Easy banana bread

I have a confession. I’m a dessert addict. Which means I’m always on the prowl for healthy(ish) sweets that I can devour without guilt. And if they’re easy to make, it’s a big bonus. This banana bread recipe is made with coconut oil instead of butter. It’s also a one bowl recipe. So, win-win? Ripe bananas, a smattering of salt, a…




Chocolate brownie cookies

This chocolate brownie cookie (wow that’s a mouthful) is for those with a sweet tooth and a chocolate addiction. Can’t decide if you want a crunchy cookie or a fudgy brownie? Have both.  This recipe is adapted from the Smitten Kitchen blog. RECIPE NOTES: The original recipe calls for 115 grams of unsweetened chocolate. I…




Chocolate chunk granola bars

Remember those memes about hungry people and their ridiculous behaviour on an empty stomach? Well, that’s me! So granola bars are the perfect snack to carry around in anticipation of such emergencies. Not sure what I’m on about? No problem, here are a couple of popular memes:   The great thing about making your own…




Blueberry buttermilk muffins

Have you ever wondered what the differences are between muffins and cupcakes? Apart from the obvious – one is an acceptable form of breakfast while the other is clearly in the dessert zone. There are plenty. Muffins have a craggy texture with a 2:1:1 flour, fat and sugar ratio. The batter is thick and the…




Paul Hollywood’s potato pugliese

Paul Hollywood’s fail-safe potato and rosemary focaccia Pugliese is a rustic Italian bread that pairs beautifully with fresh salads. Or just use it to mop up some good quality balsamic vinegar. RECIPE Ingredients 500g strong white flour 5g salt 20g dried active baking yeast 300ml lukewarm water 4 baby potatoes, sliced thinly olive oil (see…