Vanilla Bean and Raspberry Muffins

I recently got tempted into buying some vanilla bean paste.  It isn’t something I’ve used before but it is meant to give the effect of having used whole vanilla pods but without the price tag. I make muffins quite a lot and use a basic recipe which I just modify depending on my mood or…

Chocolate Custard Tarts

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and I have to agree.  My husband and I recently celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary and I suspect dishes like this one have made it seem like an easy accomplishment for him!  To celebrate we went to an open air theatre and took…

Carrot and Sultana Muffins

I find it difficult to resist a bargain, especially when it comes to food.  Carrots aren’t the most exciting kind of bargain, but at 78p per kilo it was hard to say no.  Now I am adding them to everything because that’s quite a few carrots to get through with only two of you in…

Speedy Chocolate & Ginger Biscuits

Yesterday afternoon I had a couple of jobs to do around the house and as well as a cake to bake for the evening.  It should have been easy to get everything done in time but the trouble is I’m a bit of a Wimbledon addict, so of course I got sucked in to watching…

Cheeky Cheesecakes

Ever have the urge to make something but don’t have quite the right ingredients?  I had a sudden need for cheesecake this week, but knew it wasn’t going to happen given my lack of digestive biscuits and double cream.  However, I decided to improvise with what I had and the result was a lot less…