Christmas, Valentines

Mary’s Strawberry Pavlova

Pavlova conjures up so many memories of my childhood. We had pavlova for every family occasion - visitors, Communions, Christmas and Easters. It was always on the menu. Sometimes with kiwi or tinned fruit but they were never as popular as fresh strawberries. Mary, my Mum was a keen baker and made a mean Pavlova.… Continue reading Mary’s Strawberry Pavlova

Biscuits, Christmas

Gingerbread

🎄I've been asked a few times for a really good gingerbread recipe. It's a hard one to answer for me, as I am not a ginger fan🙈. Anyway, this year, I decided to try making gingerbread dough and enlisted a few taste testers to give their verdict. They liked it, so I'll take a leap… Continue reading Gingerbread

Biscuits

White Chocolate and Orange Cookies

This recipe caught my eye when I was flicking through a cook book. It sounds like such a yummy combo. I'm a big Rachel Allen recipe fan and have a number of her books. This is from 'Bake', which is one of her older books. She does a basic cookie recipe and then suggests a… Continue reading White Chocolate and Orange Cookies

Cakes & Bakes

Coca Cola Chocolate Cake

  Cake, Chocolate & Coca Cola. I have always been curious about combining the three but only got around to trying a recipe recently. I had saved a recipe by Sophie White, which was published in a weekend supplement months ago and decided my husband's birthday was the perfect opportunity to give it a whirl.… Continue reading Coca Cola Chocolate Cake