walnut and white chocolate spiced cookies.

walnut and white chocolate spiced cookies

These colder days are giving me the urge to bake.And the cosy evenings with blankets and candles are making me want to eat sweet treats with a cuppa or hot chocolate.So the temptation to whip up a fresh batch of cookies,when they only need cupboard essentials and less than 30 minutes is strong.This spiced cookie recipe has a delicious and warming base,with sweet half melted white chocolate against crunchy walnuts.Dreamy!

walnut and white chocolate spiced cookie recipe

chocolate and chestnut brownies.

Chocolate and Chestnut Brownies
Chocolate and Chestnut Brownie Recipe


An autumnal inspired brownie recipe that's perfect to enjoy curled up with a cup of tea.These indulgent chocolate brownies combine the rich flavours of dark chocolate,sweetness of milk chocolate pieces and nutty hints of chestnut.

Chocolate and Chestnut Brownies Recipe UK
Co-op Chocolate and Chestnut Brownies

I've used the Co-op Irresistible 70% Dark Chocolate for this recipe,which has both floral and spicy notes.Plus they're individually wrapped in beautiful gold paper,so you can enjoy them as an occasional,but decadent,treat.The Irresistible Milk Chocolate lived up to its name too.Made with carefully selected Peruvian cocoa,it has a smooth and creamy taste which makes it perfect to scatter into a brownie mix as a sweet contrast against the intense dark chocolate.


aubergine,paneer & sweet red pepper curry.

aubergine-paneer-sweet-red-pepper-curry-recipe

A super easy curry to make-ahead as a midweek meal,or simmer away on a weekend.This medium spiced vegetarian curry doesn't really have an origin as such.I was influenced by Indian and Thai flavours but on the whole it's pretty made up - why not eh!With a tomato base,the paneer and deliciously softened vegetables are flavoured with the likes of lime,red chillies,ginger,garam masala and fresh coriander.The dish is finished off with a crunch of peanuts and extra lime juice.I ate it with chopsticks just because it made the paneer fun to skewer,but there really are no rules here.If you're a fan of tikka masala and red Thai curries,you might just like this too.

aubergine-paneer-sweet-red-pepper-curry

reece's peanut butter cup macarons.

reece's peanut butter cup macarons

Some tasty little macarons made to taste just like your favourite peanut butter treat.Creating a Reece's Peanut Butter Cup style buttercream,which tastes like chocolate peanut butter,I've made some mini Reece's inspired macarons.Good luck trying not to eat the frosting right out the bowl...believe me it will be worth it.

reece's peanut butter macarons
reece's macarons recipe

my ultimate comfort bolognese.


A comforting Italian inspired bolognese recipe,ideal to batch cook for an easy midweek meal.Combining pork and beef mince,this hearty recipe goes towards your five a day with sweet,softened red peppers and slightly salty black olives.Serve up with your favourite pasta and a good grating of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.Though for me it has to be spaghetti.Classic.