Mocca flapjacks

Mocca flapjacksIf flapjacks sound too boring for you, try these mocca ones – they are so not your ordinary flapjacks! They are yummy and a little chewy, and you’re bound to reach for a second helping (and a third, and a fourth…)

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Chocolate orange bundt cake

Chocolate orange bundt cakeThis chocolate orange cake is moist and velvety. By making it in a bundt tin, it looks more interesting, too.

The cake is perfect for an indulgent afternoon tea and if there’s any left over, you can pop the pieces in the freezer.

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Berry pavlova

Berry pavlovaPavlovas are great desserts: their crunchy and gooey meringue base topped with luscious vanilla cream and lots of berries are bound to please everyone.

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Coffee banana pudding

Coffee banana puddingThis dessert has layers of yummy coffee-flavoured mashed bananas and creamy vanilla quark. If you’re feeling slightly naughty, try it as a decadent breakfast!

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Fruity breakfast scones

Photo of breakfast scones with some no-added-sugar strawberry fruit spread and half a strawberryThese breakfast scones are lovely and fruity: not only do they have dried apricots and sultanas in them, but I have also included some mashed banana. To start with, the banana was merely supposed to work as an egg substitute, but it turned out the scones actually tasted a lot better with it than when I made them with egg! See the recipe

Simnel cake

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Poached pears with mint chocolate sauce

Poaches pear with mint chocolate sauceWhen you have pears that are not fully ripe, this is the perfect dessert to make: the pears will turn soft as they are poached and become lovely and juicy. Top them with some smooth mint chocolate sauce and you’ll have a wonderful, yet super-easy-to-make, dessert. Read more…

Biscotti

BiscottiBiscotti are twice-baked dry biscuits from Italy. They are a great snack with your afternoon or morning coffee/tea.

This recipe is from my book No Naughties: Sweet treats without sugar, wheat, gluten and yeast. Read more…

Chocolate squares

Chocolate squares with some strawberry quartersI made some yummy chocolate squares this week. Tucking into some soft chocolate sponge topped with luscious chocolate spread has to be the ideal way to celebrate the National Chocolate Week – or any week for that matter… Read more…