Happy New Year! I’m taking January slowly this year and focusing on doing what I love, and with that in mind I whipped up – quite literally – this Chocolate Brownie Meringue Cake. It’s just… *chef kiss* A gooey, chocolaty meringue base and a crunchy, chewy meringue topping. The perfect mix.
Emergency 4am Cookie Dough
I’ve been working on an ultimate cookie dough recipe for a while – one that’s easy and adaptable in terms of fillings – and I’ve finally settled on this one, which just so happens to work best when the dough’s frozen. A foolproof 4am cookie dough that’ll go from frozen blob to crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle cookie in 15 minutes…
Mini Blood Orange Cheesecakes
These miniature cheesecakes are a bit of a throwback to the horrendously 80s frozen cheesecake that my Mum and Dad used to buy down the freezer aisle when I was a kid (…and still do to this day). The parts are all there, I’ve just shrunk it down to cupcake size and given it a bit of a face-lift. The base is made from blitzed Biscoff biscuits, the baked cheesecake filling had that slightly tangy New York Cheesecake flavour, and then it’s all topped off with a vegetarian blood orange jelly (which is far easier to make than it sounds) and candied blood orange. Yum! They’re really easy to make and are a sweet way of treating your favourite people this Valentines Day.
Simple Sunday Morning Oat Loaf
Beans on Toast – is there anything finer? There’s always a healthy stash of tins of baked beans in my kitchen cupboard (none of that Branston nonsense; I’m a Heinz until I die kinda girl), it’s the bread that’s the trickier side to this duo. It’s got to be a doorstop wedge of fluffy, perfectly toasted bread to compliment a soggy slop of beans – which isn’t necessarily as readily available as it sounds. Thankfully, my husband’s taken up the only area of baking that I seriously struggle with and I’ve been finding myself drowning in homemade loaves (…definitely not complaining)…
London Fog Cake
Tell you what, my 2020 so far has been bloody spectacular (…are you picking up on the sarcastic subtext of that statement?). It’s been a howler so far, and so I shouldn’t really have been surprised that my first bake of the year turned out to be howler too…