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…

Chocolate enrobed stuffed dates

Dates are truly natures caramel and its why many vegan and health conscious recipes use them as a caramel base in bakes and goodies. They are naturally sweet and molassesy and have a pleasant chewy texture which is delicious when contrasted with a crunchy toasty nuts. With Ramadan in full swing I have been thinking…

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…

Almond & Rose Rice Pudding – Muhallabia

I am not quite sure anything else evokes memories of my childhood more than this fragrant and exotic rice milk pudding. It was hands down my favourite as a youngster and despite its sheer simplicity it tastes utterly delicious and delightful. Not only was it a treat or dessert but it was also prepared for…

Whole Orange Cake (Gluten & Dairy Free)

This classic Passover dessert draws on the Sephardic traditions of the Mediterranean, Morocco and the Middle East. In this recipe whole oranges are boiled for two hours and then pureed skin and all making it quite an unusual but simple recipe. Not only is it incredibly moreish and moist, it is also gluten and dairy-free…

Peach, Blueberry & Almond Frangipane Cake

This has got to be one of my all time favourite go to desserts or treats. It’s so versatile and lends itself so well to all kinds of fruits – the possibilities are ENDLESS and just a simple tweak here and there you can change the flavour of this humble deliciousness completely. If we are…

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!…

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…