Lemon Meringue Pie Baked Doughnuts

This week’s Great British Bake Off was Advanced Dough week – groan – when is it time for cakes! However once the doughnuts came round (no pun intended), I was positively drooling. How amazing were Luis’ cocktail ones? We don’t own a deep-fat fryer but I found a great recipe for baked doughnuts which was…

Fat-Free Banana, Date & Maple Syrup Loaf

A couple of weeks ago, I saw a bunch of blackening bananas in the supermarket, reduced to just 10p. Knowing I had a free evening ahead – I hastily picked them up and started dreaming of banana recipes! (Thanks to my Dad for ingraining in me an inability to walk past a reduced section without…

Strawberry Swirl Meringues

Here is the second recipe from my Birthday Afternoon Tea – I can’t believe it was two weeks ago already! These little meringues are so easy to make, perfectly bite-sized and a great light little addition to any afternoon tea. A perfect outing for my KitchenAid Christmas present, (I’m still totally in love!), which whipped…

Making Mini Doughnuts

Tonight was one of those nights where I got home from work and just wanted to have a play in the kitchen. Anyone who loves baking or cooking will know what I mean – not your average weeknight cook a healthy dinner, clean up and find the evening is over. But something more creative. More…

Low Fat Key Lime Pie

A couple of weeks ago, we had company for Sunday dinner and of course I wanted to make a great dessert. Rob had been watching the 2012 catch up program of The Great British Bake Off, and his eye’s lit up at Ryan Chong’s Key Lime Pie. Of course he then turned to me and…

Baked New York Vanilla Cheesecake

This was never really supposed to be a Fourth of July post (American Independence Day if you live under a rock…), but it occurred to me last night as I was baking the cheesecake, that it was an American recipe, and if I could get a wriggle on and post today, well, it would be…

Chocolate Philadelphia Cheesecake

A couple of weeks ago, before my trip to Brussels, Rob asked if I’d make him a cheesecake to have while I was away. His little face lit up when the idea of using chocolate philly popped into his head, of course I couldn’t say no! The thing I love most about this is that…

Chocolate Philadelphia Swiss Roll

So my first ever attempt at a swiss roll went really rather well a couple of weeks ago. So well it was devoured entirely the same day, with not a crumb left! Immediately after making it a thought popped into Rob’s head, his little face lit up, “how about making one with chocolate Philadelphia?” Well…

Simple Strawberry Jam Swiss Roll

Swiss roll is not something that I’ve made before, or had a huge desire too. But, I had to make dessert for dinner at a friends last night, and oddly enough had a dream my mum was teaching me to make a swiss roll (albeit a chocolate one) – well, simple things please simple minds,…