Sweet Treats for New Year’s Eve

These Sweet Treats will be a perfect edition to your celebration! Yesterday, we shared some of our favourite Savoury Appetisers, ideal for a party or when you’re entertaining. Today, I offer up five of my favourite Sweet Treats. Indeed, there really is something for everyone in this collection of delicious delights. In order to be a fabulous host, naturally, you … Read More

Easy Four Ingredient Fruit Cake

You are going to love this Easy 4 Ingredient Fruit Cake.  I have seen similar recipes circulating for a number of years but I was sceptical that such a simple recipe could produce a worthwhile result. So, I finally plucked up some courage and baked this cake and I’m delighted that I did. Although this fruit cake recipe contains minimal … Read More

Triple Chocolate Cherry Fudge

This delectably rich, easy to make Triple Chocolate Cherry Fudge is an ideal festive dessert. It makes a wonderful gift and is great to have on hand for entertaining! Chocolate and cherry really are a match made in heaven. With the addition of toasted coconut, this is a delicious dessert with all the lovely flavours of a Cherry Ripe. I … Read More

Easy Peanut Butter Pie

This super creamy, Easy Peanut Butter Pie, is, hands down, one of the easiest, and most enjoyable desserts I’ve ever made. Make this pie for your family and friends and watch it quickly disappear. Peanut butter fans are bound to love this easily prepared dessert, and even those who are not fans of peanut butter may find themselves converted. This … Read More

Belgian Lemon Tea Cake

Belgian Lemon Tea Cake on a plate

When life gives you lemons ….. try this easily made, delicious, Belgian Lemon Tea Cake. This tea cake is the result of a wonderful gift from my friend, Barbara. Barbara has a beautiful Meyer Lemon tree which produces a generous bounty of fruit, and we have been the grateful recipients of a large bag of the produce. This beautiful citrus … Read More

Jam Shortbreads

Jam Shortbreads

I am certain that you will love these gluten-free Jam Shortbread Cookies. Their elegant appearance completely belies the ease with which they are made. The buttery shortbread is melt-in-the-mouth delicious and finished delightfully with a topping of jam. They are lovely served at any time but I find them an ideal addition to my Christmas baking. I’m particularly fond of … Read More

Italian Affogato

Italian Affogato

Whenever I serve Italian Affogato I reminisce about the four very happy days I once spent in Assisi in beautiful Umbria. I was travelling with my mum, Faye. Our accommodation was on via San Francesco, the main thoroughfare between the Basilica of St Francis and the Piazza del Comune. Our room had the traditional shuttered windows. When opened, they revealed breathtaking, … Read More

Chewy Amaretti Cookies – Gluten Free

Chewy Amaretti Cookies on a plate

With Christmas rapidly approaching, these Chewy Amaretti Cookies may be ideal for inclusion in your baking plans! If you have never tried Amaretti you are in for a real treat. Amaretti are a light and crunchy Italian almond biscuit from the Lombardy region. There are many different recipes and each region of Italy has its own version. Basically, there are … Read More

Easy Gluten-Free Blueberry Cake

Blueberry Cake on a plate

If you’re looking for some baking inspiration, this Easy Gluten-Free Blueberry Cake may just fit the bill. This truly is an easily made cake and it’s so quick to whip up. There’s no traditional method of creaming butter and sugar together in this recipe. You just put all the cake ingredients into a food processor, whiz to blend, pour into … Read More

Chocolate Raspberry Tarts

Chocolate Raspberry Tarts

In culinary stakes, these Chocolate Raspberry Tarts are worthy of a gold medal. They have so many qualifying characteristics; they are easily made, the little tarts look attractive and they taste fantastic. The flavours are classic, utilising the perfect partnership of dense, dark chocolate and tangy raspberry. They are also gluten free but that fact is incidental. It is, of … Read More