Chocolate Orange Brownie Crinkle Cookies

Ooh Chocolate Orange Brownie Crinkle Cookies. That’s a bit of a mouthful… I thought of abbreviating them to COBCCs but it sounded too much like cobcocks when the kids said it, which did not do justice to the delicious, melt-in-the-mouth, chocolately goodness that is these cookies. (Not saying there’s not a market for cobcocks, just not here) Now the brownie crinkle cookie is not a … Continue reading Chocolate Orange Brownie Crinkle Cookies

Lockdown Blondies

Or are they brownies? Well they’re blondies that after 10 weeks of lockdown are now mostly brownies… When the salons open they’ll be full blondies again but for the meantime they’re embracing their delicious chocolatey roots. So like many, I have not had the super productive, glow up version of lockdown that I envisioned back in March. Now that the end is vaguely in sight, … Continue reading Lockdown Blondies

Spiced Chocolate Orange Babka Buns

I had never heard of babka before I started baking with kids and my eyes were opened to the amazing variety of different cakes and breads from the talented bakers of Instagram. Each year a lovely community of social media bakers take part in a bakealong that runs in line with The Great British Bake Off. You can recreate a bake from the show or … Continue reading Spiced Chocolate Orange Babka Buns

Maple Butter Pecan Traybake

Possibly my favourite traybake ever! I’m definitely a pecan person. I absolutely love them (especially at Christmas, covered in cinnamon sugar) but the kids don’t particularly rate them quite so highly…until this cake. I have recently discovered Moose Maple butter (a blend of maple syrup, butter and pinch of salt) and I couldn’t wait to try it in cake form: so this Maple Butter Pecan … Continue reading Maple Butter Pecan Traybake

Bacon Brie and Cranberry Quiche

Ahhh it’s Christmastime. Everyone is next-level busy but I’ve just about found a moment to type up this yummy quiche recipe! So as I know you’ve got lots on I’ll spare you the updates and skip straight to the recipe 😉 You will need a 23cm quiche or flan dish, well greased or lined with baking paper. Ingredients For the pastry 250g plain flour 125g … Continue reading Bacon Brie and Cranberry Quiche

Neapolitan Viennese Whirls

Viennese whirls are my all time favourite biscuits. Melt in the mouth buttery pieces of heaven. They are however, a bit of a faff. Our basic biscuits are easily whipped up and stand up well against plenty of toddler man-handling but Viennese whirls are a bit more fiddly. Trust me when I say though that they are worth the effort 100 times over. I’ve messed … Continue reading Neapolitan Viennese Whirls

Pumpkin, Bacon and Cheese Muffins

Somedays my kids will clear a plate of veggie chilli no questions asked. Other days I have to pretend the man reading the meter is the dinner inspector in order to get them to have a bite of fish finger. On those days when hoping for a well timed visit from the meter reader is your only option, it’s always worth getting the kids involved … Continue reading Pumpkin, Bacon and Cheese Muffins