Posted in February 2012

Gooey Chocolate Pavlova

Gooey Chocolate Pavlova

I have no idea why, but I have had a craving for pavlova since Thursday night, so I just had to make one. This is my recipe for a very gooey chocolate pavlova with fresh cream, strawberries, mango and a few grapes on top. The pavlova almost turns brownie like in the middle which is just sooo … Continue reading

The Giant’s Steak Pie

The Giant’s Steak Pie

It’s less than a fortnight now until Fairytale Food is out and I’m now beyond excited about it! Here is the gorgeous illustration for the ‘Climbing the Beanstalk’ chapter – Jack is taking a breather halfway up the beanstalk and he’s tucking into some delicious dishes. Yelena Bryksenkova is the illustrator, please take a look at her blog and her … Continue reading

Eclairs, the first of many!

Eclairs, the first of many!

For some reason I’ve never made eclairs before. I think that’s probably because I’m always trying to be good and a nice fat choux bun full of Chantilly cream and topped with chocolate is something I just cannot resist. If I don’t make them, I won’t eat them – simples! But, then the other day I just thought … Continue reading

For someone you love…

For someone you love…

It’s that time of year again when people are dashing  about buying cards, expensive flowers and goodness knows what else, to show just how much they love that special someone in their lives. As far as food is concerned I think most of us have an ‘ultimate’ love recipe that we like to rustle up, and the … Continue reading

These shrimps will drive you potty…

These shrimps will drive you potty…

I’ve been in rather a fishy mood this weekend. As a result I’ve got a couple of dressed crabs which we’re just going to have with some salad tonight for dinner tonight, but I also got some already cooked and peeled brown shrimp which I’ve potted. I love potted shrimp – they are just so sweet … Continue reading

Easy Chocolate Cupcakes

Easy Chocolate Cupcakes

On Monday I’m going to be sharing one of the more romantic recipes from Fairytale Food for Valentines Day. My Prince Charming’s Kisses. These are gorgeous little Amaretto flavoured chocolates which are dipped in dark chocolate and coconut. They are really quick and easy to make and will make an ideal gift for your Valentine.  One of the ingredients for this … Continue reading

Coming soon to a book shop near you….

Coming soon to a book shop near you….

I’m so excited because it is less than a month until Fairytale Food hits the shelves! I realise that this is shameless self-promotion but there we are! And here, as a treat, is one of the stunningly beautiful illustrations that will feature in the book. I give you, Snow White. Yelena Bryksenkova  is the amazing illustrator responsible for all of … Continue reading