Roasted Banana & Cream | Ice Lollies | Paletas | Ice Pops

These ice lollies were based on a banana paletas recipe I spotted a while ago. A paleta is a Latin American ice lolly featuring fresh fruit mixed into a water or cream base – what we call an ice lolly in the UK, the Americans call an ice pop and the Canadians a popsicle! Roasting ... Read more »

Eton Mess Ice Lollies | Strawberries, Cream & Meringue On A Stick

Summer means strawberries! It calls to mind strawberry picking at a local farm, strawberries and cream (and Wimbledon), home made strawberry liqueur, hot bubbling pans of strawberry jam and the special pleasure of eating home grown strawberries from the back garden. It’s also the best time of year to make one of our favourite desserts, ... Read more »

Diana Henry’s Chicken with Pumpkin, Cream & Gruyère

If you love chicken, Diana Henry’s A Bird In The Hand is a wonderful cookery book, full of amazing chicken recipes such as this one. Read our review of Bird In The Hand, here.   This recipe for Chicken with Pumpkin, Cream and Gruyère blew me away. As you can see, it’s such a simple recipe ... Read more »

Hello, Black Garlic! Black Garlic, Mushroom & Cream Penne Pasta

I’ve been reading about black garlic for the last few years. I’ve even tried a product made with black garlic – my friend Dave made some striking black garlic cheese which I used in a delicious seasonal butternut squash and cheese bake. But until this week, I’d never actually tried the stuff as it comes, ... Read more »

Rich, Dense & Dark Power Blender Chocolate Ice Cream | Perfect for Ice Lollies

My initial plan, when Choclette and I set our joint #WeShouldBSFIC challenge for January, was an ice cream sandwich. I wanted to make chewy chocolate chip cookies and sandwich white chocolate vanilla ice cream between them. But every time I started scribbling potential recipe notes, my thoughts turned instead to a chocolate ice cream recipe ... Read more »

White Chocolate Vanilla Ice Cream, Served with Powdered Raspberry

This recipe is based on a white chocolate vanilla ice cream from Divine Heavenly Chocolate Recipes with a Heart by Linda Collister. It’s a gorgeously smooth and creamy ice cream with a fantastic mouth feel. As you can imagine, the white chocolate makes it really sweet so I added a sprinkling of freeze-dried raspberry powder to ... Read more »

Making Mr Whippy | My Homemade Screwball Ice Cream

Whether you ordered Flake 99 in a cone or a bubble-gum toting Screwball in moulded plastic, at the heart of both was pale-as-snow, smooth-flowing, soft-serve Mr Whippy vanilla-flavoured ice cream. There were actually two variations of Screwball that Pete and I remember – the ready-filled ones with raspberry ripple ice cream under a cardboard lid ... Read more »