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How do you eat copious amounts of raw cookie dough without feeling like a glutton? Put it inside another dessert of course! This delicious no-bake cheesecake is absolutely packed with balls of cookie dough and chocolate chips, topped with lashings of milk chocolate ganache and a perfect swirl of, you guessed it – MORE cookie dough! If this doesn’t hit the cookie dough craving I don’t know what will. Is raw cookie dough safe to eat? This one is! The recipe for the cookie dough doesn’t contain any eggs, and you can heat treat the flour as well if you…

Strawberry Custard Tarts are an absolute classic and when done well they are just unbeatable. These tarts have a shortcake pastry base, are filled with a silky custard filling and topped with fresh strawberries and a sticky sweet strawberry glaze. In Scotland, there is a classic little strawberry tartlet which is a staple in every bakery, it’s filled with whipped cream and topped with just one strawberry and the most delicious strawberry glaze which I tried to replicate in this recipe. It was my favourite when I was a kid. I would always save the sticky strawberry til the end,…

The festive season may be over but I am so not ready to stop consuming copious amounts of Baileys! This Baileys Chocolate Mousse is rich, silky, chocolatey, and has a nice hard kick of that unmistakable Baileys flavour. This is a great recipe to make for a dinner party because you prepare it ahead of time and let it chill in the fridge while you prepare all your other food. It’s also an impressive dessert which is deceptively easy to make. Baileys Chocolate Mousse is Easy To Make No really, it is – I promise you! People are often intimidated…

I’ve been a little obsessed with pecans lately. Maybe it’s Canada taking a hold of me and slowly morphing me into a Canadian, but they’re just so crunchy and delicious and I don’t know how I didn’t use them more often in the past! This maple pecan bundt cake is really a celebration of pecans. The sweet, maple sponge sets the stage for the toasted, candied pecans and everything is tied together with a dreamy maple cream cheese glaze. Can you make Maple Pecan Cake without a Bundt Pan? If you don’t have a bundt pan, don’t worry! You can…

Who doesn’t love strawberries? But it’s SO hard to capture that fruity strawberry flavour in a cake. Using fresh strawberries in the batter means you lose the delicious berry-ness, and artificial flavourings often have a weird aftertaste. But this strawberry cake is juuuust right! The light sponge is just bursting with strawberry flavour and the cream cheese frosting compliments it perfectly. Your mouth is going to be very happy. How to get the a flavourful Strawberry Cake This cake uses a strawberry reduction, which basically means we just cook some of the moisture out of the strawberries so we get…

Boy are you in for a treat with this Salted Caramel Cheesecake! If you’re a ‘sweet and salty’ fiend like I am, this will be your new favourite cheesecake! I use this glaze for a Salted Caramel and Chocolate Tart that was one of our best sellers in the bakery, then one day I tried it on top of a baked cheesecake and the result was just… Mwuah! There are so many flavours going on here, the subtle tang of the cheesecake, the super sweet caramel, the little nuggets of sea salt that burst in your mouth and the dark…

Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes This is it folks, the recipe upon which I built my cupcake empire! I recently calculated that I have personally made close to a million of these cupcakes! I developed this recipe at the very beginning of my baking business and used it faithfully in every store and every kitchen we had. It never failed me – so you know it’s a good recipe! I love it because it’s not too sweet, but it’s just beautifully fluffy and crumbly in your mouth. It holds its own and doesn’t break apart too easily and it gives a lovely…

Raspberry Crumble Muffins This is one of those recipes that just came to me on a whim, I made it for the first time and it was a resounding success, and I haven’t tweaked the recipe at all since that day because it is perfect! The muffins themselves are soft and fluffy, they’re full of flavour but not too sweet, then the raspberries are a burst of tartness in your mouth and it’s all rounded off with the crunchy, sweet crumble topping. I firmly believe that all muffins should have nice crunchy top and this one is a prize winner…

Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies I had never tried using browned butter in a recipe until these cookies. It always seemed like a poncy, unnecessary step that wouldn’t actually add much to the flavour – I was SO wrong. I honestly can’t believe that I went so many years without doing browning butter. Something so simple just completely transforms these into an entirely different cookie! It adds a deep nutty, caramel flavour that is so much more complex than just your average cookie. How to Make Browned Butter It might seem like an intimidating process but I promise you this…