Coconut choc chip cookies
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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

Orange & amaretto chocolate torte
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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

Heart-healthy blueberry & almond baked oatmeal
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Heart-healthy blueberry & almond baked oatmeal

About a year ago, a start-up US magazine called Nanny Magazine approached me and asked if I would like to contribute some recipes to their maiden print issue. They were looking for recipes that were both heart-healthy, child-friendly and simple to create. It still astonishes me how blogs can connect people from across the globe … Continue reading

Easy peasy lemon squeezy drizzle cakes
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Easy peasy lemon squeezy drizzle cakes

Sometimes we seek culinary adventures to stretch the palate. Sometimes we crave comfort to soothe the heart. I was feeling a little off-colour at the weekend and wanted the satisfaction of baking without the hassle of complicated ingredients or processes (i.e. without switching my brain on).  The lemon drizzle cake is the ultimate pin-up for … Continue reading

Turkish inspired: Pistachio & cardamom cake with pomegranate cream filling
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Turkish inspired: Pistachio & cardamom cake with pomegranate cream filling

In the midst of this bleak mid-winter, I fancied a taste of Turkey last weekend. I spent a few days in Istanbul last autumn and it was a true smorgasbord for the senses – a glittering kaleidoscope of bright colours and bold flavours and steamy hammams. Not something I could quite exactly recreate during our … Continue reading