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…

Mini apple tarts with butterscotch sauce

Sweet Treats Apple pie is my favourite dessert to eat in the winter, and I always choose apple pie over pumpkin at Thanksgiving. This recipe has the wonderful tartness of apples and the warmth from cinnamon and mixed spice which makes it perfect for a cold night. The butterscotch sauce is optional, but who could…

Juicy poached pears with brandy snaps

Sweet Treats This is a dessert that provides a lot of warmth through autumn spices, with additional warmth from red wine and brandy. Making the snaps is tricky, but they don’t have to look perfect since they will taste delicious no matter what! Poached Pears Ingredients 6 large pears 120g sugar 150ml water 150ml red…

A decadent blackberry swirl cheesecake

Sweet Treats September is here, and for me that can only mean one thing – blackberry season has begun! They are excellent in anything from a brandy to a crumble, and here I suggest another way to use the humble berry. If you are feeling up to the challenge, source the blackberries from hedges or…

Lemon posset with raspberry cream

Sweet Treats Kiley Britten Take advantage of the last days of the summer season with this deceptively easy dessert. It can make for a final summer soiree or even to brighten a dreary day. Make sure to make it with plenty of time to spare, as the posset needs six hours in the fridge to…