Cross section of Strawberry Chocolate Cheesecake Icebox Cake.

Strawberry Chocolate Cheesecake Icebox Cake

When the weather is stinking hot and you’re invited to dinner in a friend’s backyard and you’ve promised to bring a dessert, you look for something that doesn’t involve turning your oven on. If you’re still in Covid restrictions and weekend shopping can sometimes involve lining up (in aforementioned stinking heat) and you just don’t … Read more

Closeup slices of almond and fruit bread.

Tuesdays with Dorie: Natasha’s Mum’s Fruit and Walnut Bread Bars from Dorie’s Cookies

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies was one I’d been intrigued with since I saw the name. Anytime it’s “mum” as opposed to “mom”, you know it’s got something to do with England or Australia. And, indeed, Natasha (of the recipe’s name) is Australian. And this recipe is her mum’s. Dorie says: … Read more

A slice of blueberry lemon pound cake on a plate with whipped cream and fresh blueberries next to aloaf on a cutting board with two slices.

Blueberry lemon pound cake

I don’t know about you but life it pretty complicated these days so when it comes to food, I’m trying to keep it simple. From meals to snacks, anything not fussy or complicated is most welcome at my table right now! In terms of ingredients, I don’t want to have to hunt down anything that’s … Read more

Individual bakewell tarts on a tray and cooling rack with a blue, red and beige napkin.

Iced Bakewell tartlets

I started thinking about Bakewell Tarts when I saw them recently on The Great Canadian Baking Show. The challenge in the show was to make a full-sized tart and the bakers experienced varying degrees of success. I have to say, whilst a full-sized version of any dessert is always impressive to serve, I MUCH prefer … Read more