slice

There are things you bake regularly every week and then there are things you bake only for weekend treats (well that me anyway ;-)) and these dangerously delicious date squares or slice falls somewhere in between. I love the fact that you need to add very little additional sugars because of the natural sugars in…

Pear & Ginger Sticky Toffee Tea Cake (Vegan)

Quite a hefty title for such a simple cake ๐Ÿ™‚ After trying this recipe out several times I believe it now to be PERFECT! You don’t have to add the pear or the ginger if that’s not your thing – and it will simply be a sticky toffee cake instead! Which is just as yummy!…

Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hands up who likes a chocolate chip cookie??? Everyone?? LOL – I really don’t know anyone who would object here. With a million versions around the planet this is a another firm family favourite. I have given them a little bit of a makeover and taken the refined sugars out, and replaced the flour with…

Brilliant Banana Bread

I think everyone has made banana bread at one time or another. It’s one of those recipes that graces most cookbooks and everyone seems to have a family recipe hidden somewhere. We make it at LEAST once a week in our house either as muffins or as a loaf and we love to spice things…

Italian Orange & Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake

I think cheesecake is my favourite kind of cake ๐Ÿ™‚ I always go for a baked version (I loathe the fridge/gelatin kind with a passion) and I think my all time favourite is a New York Baked cheesecake with a sour cream topping. However this one comes a close second, and although its also baked,…

Courgette, Almond & Cumin Bread.

Whilst ย this bread happens to be both gluten & grain free it was not my intention to make it that way. I was merely looking for an alternative to toast in the morning or as a snack that would appease my boys hunger and to have something on standby to give them when the dreaded…