Brookies – with a pumpkin twist

You love brownies? You love cookies? Bake them in layers and what do you get? – brookies, of course. I have given these a pumpkin twist, and made them in the Thermomix. If you haven't got a Thermomix, why not! Seriously just make the two layers the way you would normally put brownies and cookies…

Thermomix Pumpkin challah

What’s not to love about challah! – so add a tin of puréed pumpkin and you have a match made for sharing. No reason to save this one for thanksgiving- just an anytime wonderful bread. The mixture is quite wet but fear not, it works. There are several great YouTube posts on how to braid…

Pumpkin and goats cheese tarts

For the vegetarian option don't add the Parma ham Another shout out for my lovely cook book Little and Friday by Kim Evans with this quiche. I like to serve individual tarts for dinner parties so have adapted the recipe. It is more fiddly and time consuming but nice if your platin up. If it…

Macarons 1

All these people who cook, bake, photograph and blog so well have been inspirational. There's no doubt that Pinterest has been a superb vehicle for showing the talents of people worldwide and now I feel like joining that community in a small way. I have been making macarons – those little french delicacies – for…