Peach Cobbler

 My brother came to visit this week and on his way to mine, informed me  that there’d better be a tasty dessert awaiting his arrival or there would be trouble.  Trouble, when it comes to my older brother, takes the form of a lot of punches (in a very loving brotherly fashion). It seems no … Continue reading

Banana and Cinnamon Muffins

 These are my second attempt at muffins and I decided to go with a Hummingbird recipe, as they are famously American and are meant to be amazing with muffins.  The Banana and Cinnamon muffins in the first Hummingbird Recipe book simply sounded too good not to attempt so I got all the ingredients and started … Continue reading

Last Minute Lemon and Poppyseed Ring Cake

During Easter, I went a bit anti-Easter related baked goods.  I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m kind of tired of all the Easter eggs, bunnies, and bird nests.  We’ve all had our fair share of chocolatey goodness and enough is enough. So when I was told that we had guests coming for cake … Continue reading

Maple and Walnut Streusel Cake

Right. I got my brand-spanking new beautiful Hummingbird Bakery Recipe book, which meant: a lot of jumping up and down, countless hours spent pouring over the pictures trying to decide what to bake first; and five seconds of baking time to spill something on it.  I guess the sign of a good recipe book is … Continue reading

The Easiest Cheesecake … Ever

 That’s right people – this is officially the easiest one I’ve made yet. I made this for yet another dinner party and we had lots to do.  Luckily there’s literally no baking involved in this recipe, which makes a welcome change … especially when both ovens were already packed with food being roasted. The base … Continue reading

Marbled Chocolate Ring Cake

I saw the photo of this cake in Mary Berry’s Baking Bible and thought – ‘it looks fit, I must try it’. Yes people, I described a cake as fit. I’m sorry, it had to be done. I needed a reason to try out this marbled chocolate cake and luckily, my neighbours were due to … Continue reading

Chocolate Chip American Muffins

Since the success of my Lemon and Raspberry Tart, I’ve got a bit ambitious and decided to try another first – muffins! OK, so I know it doesn’t sound quite as terrifying as it could be, what’s hard about muffins right? I don’t know what it is about them that have made me really nervous … Continue reading

Lemon & Raspberry Tart with Poppy Seed Pastry

The name of this recipe is enough to get me hungry.  I saw this in my new copy of Lorraine Pascale’s Baking Made Easy and had to try it.  It was the perfect dinner party dessert and I had to get over my fear of tarts. The tart dish I have is a little bigger … Continue reading

Chocolate Truffles

I have recently been given the Gü Chocolate Cookbook and needed an excuse to make something out of it. Luckily, a week later, we had a dinner party at home and – as always – I was expected to come up with dessert.  This time I wanted to add something a little extra to the table … Continue reading

Apple and Cinnamon Cake

I had planned to make this cake for Christmas day, but my Gingerbread Mansion took up a lot more time than expected so I had to make it later on.  I was making my first ever Iranian meal and decided that we would also have to have some sort of dessert as well. I chopped … Continue reading