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Whisky & ginger Dad* fudge
Cakes, cookies, puds etc. / Feeding guests / Gluten-free / Little blue's sweet treats / Vegetarian

Whisky & ginger Dad* fudge

* To address any equality or diversity concerns regarding the title of this recipe being construed as sexist, parent-ist or some other kind of -ist: This fudge is actually suitable for anyone (well, maybe not children), not just dads (great news for everyone else!). But let’s be honest, there are only so many pairs of novelty socks your dad’s … Continue reading

Boozy mincemeat fudge
Cakes, cookies, puds etc. / Feeding guests / Gluten-free / Little blue's sweet treats / Vegetarian

Boozy mincemeat fudge

It’s the final Christmas countdown! If: 1. You keep wondering where December went 2. The thought of last-minute shopping with thousands of other panic-stricken shoppers makes you want to emigrate to a country where they don’t have Christmas 3. You want people to think that you’re awesome… …then this fudge is for you. Well, technically … Continue reading

Gluten-free shortcrust pastry
Gluten-free / The essentials / Vegetarian

Gluten-free shortcrust pastry

Shortcrust pastry is an awesome pastry – extremely simple to make and equally at home with sweet and savoury fillings. Made well, it is light and crisp and delicious. But it usually contains gluten… …so use this super-quick, super-easy gluten-free shortcrust instead! Generally, the difficult thing about making pastry is making sure you don’t overwork the gluten. Which … Continue reading

Sweet & spicy prawn tacos
Dairy-free / Fish & seafood / Gluten-free / Midweek suppers / Pip's savoury corner

Sweet & spicy prawn tacos

When we were in Portugal this summer, we spent most of our days lolling by the pool, punctuated by the occasional cooling dip, and our nights sampling the local wine and barbecuing copious amounts of meat (and the odd cheeky aubergine that I managed to sneak on when nobody was looking). As you may have … Continue reading

Coconut choc chip cookies
Breakfast & brunch / Cakes, cookies, puds etc. / Dairy-free / Gluten-free / Little blue's sweet treats / Vegetarian

Coconut choc chip cookies

Coconut-ty, chocolate-y and oat-y all at the same time, these beauties are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, and bursting with shredded coconut and dark chocolate chips. Rather like a Bounty bar crossed with a macaroon in biscuit form! Perfect with your morning cuppa (they are breakfast compliant because of the oats, … Continue reading

Peach, kiwi & coconut water hydration smoothie
Breakfast & brunch / Dairy-free / Drinks / Gluten-free / Vegan / Vegetarian

Peach, kiwi & coconut water hydration smoothie

To say coconut water is having a bit of a moment is an understatement. Rihanna, in her retro pineapple bikini, is splashed across every other billboard as the fun and flirty face of Vita Coco, and it is being relentlessly branded as the health drink du jour. Even our work canteen has now started stocking … Continue reading

Orange & amaretto chocolate torte
Cakes, cookies, puds etc. / Dairy-free / Feeding guests / Gluten-free / Little blue's sweet treats / Vegetarian

Orange & amaretto chocolate torte

My boyfriend’s birthday is next week and as we’re away this year (and I’m frightened of baking in temperamental foreign ovens…) he’s getting his cake early. I felt a bit guilty about not giving him the cake on his actual birthday but have overcome this by reminding myself that: 1) who ever complained about being … Continue reading