Recipe: Afghans

Afghans are SUCH an understated biscuit. I think the reason for this is probably because the spectrum of afghans can be pretty wide, that is, store-bought afghans can taste very different to the ones wee grandma makes at home. In my opinion, homemade afghans are seriously the best, I can almost never resist. All store-bought…

Recipe: Triple Chocolate Brownie

This recipe is an absolute winner. I kid you  not, every time it goes down a treat. It is super important to not overcook it; in fact, if you were planning on serving it as a dessert with icecream, I would actually under cook it slightly so that it stays gooey and runny on the…

Recipe: Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

One  of the things I love most is waking up to the smell of freshly cooked muffins; now that I no longer live at home, if I want that smell I have to bake them myself. Which I don’t have a problem with, because it means I get to choose the flavour. Banana and chocolate…

Recipe: Peanut Brownies

Peanut brownies were my absolute favourite biscuit as a kid. I have fond memories of baking with my Mum on Sundays; my brother and I used to take turns choosing which kinds of cookie would feature in our school lunches the following week. Peanut brownies were always my go-to; it was an effort to persuade…

Recipe: Lemon and Coconut Cups

These delicious little gems are the best ‘cleaneats’ treat I’ve made to date. The lemon cream is just so tangy and refreshing, and the tarts as a whole are surprisingly filling. They are also pretty easy to make, especially as no oven is required. Also, the turmeric gives them a bright yellow colour, which could…

Recipe: Shortbread

A simple recipe in concept, but it can actually be quite hard to perfect the shortbread to exactly the way you want it. It is worth the effort though, because once you perfect it, it s a great biscuit to have over a cup of tea or coffee. If you want it to be more…

Marshmallow

Something different, fun and exciting to make is marshmallow! It seems like one of those things that would be difficult to make, and home-made marshmallow sounds so fancy; so if you can nail the technique you’ll go a little further in improving that dessert queen rep. Instead of vanilla, it is entirely possible to get…

Recipe: Ginger and Maca Cookies

I’m only a recent addition to the Maca fan club, but I’ve become a big one, and quickly. Maca powder is such a good addition to smoothies and cereal – and now, baking too! I made these tasty little cookies on the weekend, and all afternoon we had delicious smells of gingerbread wafting through the…