Simple Family Chocolate Cake

It’s just me and Mr Roast Chicken in this household, but when I say ‘family’ you get the idea, right? I mean a big olde traditional chocolate cake with a proper, light sponge and loads of icing, inside and out. Something a 10 year old child would be delighted with. Just like we were. It’s…

Vegan Friendly Flapjacks

Vegan friendly or just nice if you like coconut! I adore coconut in all its forms. Stirred into creamy porridge, sprinkled on energy balls or ground up with heaps of sugar in a Bounty – I’m there. And my favouritest ‘cake’ in the whole wide world is flapjack. I love oats. I love the chewy…

Coconut Rich Energy Balls

Here’s another energy ball recipe, adapted from Deliciously Ella’s grand recipe. I had lots of desiccated coconut left over from when I made these lovely little treats, and I fancied a bigger hit of coconut in each bite anyway, so I just added lots more to the mix. They’re SUPREME for keeping you going between…

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

I don’t even want to begin this post without referencing Deliciously Ella. I’ve just bought her cookbook, and already made the Squash Risotto, which was delicious. As many people will know by now, since in a few year’s she’s become one of the biggest new foodies on the scene, she eats only plant-based food, making…

American – French Mashup Pancakes

Pancakes! I’m so glad that this year I remembered to make pancakes AFTER pancake day. Most years I forget all about them until that day comes around – and then wonder why I waited so long. I can never decide whether I like the delicate thin French pancakes with the crispy edges and the lightest…

Carrot and Hazelnut Oil Cake

Oh come on – don’t you just want to scoff those right up? I do 🙂 Mr Roast Chicken fancied some carrot cake the other day and being the kind hearted soul I am – I decided to oblige. I knew that carrot cake usually has vegetable oil rather than butter to keep it light…

Damson Crumble

Although not a massive pudding eater, preferring instead the savoury world of crisps and dips and cheese and biscuits; I do enjoy the odd home made sweet, and my favourites are crumbles. Apple made with half mush and half big chunks, plum with oats sprinkled over the crumble mix, rhubarb to celebrate the first fruit…

Oat and Banana Cookies

I nicked, but adapted this recipe from the wonderful Crumbs ladies. Their blog is here http://www.crumbsfood.co.uk but the recipe is from The Crumbs Family Cookbook. I used more chocolate than they have, and swapped honey for golden syrup as I think it’s nicer in biscuits. They turned out v yummy, a slightly chewy, oaty elevenses…

Banana and Walnut Loaf

Now I might sound like a fussy 8 year old – but I hate bananas. And love banana bread. No, I don’t really get it either. Could it be the texture of ‘real’ bananas – bit claggy? Anyway – this is a lovely gooey moist cake – the most frequent kind I make really. I…

8 Minute Chocolate Brownies

These take 8 minutes to prep – really. They’re adapted from a recipe in Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals. His have nuts and cherries in; these are plain and simple. I remember all the furore after the book was published, with lots of people complaining about not being able to make his complete meals in 30…