The need for speed – every oven has a silver lining…

Well, actually, it’s aluminium foil. My search for time-saving tips from friends continues, and the latest suggestion comes from Bev, and revolves around lining things to avoid having to clean them. Good one. Nothing beats flowery drawers… She puts a clean, neat bit of foil at the base of her oven to catch stuff, but … More The need for speed – every oven has a silver lining…

Summer fruits, chocolate sauce, crème de cassis… oh, and sponge, obviously.

Clearly, this pudding is healthy, because it has fruit in it. Let no one tell you otherwise. Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: around 1 hour (if using ready-prepared Caramel) Serves: 8   Ingredients For the chocolate sauce base: 300g summer fruits 120g dark chocolate 397g tin Caramel (or condensed milk, boiled in its can … More Summer fruits, chocolate sauce, crème de cassis… oh, and sponge, obviously.

The quest for an outrageous sponge pudding continues…

I’ve had a strong desire for sponge puddings of late; something to do with the cold weather, I think. I’ve searched the net for new recipes, but keep finding ones involving things I’m a bit scared of (like suet…) or ones that require hours of steaming on the hob. I wanted something really easy, as … More The quest for an outrageous sponge pudding continues…