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Cakes, Desserts

Chocolate Chip Strawberry Shortcake

Chocolate Chip Strawberry Shortcake is such an easy recipe. Not only is it easy but it is delicious too. Shortcake is similar to the British style of scone and it is perfect to fill with fruits and cream as a dessert. For these particular shortcakes I use some chocolate chips to add a little extra […]


Financiers – Quick & Easy

Financiers – Quick and Easy are perfect little almond cakes. Financiers originate in France and are most often made in a mold which is shallow and shaped like a gold bar. Although they existed beforehand the shape and popularity of the name seems to derive from when they were enjoyed by those who worked in […]

Cakes, Desserts

Delicious Boston Cream Pie

This delicious Boston Cream Pie is simply perfect. It is a cake, rather than a pie and got its name from the days when cakes and pies might be made in the same pans. It has two layers of hot milk cake with a layer of a thick and rich custard. The top is a […]

Cakes, Desserts

Lime Pie With Italian Meringue

This Lime Pie With Italian Meringue is just perfect. It has a wonderful biscuit pie crust, made with digestives. The a rich lime custard which is sweetly tart fills the pie crust. Once set the pie has a silky smooth and fluffy Italian Meringue on the top. Altogether it makes a perfect dessert. Although I […]

Cakes, Desserts

Easy Chocolate Cake & Frosting

Easy Chocolate Cake & Frosting has both dark chocolate and cocoa in the rich cake, With a silky smooth milk chocolate in the frosting itt makes a delicious treat. As the title infers this is a very easy cake to make. It does take time, but much of that is waiting for the cake to […]

Stove top/Savoury

Minced Beef Potato Pancakes

Minced Beef Potato Pancakes are oh so tasty potato pancakes. They crispy on the outside, smooth and creamy on the inside, and filled with flavoursome minced beef. They are also quite easy to make, though it does take some time. That time is well spent though, since the result is so tasty. The ingredients list […]

Pies, Tarts

Cherry Hand Pies – Cherry Turnovers

The title of this post, Cherry Hand Pies – Cherry Turnovers needs just a little explanation. Hand Pies are popular in North America. They can be made with a variety of pastries types. They are usually square or round, depending on preference. Turnover are similar and are very popular in the UK. They usually made […]

Stove top/Savoury

Rich Shepherd’s Pie

This Rich Shepherd’s Pie is such a hearty meal. Shepherd’s Pie originates in the UK, though there is a French dish which is very similar. In the past the dish would have been made with lamb leftover from a sunday roast. But these days it is very common to use uncooked minced lamb. Although I […]