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Sunday, 14 February 2016

Popping Candy Hearts...

Happy Valentines day!!

Hope you have a lovely day. 

I made these popping candy hearts for Valentines Day.

They are so much fun :)

You will need:
  • 100g Dark chocolate
  • 4 small packets of popping candy
  • 50g Rice Krispies 
  • 50g Mini marshmallows 


Thursday, 23 January 2014

Almond Chocolate Valentines Tart...

Almond Chocolate Valentines Tart...

Serves: 6-8

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Warm Date And Chocolate Valentine Pots...

Warm Date And Chocolate Valentine Pots...

Serves: 6

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes


Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Orange Chocolate Flapjacks...

My daughter was off school today ill :(  

So with nowhere and it snowing again, I decided to do some baking :( 

Here is what I came up with today to finish off the mixed peel from Christmas...


Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Strawberry Shortbread Hearts...

Spoil the one you love with this Valentine's Day recipe...

Makes 12 biscuits

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins


Sunday, 10 February 2013

Brandied Chocolate Truffles...

Chocolate truffles with a surprise raspberry center to melt even the most unromantic of hearts.

Makes 24Preparation time: 45 minutes
Chilling time: 4½ – 5 hours


Saturday, 9 February 2013

Valentine Love Heart cakes...

I use to love, love, love, love heart sweets when I was little. Could not eat them, fast enough.
Ripping the packaging off to see what the next one said.


Friday, 8 February 2013

Chocolate Fondue...

Made in minutes, pour this wonderfully luxurious fondue into a pretty heart shaped cup or keep hot in a mini fondue bowl with a burner.

Serves 2

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Valentine Strawberries On A Heart Of Krispy Cake...

Made these with the children and they loved them. As soon as they were set and ready to eat, they disappeared!

Time to make some more!!

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Blueberry Valentine Hearts : Easy To Make...

Easy to make yourself Valentine chocolates. These were so easy to make and looks like they've come from the shops!!

 My two oldest sons both said "they look good have your brought them?!!"

 My husband said "wow did you make the chocolate too, " 

"Hold on a minute" I said, "I'm not that good" ...

These are so much fun and the blueberries pop when you bite them against the chocolate. Now off to see how to make some chocolate to really impress him.

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes ...

Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes ...

Make these easy, no cook cheesecakes the night before and leave in the fridge.

If you have room, there are some spare for second helpings or just freeze the extras with a little pot of blueberries for another time.

Makes 8
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 4-5 minutes
Chilling time: 5 hours or overnight


Thursday, 9 February 2012

Creative Thursday-Valentine Linky....

Creative Thursday Special- With only a few day's to Valentines day  here is some great ideas to try and if you have a valentine post just add it to the hop....

Pink Valentine Cake
I Heart You Tarts


Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Beetroot & Vanilla Cup Cakes With Rose Butter Icing...

Beetroot and Vanilla Cup Cakes With Rose Butter Icing...

Makes 12 cupcakes
Preparation time: 45 minutes, plus drying time
Cooking time: 20 minutes


Sunday, 5 February 2012

Pink Valentine Cake....

Pink Valentine Cake....

This week I made this cake for my husband and children!! Sharing it with the ones I love!!

Before topping had set

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Viva Strawberry & Cinnamon Toasties...

The prefect breakfast in bed recipe! Surprise your Valentine with this easy yet impressive toastie, which is also delicious made with fruit bread.

Serves 2
Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 5 Minutes

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Pink Grapefruit And Greek Yoghurt Soufflé With Passion Fruit...

Pink Grapefruit And Greek Yoghurt Soufflé With Passion Fruit...

A hot, well risen soufflé fresh from the oven always impresses dinner guests. Teamed with pink grapefruit juice and passion fruit, this is the ultimate winner for a steamy Valentine desert!

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 12-14 minutes
Serves: 2

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Pistachio and raspberry love hearts....

Pistachio and raspberry love hearts. Valentine special.
These wonderfully indulgent meringue hearts are sure to melt your Valentine’s heart.

They have been piped into shape; if you don’t have a piping bag, spread into heart shapes with a round bladed knife. The meringues can be made the night before and kept in cool dry place. Add the cream and raspberries about 45 minutes before serving.

Serves 2Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Finishing time: 10 minutes

  • 1 egg white
  • 50 g (2 oz) caster sugar plus 1 tablespoon
  • 15 g (1/2 oz) pistachio nuts, very finely chopped
  • 100 ml (31/2 fl oz) double cream
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 2 tablespoons sparkling white wine, optional
  • 100 g (4 oz) raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon redcurrant jelly
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

  1. Preheat the oven to 110°C, 225°F, gas mark half.
  2. Draw 4, 8 cm (31/2 inch) heart shapes on to a piece of non-stick baking paper then use to line a baking sheet.
  3. Whisk the egg white in a large bowl until stiff but still moist looking peaks and you feel confident enough to turn the bowl upside down without the egg whites sliding out.
  4. Gradually whisk in the 50 g (2 oz) sugar, a teaspoonful at a time until it has all been added then whisk for two more minutes until very thick and glossy.
  5. Fold in the pistachio nuts then spoon the mixture into a piping fitted with a 1 cm (1/2 inch) plain piping tube. 
  6. Pipe a border around each heart shape then fill in the centres of two of them. 
  7. Use any remaining mixture to make a spare heart in case of breakages.
  8. Bake for about 1 hour or until the meringues are firm and can be peeled off the paper easily, then leave to cool still on the paper.
  9. When ready to serve, whisk the cream with the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar and the lime rind until just beginning to hold its shape then gradually whisk in the wine, if using, until thick once more.
  10. Transfer the filled in meringue hearts to a serving plate, top with the cream then arrange the raspberries on top, adding the heart shaped frames at an angle. 
  11. Warm the redcurrant jelly with the lime juice in a small bowl in the microwave for 10-20 seconds then stir until smooth. 
  12. Drizzle over the raspberries just before serving.

There will be loads of Spring berries from Spain around for Valentine’s ....

Recipe and photo credit by - Seasonal Berries


Thursday, 26 January 2012

Flamed Strawberry and Chocolate Crepes...

Flamed Strawberry and Chocolate Crepes...

Preparation Time: 30 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins

Serves 2

Almond Heart-Shaped Biscuits...

Almond Heart-Shaped Biscuits...


Raspberry Shortcake Hearts...

Raspberry Shortcake Hearts...

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