Date Flapjacks

Probably the best thing you can do with porridge oats is turn them into gooey, sweet, buttery flapjacks. While the originals are easy enough to make and taste great on their own, I added in chopped dates to this version for a little extra decadence. The chopped oats turn the flapjacks into something more exciting…

27 Days Of Dry January (Almost There)

It’s been 27 days with no alcohol and I am not only incredibly smug about this fact, I also feel like a different person compared to a month ago. After an extended festive season it wasn’t hard to turn down the alcohol at the start of January and now after almost four weeks I feel…

Football Birthday Cake

I recently started working with a brilliant local charity called Free Cakes for Kids Hackney. It matches up willing volunteer bakers (like myself) with children who are in difficult situations who otherwise wouldn’t get a birthday cake. Requests for cakes are sent out every couple of weeks and for this one I was told the…

Chocolate Covered Flapjacks

Buttery, sugary flapjacks are indulgent enough on their own so adding a layer of chocolate isn’t really needed but that’s never stopped me before. The extra layer of chocolate finishes off this gooey flapjacks and takes them to the next level. Flapjacks are one of the easiest (and quickest) things to make as all you…

Chewy Date And Oat Cookies

Although cake is my one true love when it comes to sweet things, there’s always room for a cookie and they’re a whole lot more versatile than a a delicate sponge cake topped with buttercream and flowers. To start with you can make them in around 30 minutes and it’s really hard to get them…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

A cookie jar is something that one day I hope to have stocked at all times in case of emergencies, friends popping over unannounced or – let’s be honest – when I’m in need of something comforting and sugar-loaded to eat. There’s something ultimately reassuring about a cookie, which is oh so slightly larger than…

I’m Not Sure About You Dry January

It’s day seven and apart from a few periods of sickness I can’t remember the last time I willingly went this long without alcohol, and it feels really good (spoiler; this is a very smug post). In the past week the benefits have been almost immediate and it’s not been too much of a struggle…

Day Four Of Dry January…

It’s day four of January and that’s four days of having no alcohol, after a six-week long binge before Christmas with endless Christmas parties and festive meet ups. So far I am feeling pretty good. I have managed to get up early, make green juices every morning and even go to the gym twice –…