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Island Cake

Island Cake

Another cake I sunk my creative juices into for my second son’s fifth birthday. He asked for an island cake so an island cake I tried to make. Delicious combination of chocolate sponge cake, chocolate buttercream, sea themed lollies, crushed biscuits and blue jelly.

Lemon Lunchbox Slice

Lemon Lunchbox Slice

A gift of lemons inspired me to post this recipe. Pretty easy to make using pantry staples; especially if you already have a jar of lemon curd on hand. No lemons? Not a problem, any fruit preserve, puree or even just cut up fruit can be used with the base of this slice to create something equally yummy! I often cut this slice into single serve portions to place in the freezer then I can pop one into a lunchbox the night before work or school.

Seeded Oat Bars

Seeded Oat Bars

A healthier alternative to your standard muesli bars. These seeded oat bars are loaded with whole grains and tasty honey. It always satisfying to know what is in your food so why not try making your own seeded oat bars?

Banana Lunchbox Muffins

Banana Lunchbox Muffins

Perfect filler for the kids’ lunchboxes, these banana muffins can be placed in the freezer and quickly added to a lunchbox when required. Another great way to get rid of a glut of ripe bananas, these soft muffins are easy to make and uses ingredients which are commonly present in the pantry

Chocolate Easter buns

Chocolate Easter buns

An alternative to the traditional hot cross buns eaten on good Friday at easter time. These chocolate easter buns are delicious and great as a dessert or with a cup of tea alongside club sandwiches at afternoon tea!

Gluten Free Frangipane Pear Tart

Gluten Free Frangipane Pear Tart

Frangipane tart is a classic french dessert. Here I have made it gluten free using my gluten free pastry recipe. The almond paste filling can be used with any fresh fruit and you can let your creative juices flow with how you want to arrange your fruit pieces.

Gluten Free Tart Pastry

Gluten Free Tart Pastry

This gluten free pastry is wonderfully short when cooked but easy to work and roll out with tart cases that hold together quite well. Perfect with some summer fruit compote inside or filled with frangipane mixture topped with fresh fruit. A definite crowd pleaser.

Pumpkin Sage Pasta Bake

Pumpkin Sage Pasta Bake

Quick and easy dinner with a delicious saucy base. Grab some dried pasta, a spare pumpkin (butternut or buttercup is best) and some fresh sage and get cooking with is epic crowd pleaser of a dish. Vegetarian and big enough to feed a small crowd you can even split the mixture into two oven dishes to eat one for tonight’s dinner and freeze the other for another day.

Spring Onion Flatbreads

Spring Onion Flatbreads

Using up a glut of spring onions or scallions is easy when you have this recipe up your sleeve. Quick and easy as well as tasty, these spring onion flatbreads make a great snack on their own or as a side dish alongside your next favourite curry or saucy dish for dinner.

Chocolate Courgette Blueberry Cake

Chocolate Courgette Blueberry Cake

Use up a good amount of courgettes by making this moist delicious chocolate cake. A cup of blueberries gives a juicy burst of fruitiness as you indulge in an alternative take on the classic decadent chocolate cake. Try it next time you have a glut of courgettes and few blueberries in the freezer to get rid of.