Five Reasons Giving Up Booze For January Is Bad For You

It’s nearly the new year and that means it’s time for big changes and resolutions and for the first time in my 30 years on the planet I’ve decided to give up alcohol for January. This is largely due to the fact I’m getting married this year in eight months’ time and am in need of a health boost to kick off the wedding diet. … Continue reading Five Reasons Giving Up Booze For January Is Bad For You

Twelve Top New Year’s Eve Cakes

It’s almost New Year’s Eve and that means it’s time to celebrate the end of another year and what better way to do so than with cake? Let’s be honest, the past 12 months haven’t been the greatest, from Brexit to Trump and a weirdly high number of celebrity deaths. But 2016 is almost over and to mark the occasion of a year passing, here … Continue reading Twelve Top New Year’s Eve Cakes

Ginger and White Chocolate Christmas Tree Cake

Last year on a whim I bought a Christmas-tree shaped cake tin (probably after watching Love Actually for the 100th time) and recently tried it our with a ginger and white chocolate sponge. You can use any tin you own, but there is something quite special about using the tree-shaped tin, although there’s not much use for it the rest of the year. I needed … Continue reading Ginger and White Chocolate Christmas Tree Cake

Christmas Gingerbread Biscuits

Nothing says Christmas more than the smell of gingerbread and cinnamon floating around your house while you’re doing something festive such as decorating the tree with baubles. Gingerbread is a Christmas staple and if yours don’t get eaten straight away, they make an excellent tree decoration (be warned they won’t last long). The biscuits are also a good staple for when unexpected guests turn up … Continue reading Christmas Gingerbread Biscuits

Apple and Cinnamon Bread and Butter Pudding

There’s something a little bit special about bread and butter pudding which brings back endless childhood memories, some good – eating the creamy spongy pudding on a cold winter’s night – and some bad – being forced to eat it something resembling the dish for school lunches. Hands up – I’ve never been a fan of the traditional raison-filled pudding and I’d usually go for … Continue reading Apple and Cinnamon Bread and Butter Pudding

Christmas Party Cake Pops

Christmas is the season for indulgence in pretty much every form; cakes, chocolate, cheese boards, you name it, and what better way to celebrate the season than with cake pops? We recently hosted a Christmas drinks party for all of our friends and with a tiny flat we had to think of clever ways to fit everyone in (it did get very cosy). I made quite … Continue reading Christmas Party Cake Pops