Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

img_5048

I can’t believe that this is the first ever brownie post to appear on this blog – I’m a complete sucker for all things chocolate so this go to recipe ticks all the boxes. Soft, fudgy, gooey and stacked with milk and white chocolate, it’s a recipe that never lets me down.

Brownies are a super versatile dessert, serve with cream or chop into pieces and make your very own ice cream sundae complete with strawberries and chocolate sauce. I was making these brownies as a gift to give to colleagues as part of a hamper so I simply placed them into cellophane bags, wrapped around a little ribbon and voila – perfect little gift bags of chocolate heaven.

Continue reading

Garlic Dough Balls

img_0897

A short and sweet post for you today demonstrating how easy it is to make some of your restaurant faves in the comfort of your own home!

Any trip to Pizza Express is never complete for me without their dough balls – I can’t resist not ordering them, especially with the addition of the garlicky butter. So I thought what better than to try and recreate this at home. Now, I hear you cry, is it really worth the effort?

Continue reading

Chocolate Swirl Buns

Last weekend I was immersed in the vortex of YouTube – you know those moments where you’re intending to watch just one video but end up 2 hours later still glued to the screen? Yup. That was me. However, there was one positive that came out of my marathon YouTube viewing – I came across Donal Skehan’s channel. He has a plethora of easy to follow recipe videos on his channel including both cooking and baking – and he’s not bad on the eye too making the videos that much more enjoyable to watch ;).

Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Over the summer I finally got to tick off one of my “to do’s” from my list – a trip to Brighton! I’ve haven’t been to Brighton in years so was super excited to finally be able to appreciate the sea and shops now that I’m older. It was a lovely day of aimlessly wondering around the town whilst basking in the rarely seen sun.

Now I can sense the confusion already – how on earth does Brighton relate to Chocolate Chip Muffins?? Well, whilst in Brighton I picked up these super cute paper muffin cases from a independent shop in the lanes. I fell in love with the pink polka dot pattern immediately and couldn’t wait to use them.

Continue reading

Biscoff Cake

fullsizerender-19

I very rarely dabble in the world of 3 tiered cakes but a special party meant I needed to produce something that had the WOW factor.

I was ready to take on the challenge but knew I wanted to bake something that was slightly different in flavour. After searching across the interweb, I came across this Biscoff cake recipe from Janes Patisserie (her blog is pretty awesome when it comes to playing around with flavours!) and I just had to give it a go.

Continue reading

Dessert Table #1

img_9480

I’m a big fan of dessert tables – give me a reason for a party and I’ll be the first person to jump up to create a table filled with desserts to fit the theme.

I think it makes the perfect addition to any party and I’m a sucker for taking something simple and transforming it to look pretty. Having a dessert table helps to give the room a focal point and keeps the guests waiting eagerly and on their toes till the table opens up!

Continue reading

Summer Berry Layer Cake

FullSizeRender (9)

With the sun out in full force, it can only mean one thing, evenings in the sunshine filled with BBQs, drinks and desserts! I always struggle to decide what to take along to gatherings such as these so when I stumbled across this berry cake online, I knew it would be the ideal item to bake for a summer party.

With layers of genoise sponge, cream and berries, it’s the perfect after dinner treat which will go down a storm with all the guests. Although the actual cake is quite tedious to make, once in the oven the assembling process is super easy and there’s nothing better than seeing a perfectly layered cake.

Continue reading