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    Scrummy Rocky Road

    Rocky Road…..Chocolate, Biscuits, Marshmallows, and ANY other sweets and candies that YOU want to add. There are no hard and fast rules about Rocky Road, as long as it has the basic chocolatey base, you really can throw any sweet treat you like at it and it won’t ruin it. I often make Rocky Road for Fairs and Markets, and they are always, without doubt, THE most popular thing on the table. I always make twice as much as anything else, I make them with both Dark and White chocolate, and they always, always sell. The question I get asked a lot is “what’s in them?”, and my standard answer…

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    Cranberry Flapjacks

    Haven’t got much time this winter? Christmas is coming and its all go, go, go…..but you need something home-baked to get you through it all. Take a small break from all that Christmas planning………   Looking for an easy but scrummy recipe to bake? Then this recipe is perfect for you! Our delicious Cranberry Flapjacks are quick and easy to make and perfect if you haven’t got much time on your hands. They are packed with juicy dried cranberries and baked to perfection. Cranberry Flapjacks Ingredients: 110g Brown Sugar 110g Butter 1 Large Tbsp Golden Syrup 285g Porridge Oats 100g Dried Cranberries (or any other dried fruit you fancy –…

  • Biscuits and Cookies

    Lemon Crumble Bars

    If you live in the UK, There are 2 things you can’t have failed to have noticed this summer: 1. The Olympics are nearly upon us – yep, London 2012 will be opening in just a weeks time. 2. It hasn’t stopped raining for what seems like forever!!   Firstly the Olympics. Personally I’m very excited. We get TV Olympic coverage at a time of day I’m not in bed, sleeping. But then I don’t live near the Olympic Village. I do however, have a ‘proper’ job at a big Dance Shoe Company, and the factory and offices are based in Hackney. Oh…. My…. Life…..how much things have changed in…

  • Cakes

    Diet Cola Cupcakes with Brown Sugar and Cola Frosting

    How many times have you gone for a takeaway, ordered a mahoosive burger, a portion of chips and diet drink and then realised how ridiculous your meal looks – lashing of fat, but hold the sugar! But the diet drink makes the burger more angelic…..doesn’t it? That’s you having will power….right?   Well these cupcakes are just like that! And I mean they actually have a diet drink in them, which means you need less sugar (lets forget the butter content eh?) These cakes came at the end of the Diamond Jubilee weekend, where we had had a house full of guests, some with sore heads in the morning and…

  • Biscuits and Cookies,  Sweets and Goodies

    Chocolate Cream Cheese Butter Bars

    This is what you get when 2 worlds collide! Last year, the people of England (well women mainly) were up in arms when their beloved and quintessentially English chocolate brand Cadburys was sold the the US giant Kraft. Terror hit the country as the worry that a bar of Dairy Milk would somehow change in taste and texture, that a Wispa would would no longer be tiny bubbles joined by light milk chocolate, but would somehow be tranformed into a dark Hershey type chocolate. Seriously, the British female population was gripped by fear…… ……but of course there was nothing to worry about. Dairy Milk still tastes like Dairy Milk, a…

  • Sweets and Goodies

    Cream Cheese Frosting

    Cream Cheese Frosting….easy?! You’d think so eh? After all it’s a basic frosting, so it should be easy! But for ages – and I mean ages and ages – I was totally incapable of making a Cream Cheese Frosting without buttery lumps in it, didn’t slide right off of the cake, or wasn’t so sweet it made your teeth ache just looking at it! But then a couple of months ago, I made another attempt at it, and I cracked it! I made some great Cream Cheese Frosting. So I wrote down the instructions, to make sure I always made great Cream Cheese Frosting. Yay….easy after all!! But then, a…

  • Recipes - tried and tested,  Sweets and Goodies

    Salted Caramel with White Chocolate…..was meant to be Salted Caramac

    There was a series of events that happened this week, which lead to this post: 1. I was home alone with full control of the TV remote 2. This meant I could watch The Brits without any tutting from the hubster 3. This made me feel intensely old…..for 2 reasons. Firstly I didn’t know half the artists because they are bright young things, and secondly the Lifetime Achievement Award went to one of my all time fave bands, Blur. They were first in the charts whilst I was at college – thus I am old!! Aside: I also fell in love with Adele – the woman girl is awesome!! 4.…