Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Avocado choc mousse

Avocado and chocolate in the same sentence??? Kind of hard to get your head around isn’t it? Can you think of any nicer way to eat something healthy and good for you than in a chocolate mousse??? Bring it on, I hear you say! Any time I mention the words avocado and chocolate in the same sentence, people turn their noses up BUT they are people who have never tried it. It is also possibly the quickest, simplest and healthiest chocolate mousse there is. Continue reading

Chocolate Oreo Brownies

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These are simply the best brownies EVER. They are so good that I had to check with certain people in my family before publishing the recipe as I wasn’t sure if they would object to me sharing it! They are pretty irresistible, so much so that when I made them last week I barely managed to grab a few photos before they nearly all disappeared!  When they are in the oven the house is filled with the wonderful, mouth-watering smell of chocolate. They have a wonderful soft, gooey texture and a delicious, rich chocolatey taste, and as if that wasn’t enough there are chunks of oreo biscuits in there as well. Is there anything better? Continue reading

Strawberry Meringue Ice Cream Cake


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Think strawberries & cream, strawberry ice cream and pavlova all combined into a delicious,  beautiful ice cream cake.  This is a recipe of Rachel Allen’s and is an absolutely “wow” dessert, easy to make and would not be out of place on the menu for any dinner party, special occasion or as a dessert for Christmas dinner.  The fact that it can be prepared ahead and kept in the freezer makes it a great choice for entertaining. All you have to do when you want to serve it, is take it out of the freezer, leave it for about 5 minutes, then decorate it with some fresh strawberries. Don’t be put off by the length of the instructions as each step is really easy. I do this in two stages – I make the meringues in the evening (after dinner) and then leave them to dry out in the oven overnight (with the oven door ajar). Then the next day whip the cream, whizz the strawberries and mix everything together . Continue reading

My Grandmother’s Orange Cream

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Ok so you are feeling under the weather, not sure what you want to eat but know you should eat something. What you need is my Grandmother’s Orange Cream. This recipe is one that has been handed down through the generations in our family and is the ‘go to’ dish for anyone who is ‘off’ their food or just not themselves. It is tasty, nourishing, goes down so easily and gently that you are guaranteed to feel a little bit better after eating it. Of course, you don’t need to be feeling ill to eat it, this is delicious any day of the week, in fact this is my daughter’s favourite dessert. Make it in one large bowl or in smaller individual bowls or glasses just like you would with jelly. Continue reading