Glastonbury goodies

Baked these tonight for my other half (a savoury alternative to the obscene amount of confectionary he is also taking with him!) These are cheese, courgette & chilli flapjacks with a hint of marmite and cayenne. Hope they go down well!

Newcastle bound

Off to Newcastle today for a weekend of relaxing, eating, going to a rugby match (not my choice of activity but I’ll go with it, apparently it’s a big one), and seeing family and friends!

This zingy lime drizzle loaf cake is coming with us. Really simple to make and is lovely to eat cold / at room temperature with a cup of tea or warm with some cream for dessert! Next time I think I will try adding some coconut or spices to add a twist on it (this is usually how my dishes begin!)

Chocoholic Cookies

Although I live with a chocoholic, we still had plenty of Easter eggs to consume so yesterday I turned various leftover chocolate into these Triple Chocolate Cookies 🍫🍪

They’re very simple to make and a proper squidgy cookie in texture – I personally like them to be quite cakey rather than crisp and biscuit-like, but you could just make them smaller and flatter and leave them in the oven for longer if you wanted to!

Nostalgic Sunday Bake

Yesterday I baked these Orange & Cranberry Flapjacks which will be great as a mid-morning or afternoon snack throughout the week (or even breakfast!).

They’re darker in colour than a typical flapjack due to using dark brown sugar, which also makes them taste quite caramel-like. There’s also some marmalade in there which adds to the slightly bittersweet flavour, which I personally really like as my taste for sugar has lessened over the years!

I haven’t made flapjacks in so long, it was nice to create one of my favourite childhood treats with a bit of a twist!

Savoury Muffins

As well as making a batch of brownies with a fraction of the obscene amount of free chocolate I got from work, I’ve baked these Pear, Blue Cheese & Walnut Savoury Muffins.

After having a delicious plate of blue cheese with caramelised walnuts & honey at Porta in Altrincham last night, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the one remaining pear and small bit of blue cheese left in my fridge… pop them into a muffin mix with some chopped walnuts, and a cheddar crumble on top.

Can’t wait to try them for lunch today with a fresh salad.