Chocolate Drizzle Flapjack

Last weekend I got my bake on and decided to make some flapjacks. I’ve never made them before so I thought I’d have a go seeing as though they are a slightly healthier option apposed to your cakes and cookies (I’d like to think so anyway – hello oats & dates!). Considering it was my first try and I went off my own made-up measurements, my flapjacks tasted pretty good despite being a little dry. I think I added a few too many oats so I’ve adjusted the recipe below to make them perfect. Here’s what you need and how to do it…  View Post

Chocolate Birthday Cake

One of my earliest memories involves me helping my mam bake jam tarts and getting covered in flour. With this in mind, I’ve always been a keen baker but since leaving college and entering the working world, I’ve neglected the kitchen. However, now that I’ve got my own house and spend much more time in the kitchen cooking meals, I’ve fallen in love with baking all over again!   View Post

Jamie Olivers ItalianLast weekend me and my family travelled up to Newcastle for a night away and a day of shopping. My mum had booked a table for the six of us to try Jamie Oliver’s Italian near the monument in the centre of Newcastle which we were all really looking forward to. I took my trusty camera with me, all set to take some photographs and write a review, so here it is! View Post

PizzaSo earlier this week I had a bit of a mare when it came to tea time. After planning to have steak for tea and forgetting to take it out of the freezer to defrost before leaving for work, I had to improvise with what I had in my cupboards to make something else. I came across some mini pizza bases that I bought a while ago and decided to conjure up something tasty using some fresh ingredients from my fridge. View Post

Nutella Chocolate TrufflesLast Friday we had our annual bake off at work to help raise money for Children in Need. Instead of going down the traditional cake route, I thought I’d try making something I’ve never attempted before – chocolate truffles. After receiving a large jar of personalised Nutella for my birthday, I decided to make use of it and make some scrummy truffles with an added kick. View Post