Showing posts from September, 2015

No Bake Chocolate Strawberry Tart Recipe

Being a keen baker and to raise money for a good cause, I decided to do it again and organise this year's coffee morning at work. 

With such a great turn out last year, I decided to make something different :)
Now I can't take credit for this easy and wonderful recipe, as it is made by Home Cooking Adventure.  I used the same recipe except I added chocolate curls and toasted hazelnuts :)
Ingredients: 300ml of double cream  200g milk chocolate 100g dark chocolate 110g butter (melted) 40 Oreo biscuits (remove the cream) 2 tablespoons of toasted and chopped hazelnuts/pistachios (optional) Chocolate curls (optional)
How To Make: To make the base, place the Oreo biscuits and melted butter into a food processor and blitz until it combines. Put the Oreo base into a 20cm loose base flan tin and press it down with the back of a metal spoon. Freeze whilst making the filling. Heat the double cream in a saucepan till hot but don't let it boil. Pour it over the broken pieces of milk and dark chocolat…

Weekend Break in Cornwall

It was a little spontaneous (aka last minute) but with a few days of annual leave to spare, we decided to spend the weekend in Cornwall. 

The drive was a killer. Setting off at 8am, we were aware it was going to be a long drive (5 hours from home) but we weren't prepared to sit in more than an hour of traffic. We drove straight to Lizard & Kynance Cove, arriving there at 4pm.. A total of 8 hours of driving. To get back to our B&B was another hour, so let's just say a lot of miles were clocked.

The lane to this place was narrow and a little steep but it is best to get there  by car. You can park for free in the square, where there are a cluster of little shops selling ice cream and pasties or you can drive a little further down and park there for £1.40 per hour. We only had time to visit Lizard Point but it's a lovely place that overlooks the blue sea, rocky cliffs and you can walk around the green, grassy hills whilst taking in the fresh air. We stopped for a well des…