Fruit and Nut Flapjacks

IMG_1652Again I am looking for quick wins in the kitchen with my little one still taking up a large amount of my time! These flapjacks are really simple to make and a great energy source. I have put apricots, raisins and chopped almonds in these but you could sub all of these for your fruit and nuts of choice.

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White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

White Chocolate and Cranberry cookies

Life has overtaken me in the past two months with the arrival of my little baby (who is amazing by the way) so my baking has been kept to a minimum but that is all going to change as she grows and finds a routine hopefully. Here is a little recipe I love to make in the 5 minutes I get to be in the kitchen at the moment and a great way to use up the dried fruit which may be lurking in the cupboard after Christmas.

These are inspired by an American favourite – the recipe was given to my husband by a chef on a business trip they were just so good he came home raving about them,here is my attempt!

A classic combination in the white chocolate and cranberry but with a deep flavour from  the brown sugar and honey. Super sweet and moreish. Remember this can be your base recipe for all american style cookies just change up the fillings Рthe cranberries can be repalced by dried blueberries or sour cherries or raisins soaked in a little bit of rum. Feel free to mix and match the nuts too!

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Soft Fruit Chocolate Brownies

fruit chocolate browniesAfter a bit of a baking break I’ve decided to share a twist on my classic brownie recipe by adding the last of the autumn berries. In our new house we have oceans of blackberry bushes in the back garden and this recipe makes full use of them. Read More…

Blackcurrant Frangipane Tart Recipe

Frangipane Tart RecipeAfter a major influx of summer fruit from my in-laws allotment I was looking for something other than jam to make. One of my favourite tarts to make is a pear and frangipane tart, here’s my twist on that recipe.

I served this up for my lovely new neighbours with a big thank you dinner party last weekend. This was made in advance and stays fresh for at least a few days. Read More…