Chocolate dipped chocolate shortbread by Martha Kearney

This was another fantastic recipe from the last episode of the Comic Relief Bake off - Martha Kearney's Chocolate dipped chocolate shortbread!  Basically posh 'fork' biscuits - which most of us made as children!  Super yum!! 😀 Chocolate dipped chocolate shortbread Ingredients 225g/8oz butter 140g/5oz caster sugar 1 free-range egg yolk 2 tsp vanilla extract 250g/9oz plain flour 25g/1oz cocoa powder pinch salt... Continue Reading →


Comic Relief Bake Off – Claudia Winkleman’s Soft chocolate cookies

I have really enjoyed the Comic Relief Bake Off this week and tonight I watched the last episode on which Claudia Winkleman was absolutely hilarious!  My favourite recipe was this one for 'It's the inside that counts' chocolate cookies and this is a recipe I will definitely be trying these out:  These chocolate cookies are... Continue Reading →

Spiced Parsnip Soup

  I had a couple of Parsnips left over from Boxing Day and decided to make them into a lovely warming soup in this wonderful wintry weather; I came across this Jamie Oliver recipe and it's now chilling in the fridge! Serves 3, ProPoints per serving= 2 Ingredients olive oil spray 1/2 onion, peeled and... Continue Reading →

My favourite – Green bean & Sesame Salad

This is one of my favourite salads or side dishes to go with almost anything - I am completely obsessed with cold green beans they are one of the most scrumptious things I have ever had! Ingredients 500g fine green beans, trimmed Small bunch of fresh mint Small bunch of fresh flatleaf parsley 1 tsp... Continue Reading →

Spiced Arancello

I wanted a really festive version of limoncello, after my ginger wine failed to produce the required results and as usual BBC Good Food had the answer - this amazingly delicious and fabulous liquer can be drunk straight in a shot, or can be used in cocktails or to create very festive bellini's if added... Continue Reading →

New Year’s recipes; Mint Pea Soup & Pea and Parsley Risotto

Welcome to 2013 ! It has been a wonderful new year so far, seen in at a lovely house in Wales with great friends, an incredible curry buffet and fabulous cocktails! 🙂 Sadly the huge amount of baking and eating(!) I have done during the latter part of 2012 and the festive season, I find... Continue Reading →

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