Chocolate and marshmallow cookie bites aka ‘mini sweet pizzas’


 They’re like little pizzas! – JD, 6 JD took charge in making these amazing little cookies that he dubbed ‘mini sweet pizzas’. Their base is our tried and tested chewy, soft chocolate cookies and we topped them with dark chocolate, marshmallows and sprinkles. Here’s how to make them. Ingredients 130g butter, softened 50ml/60g golden syrup […]

WeightWatchers cakes, bakes and other treats (review)


These are from WeightWatchers. They look good, don’t they? They taste good too. Except, of course, WeightWatchers want to help you gain or maintain control of your weight, so they’re small portions and they’re considerably lower in fat than many of the treat recipes I post. Worth noting, though, that they’re still quite high in sugar, so you […]

Chocolate orange cake bars


We could put orange in the batter! Chocolate and orange – a match made in heaven. These little cake bars are JD’s invention. They’re zingy, satisfying and delicious with a cuppa. This recipe makes 24 little bars. Ingredients For the sponge 200g caster sugar 150g slightly salted butter (plus a little more for greasing) 2 large […]

Roast vegetable mini galette with poached egg (less than £1 per head)


Here’s a deliciously satisfying recipe that’s well worth making for lunch. It’s sweet, roasted Mediterranean veg, wrapped in a buttery, crumbly pastry and topped with a lightly poached egg. It’s made using Freedom Food approved free range eggs (more on that later) and best of all, it feeds four for less than £1 a head. […]