Customisable chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies, while a small, humble-seeming cookie, are such a wonderful comfort food. No matter your age or where you are from, a chocolate chip cookie just feels like eating a little bit of happiness. Kids and adults enjoy them, making these cookies perfect for back-to-school baking or a quick treat for the kids…

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Roasted rhubarb and elderflower cake

Elderflower cordial can be found in most stores, making this a delightfully easy yet impressive summer cake to whip up for a party or just as a nice dessert. Ingredients For the roasted rhubarb 400g rhubarb, cut into 4-5cm slices 100g caster sugar ½ lemon, juiced 3 tbsp elderflower cordial   For the cake 115g…

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Summery lemon sponge showstoppers

Sweet Treats This dessert is a bit of a twist on the classic Victoria Sponge. In my book, lemon is the king of summer flavour – and raspberry the Queen, which is why I have topped my sponge with raspberries. The perfect zestiness and sweetness of lemon curd is paired with a rich butter sponge…

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Delightfully moreish Millionaire’s Squares

Sweet Treats This recipe is inspired by one of my favourite chefs, Nigella Lawson. Her unapologetic love of butter and sugar, along with her love of eating well, means her recipes are always indulgent and decadent. These millionaire’s squares are a wonderful treat for children and adults alike. The shortbread base and gooey cheat’s caramel…

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Chocolate choc-a-bloc cookies

These cookies are wonderful if you want something for dessert but don’t know what to make. They are chewy, chocolatey parcels of goodness which you can customise to your own tastes. You can use pecans or walnuts, or your favourite nuts, and I would suggest using a different chocolate chip than the baking chocolate. For…

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Bailey’s chocolate cheesecake

This is one of my favourite recipes to make, since it is another easy-to-make-yet-delicious recipe. One thing which makes this recipe excellent is that it is completely customisable. You can use whatever combination of chocolate you prefer, whether it be all dark or all milk. You could even use up some of that Christmas chocolate!…

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Stollen inspired Christmas cinnamon rolls

Sweet Treats One Christmas food tradition I enjoy is a bread from Germany called stollen. It is a sweet bread with marzipan, currants and sultanas in it, and is really delicious toasted and buttered. I absolutely love having cinnamon rolls for special occasions, and thought that a cinnamon roll would be the perfect way to…