Around a year ago now I had a devastating discovery. For a while I had been suffering with very bad stomach pains and after being fobbed off by a few doctors telling me it was either IBS or a gluten intolerance, I decided to take measures into my own hands. See, I knew it was neither of these conditions, but I just couldn’t work out for the life of me what it actually was. After months and months of trying to work out what was causing my awful tummy pains, I finally got to the bottom of it. Coffee. My all time favourite drink, my saviour in the mornings and my best friend during a bad day had turned against me, and it hurt. It hurt a lot.
My mum is quite honestly the queen of desserts. If you want a good pudding then look no further than Mrs Tracey Clark. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I think my mum is an all round good cook, but desserts are definitely her speciality. Key Lime Pie, her Raspberry Ice Cream Bomb and the famous Black Forest Trifle are just a few of my favourites. I did consider making one of these as this years Mother’s Day recipe, but then I decided that they are best left to the expert. Instead I decided to create a new dessert that I knew my mum would love, a Salted Caramel Pie!
Pancake day… what an amazing day of the year. A day when you can eat ridiculous amounts of pancakes and not get judged. A day when it is perfectly acceptable to have dessert for dinner and then even more dessert for dessert. A day where it is more than okay to consume a whole jar of Nutella alone, leaving us all wondering… why can’t every day be pancake day? What a beautiful world that would be!
For a few weeks now I’ve been wondering what on earth to post on my blog for Valentine’s Day. I’ve been seeing all sorts of fancy dishes popping up all over my Twitter and Instagram news feeds making me panic a little. At this rate perhaps I will have to make a seven tier wedding cake in order to stand out, I thought to myself. Luckily I quickly dismissed this idea, but I was still left with the dilemma of what I should make…
Another recipe to get you all into the festive spirit. This time it’s my Red Velvet Snowballs! With Christmas being my favourite time of year and cooking being my favourite hobby, well, all year round, I thought I’d make a special treat for you all to try this Christmas. Please don’t be daunted by the long method for this recipe. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t a little time consuming, but that doesn’t mean that they’re difficult to make. In fact, they’re really easy and as long as the cake isn’t overcooked then not much else can really go wrong!