• Rocky Road
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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…

  • Sweets and Goodies

    Cake Chocolate

        Now I know you may think the title of this post is a typo….Cake Chocolate? Surely that should say Chocolate Cake…..well, actually NO!!! This is one of the easiest recipes ever!! FACT!! What makes this recipe so easy is using an ingredient which has already been mixed. I promise I haven’t lost my mind, but this recipe includes shop bought cake mix. Huh? Really?????……..yup, really!! You did read that right……. shop     bought     cake     mix!!!   I know, I know, but haven’t you all got enough to do over Christmas without making treat making more complicated than needs be? You’ll thank me for…

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    Strawberry Blondes

    Summer appears to have arrived in Surrey…..not sure for how long, but we’re being positive and saying it is NOW summer!   I’m ignoring the small blip of the torrential rain and thundestorm earlier, which I’m calling a ‘summer shower’, as the sun is again shining, the dogs are panting and we’re slowly melting (but not complaining….honest!!) So, with the arrival of summer the supermarkets are now full of bright and colourful soft fruits. Punnets of strawberries, raspberries, peaches and nectarines, blueberries and cherries greet you as you walk into the fruit and veg aisle and invite you to eat healthily.   Of course, after filling the trolly with fruit,…

  • 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.…

  • Sweets and Goodies

    White Chocolate Marshmallow Cups

    I’m very proud to be British, and why wouldn’t I be? Reasons I love being British: A good cup of Tea Victoria Sponge A Royal Family giving us extra holiday days last year and this The British music scene and Glastonbury Festival Digestives, Bourbons and Custard Cream biscuits Eastenders – enough to make anyone feel grateful for their lives A variety of weather we can talk about The full English breakfast (although I forgo the black pudding) and a good Sunday roast! I’m not saying its all great….we also have the boredom of the Premier League, Marmite and Jaffa Cakes but never mind…… However, sometimes I read blogs, written by…