Christmas Rocky Road

Haven’t been able to get out to the shops to get your gifts? Why not make them? Makes 16 Prep & cook time: 2 hours 15 mins Ingredients: 200g dark chocolate 135g butter 200g digestives 2 tbsp golden syrup 100g mini marshmallows 100g raisins 25g salted pretzels, crushed 50g fresh cranberries 60g pistachios, shelled and crushed Method: Preheat the oven to 180 degrees, add the … Continue reading Christmas Rocky Road

White Chocolate and Cranberry Bread & Butter Pudding

Not a fan of Christmas pud? Why not make this sweet, sticky, luscious dessert post Christmas dinner? Serves: 8 Prep & cook time: 1 hour, 30 mins Ingredients: 50g butter 400g brioche bread, sliced 350ml Milk 50ml Double cream 2 eggs 25g caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 180g white chocolate 100g fresh cranberries Method: Grease a large oven proof dish. Slice the brioche into … Continue reading White Chocolate and Cranberry Bread & Butter Pudding

Mince Pie Twists

It’s not Christmas without mince pies and this is a super easy recipe that I think will convince even the mince pie haters! Makes 12 Cook & prep time: 30 mins Ingredients: 500g Puff Pastry 411g Mincemeat 1 egg, beaten Icing sugar, for dusting Method: Preheat the oven to 180 fan. On a floured work surface, roll out the pastry to a thickness of the … Continue reading Mince Pie Twists

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

An autumnal dessert, which is perfect for Thanksgiving! Serves: 16 Prep & cook time: 6 hours (minimum) Ingredients: 1kg Pumpkin, chopped 1tbsp Olive oil 1 tbsp Honey/maple syrup 2 tsp Cinnamon  1 tsp Brown sugar 500g Cream cheese 100g Icing Sugar 300ml double cream 1 tsp vanilla flavouring Base: 200g Digestives 60g Biscoff 100g butter, melted Method: Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Fan. Chop … Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Peanut Butter & Jelly Pancakes

Did someone say brunch? These pancakes are perfect for a lazy Sunday and to satisfy that sweet tooth. Ingredients: For the Pancakes: 200g self-raising flour 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder 1 tbsp granulated sugar 2 x large eggs 25g butter (melted) 200ml milk 2 x tbsp smooth peanut butter For the sauce: 200g frozen strawberries 4 x tbsp sugar To serve (per stack): 2 x … Continue reading Peanut Butter & Jelly Pancakes

American Style Pancakes with Winter Berries

Happy Pancake Day! Although I love a bit of tradition and will be having lemon and sugar pancakes this evening, you’ve sometimes got to break the mould. Makes 8 pancakes Prep and cook time: 45 mins Ingredients: For the pancakes: 200g Self Raising Flour 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder 1 tbsp Granulated Sugar 3 Eggs 25g Butter, melted 200ml Milk 1 tsp vegetable oil For … Continue reading American Style Pancakes with Winter Berries

The Chocolatiest Hot Chocolate

It’s National Hot Chocolate Day! And what better way to celebrate than with an ultra chocolatey warm mug of cocoa. Prep & cook time: 5 mins Serves 1 Ingredients: 280ml milk (I used oat) 40g Dark Chocolate 40g Milk Chocolate 1 x Tbsp cocoa powder Whipped cream Marshmallows Method: In a saucepan warm the milk – make sure it’s not boiling Break up 35g of … Continue reading The Chocolatiest Hot Chocolate