Sweet stuff

Snickers cheesecake

Snickers cheesecake

This is easily the most decadent cheesecake I’ve ever eaten, and believe me, I’ve had my fair share of cheesecakes in my day. Theres no point trying to beat about the bush pretending that this is a slightly healthy pudding…
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Nutella brownies

Nutella brownie

I don’t often do puddings and cakes. I’ve never really had much of a sweet tooth and usually only make them to keep the boyfriend happy. This is exactly how this brownie came about… we had just had a lovely…
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Plum, chocolate and hazelnut cake

Plum, chocolate and hazelnut cake

I came across this plum, chocolate and hazelnut cake on the BBC food website. The photo sucked me in without even looking at the ingredient list. I have a long list of ‘need to try’ recipes but this one jumped…
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Butterscotch sauce

Butterscotch sauce

I saw this recipe on Smitten KItchen and straight away, knew that I had to try it. Caramel based sauces have always frightened me a little bit – they seem easy to make but they can go very wrong very…
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Forest fruits tart

Forest fruit tart

Everyone loves a good tart eh? The saucier the better I say. These little tarts look pretty as a picture and super fancy, you could easily serve these up to even the pickiest of pastry lovers and they would be…
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Best ever banana bread

Best ever banana bread

I’m dedicating this recipe to my mum Margaret, because along with being the best mum a girl could ask for, she makes the most amazing banana bread ever. I’ve tasted many a banana bread in my time, and none have ever come…
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Rocky Road

Rocky Road

Chocolate is a promiscuous lady – she goes with anything – and Rocky Road is a great little recipe that best illustrates this very point. You can throw this together if you have a spare 15 minutes – it’s really fun to…
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Gingerbread cake

Gingerbread cake

Anyone who knows me will tell you how much of a hoarder I am when it comes to cookbooks. I just can’t help myself and my poor wee bookshelves are straining under the weight. Ask me to get rid of some…
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Peanut butter choc chip cookies

Peanut butter cookies

Oozy gooey loveliness. In cookie form no less. Have your cookie jar ready to house these babies, but don’t expect them to get too comfortable. They are only overnight guests and won’t be taking out a long term lease. Ingredients…
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Tres leches (three milks) cake

Tres Leches cake

I take no credit for this recipe, it is a Pioneer Woman recipe through and through. I saw this recipe a long time ago and swooned at the name. It was filed away and promptly forgotten, only to be found…
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Not so fancy French Macarons

Choc Macarons

I first fell in love with Macarons when I visited Paris for my 30th last summer. I don’t have a particularly sweet tooth and would always pick savoury over sweet any day. However, there is no resisting a Parisian cake…
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