chocolate pine cones for kids to make home baking

Recipe: Easy Christmas Chocolate Pine Cones

QUICK + EASY SNOWY CHOCOLATE PINECONES RECIPE These Christmas treats are sure to get the kids excited over the festive season.   Simple to make and no baking required as well.  Just mix and make.  Using Nutella, peanut butter and icing sugar, these don't pretend to be healthy.  We used Golden Grahams in this recipe,

Spooky spider Halloween jelly

Recipe: Spooky Spider Halloween Jelly

These spooky jellies are ideal for all the family this Halloween.  A lot healthier than most Halloween treats, these orange jellies will make you wonder why you haven’t tried them before.   All you need is chocolate, oranges and gelatine (and maybe some skill for the cobwebs) Ingredients 12 oranges (enough juice to make 500mls)

fifteens Fifteen cake recipe Northern Ireland

Recipe: Fifteens (tray bake)

Inspired by a recent trip to Belfast where we had a reminder of how good Fifteen Cake (or simply Fifteens) is, I decided to make some myself.  It seems like everyone in Northern Ireland loves Fifteens but I didn't even know of its existence until about 7 yrs ago when we gained some Northern Irish

Courgette tea loaf recipe

Recipe: Courgette Tea Loaf

Perfect for an afternoon get together with friends It's courgette season so you might be lucky enough to find courgettes cheap in the supermarket.   One way of using them is in cake!  You wouldn't bat an eyelid at carrot cake so why not try courgette cake too?  For a green vegetable it's maybe not the

Dr oetker pud in a mug Wimbledon recipe

Recipe: Wimbledon Pud in a Mug

Wimbledon is here and delicious strawberries are in the shops so what better time to make a quick and simple pudding. This summery pudding recipe has a sweet sponge base and is covered in a delicious cream topping, topped with bright red strawberries 😍 Super quick and easy to make, so quick you could probably

Easy baked Alaska recipe

Recipe: Easy Baked Alaska

If there's anything remotely 1970's on a menu I'm in there. Be it prawn cocktail, Black Forest gateaux or even a snowball cocktail.  After our recent visit to Blythswood Square Hotel for Sunday Lunch I had to have a go at making this classic. I remember my dad successfully making this many years ago. What

Autumnal Victoria Sponge with Blackberries & Spiced Cream photography credit Richard Hill

Recipe: Victoria Sponge with Blackberries and Spiced Cream from Hairy Bikers

Many thanks to the Hairy Bikers, Comic Relief and HomeSense for sharing this recipe for blackberry victoria sponge cake.  A classic cake which has been given a twist with spiced cream and blackberries.  It's easy to make and tasty as well, so ideal for making and taking to work to share out or sell some

Grahams dairy pancake day recipes

Flora Shedden pancake ideas from Graham’s Dairy

Quirky pancakes for pancake day This Shrove Tuesday, Graham’s the Family Dairy have created some weird and wonderful pancakes. How about olive and white chocolate? tuna and orange?  or peanut butter and curry powder? Graham’s ambassador and Great British Bake Off star, Flora Shedden, has whipped up a basic recipe for the perfect pancake as