More Coconut Cookies Please!

Allergen-Free Chocolate Cupcakes with "Buttercream" Frosting

 Beware: lots of pictures ahead. I just couldn't resist....more

Scottish Shortbread

 This week we will be celebrating Robert Burns birthday, 25th January and we will be hosting a Burns Supper, SupperClub, here at our home in France, a number of friends book to come along to our 'underground restaurant' to enjoy the various meals/menus that we create.This week we have 17 people joining us for Burns Supper, 11 of them French and they want to try Haggis (national dish of Scotland), I will post the details of the menus and recipes later in the week as I prepare them for Saturday evening....more

Italian Meringue

This is the recipe for Italian Meringue, it has many uses as it is more stable than the typical French Meringue, as the egg whites are 'cooked' due to the hot sugar syrup.You'll need...more

Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Chocolate Fudge Brownies

 So this week I was invited to a friends house, she was hosting a Candle Party. A good excuse to have a few friends around for a nice afternoon, you can sit and enjoy the show,  do a little bit of shopping and of course for the host she can earn some money....more

Decorated Tufted Heart Sugar Cookie

 You know you have achieved cake/cookie decorating mania when you see a comforter online and it inspires you to recreate the effect on a cookie (this technique could be constructed on a cake as well). I was extremely pleased  how eloquent the final result looked. My first thought was how nice they would be for Valentine’s Day, however they are detailed, fragile and time consuming. The tufted heart cookie would be better suited for a......more

Peanut Butter Sweet Rolls with Milk Chocolate Glaze

Yeasted Dough Rolled with a Brown Sugar Peanut Butter Filling, and Drizzled with a Milk Chocolate Glaze.  These Sweet Rolls make an extra special Breakfast Treat!I'm married to a control freak.It sounds like a bad thing, but most of the time, I really like it....more

Franco Manca Pizza-Making Masterclass in Chiswick, West London

Photo credit: Nancy Anne Harbord...more

Piping Buttercream Roses and Swirls Using Open Star Tip

With the playoff games tomorrow, being from Denver, and a Payton Manning fan we are having a small get together. Everyone loves my rose buttercream cupcakes piped on my rose flavored cupcakes. It might be the rose liqueur. I thought I would share a short tutorial on using the Wilton 1M piping tip/nozzle. I prefer the roses, but the guys tend to eat the swirls first (there is more frosting)! Go Broncos..unless your a Patriot’s fan. ...more