cakes and biscuits

cranberry and chocolate cake recipe

Tangy Cranberry Chocolate Cake

I once forgot that I still hadn’t cooked this cake, and served it ‘raw’ as it were – very solidly rich but still a success which just goes to show just how robu...
All about cannoli - where they come from, different fillings, recipe links

All About Cannoli

“Less is bore!” Thus commented the fabulous, fantastical designer Gianni Versace to the clean, sober, beige-loving designer Giorgio Armani.A marvellous ima...
chocolate chip cookie recipe

Childhood Chocolate Chip Cookies

"A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand" This month I’m off to the States and within minutes I’ll be back to my childhood. I was brought up in Montreal, Cana...
brownies with berries

Be-berried Brownies

This is not a recipe for brownie purists, but if you want a bit a zing and bitterness to cut through the richness and sweetness of the chocolate then this is an...
oatcakes recipe

Scottish Oatcakes

“’Do not the people in the north of England, Scotland and Wales live even now upon oaten cakes?’ ‘Yes, and from habit prefer them to bread made of wheat’” Ma...