Fruit Crumble

Fruit crumble is a real winter favourite pudding. The soft, warm and often spiced fruit covered with a crunchy, sweet, perhaps nutty crumble topped with cream is a perfect way to top off a Sunday roast. This is a basic apple recipe but I’ve given you some variations below. Apple Crumble Serves 6 – 8…

Banofee Pie

Banofee Pie is gooey and gorgeous and almost better the next day.  Ingredients 3 ripe medium sized bananas 150ml cream (whipped)  2 squares of chocolate (for grating)  1/8 teaspoon fresh vanilla (optional)  For the toffee sauce: 50g butter  100g dark brown sugar Tin of condensed milk For the base: 300g packet of digestive biscuits  125g…

Rhubarb and Strawberry Compote

If you freeze in your rhubarb you can enjoy this anytime of year. Ingredients 2 cups of rhubarb, cut in 1 inch pieces 2 cups of strawberries, hulled and halved 2 cups of sugar 2 cups of water Method Place the sugar and water into a large saucepan over a medium heat, stirring until the…

Mars Bar Mousse

Last Saturday I had four lovely ladies over for supper. There was a definite requirement for chocolate to feature on the menu – but given this was the fourth course it needed to be small. I found a recipe on bbcgoodfoodshow.com for Mars Bar Mousses. The recipe was quick and easy – they were very…

Magic in Marlow

A couple of years ago we visited the Hand & Flowers in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Uniquely it is a pub with two Michelin stars. Our first experience was good enough for us to make a detour last week…Tom Kerridges famous thrice fried chips lingered in our memory. We were surprised and a little disappointed to see…

Tooty Fruity – Simple Fruit Treats 

Berry Compote A really lovely quick dessert all year round which adults and children both love is a fruit compote. It’s so simple – just place equal quantities of sugar and water in a saucepan, one cup if serving 4, two cups if serving a larger amount. Bring to the boil, stirring to dissolve the…

Nigellas Coffee Walnut Layer Cake

Mr Not Posh had a (very) significant birthday today. He’s not a sweet man – correction, he’s a very sweet man but he’s not a dessert man, so when asked what cake he might fancy I thought a coffee cake might do the trick. My mum was hosting tonight, aided by the aunt of the…

Nanas Pavlova

My nana was my first true love. She is not so well these days and I don’t get to see her too often but every time I open my cookbook there she is – with a twinkle in her eye and her cheeky dimple peeking up at me from the pages. Nana was also my…