Stem Ginger Sticky Toffee Pudding with Brandy Butterscotch Sauce

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I’m sat at my desk right now, devouring a hot toasted cheese doused in worcestershire sauce. As I ran into the kitchen five minutes ago (having completely forgotten my dinner was in the oven) there was my housemate, preparing a large bowl of apple pie and custard. More like a couple of mini apple pies floating in a large pool of yellow custard. As much as I found it hilarious when he took his bowl down to his room using oven mitts, all be it with a little shame on his face, I found our mutual food habits more endearing.

This cold weather seems to force me to reach for comfort food, as it does so many like my housemate. Hot dishes laden with butter, cheese, cream or anything to put a bit more warmth in my bones.

After Christmas, I vowed I’d jump straight back onto the health and fitness train but it was much easier said than done. Do you know what? I have no regrets over the endless amounts of doughnuts, pastries and chocolate I’ve eaten. Every mouthful has filled me with joy and comforted me when I’m freezing my ass off in the kitchen at work everyday.

On a side note; nobody told me how hard it would be to run home from work at 8pm, in January when its wet, cold and dark all the time. When I could easily just hop on the tube and be home in 10 minutes and well… warm.

Nothing would make me yearn for home and the comfort of my bed, my duvet and my television more than this sticky toffee pudding. Sticky toffee pudding is amazing on its own, but when you add in stem ginger and brandy butterscotch sauce it creates an even more welcoming bowl. The stem ginger is a lovely hit of flavour against the sweet caramel sponge along with the brandy sauce warming your throat.

Straight after I made this, I couldn’t wait to share it with you all. It’s easy, doesn’t require any fancy equipment and is one of my favourite dishes.

I was lucky enough to be asked to post this for Wayfair, a company which sells a vast array of homewares. Find the recipe over at Wayfair.co.uk

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Spiced Pear and Chocolate Buttermilk Scones

Pear and Chocolate SconesThese dark January evenings see me yearn for home more and more. The warmth of my kitchen stove calls to me just like my body calls for rest and my plush warm bed. I’ll be eating dinner at work, whilst gazing out of the nearest window misted by condensation, wishing for the relaxation of watching TV with a warm tasty treat. All the while knowing my dreams are in vain as I still have six hours left at work. Continue reading “Spiced Pear and Chocolate Buttermilk Scones”

Spiced Pecan and Orange Butter Cookies

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I love finding new cookie recipes. I love it because I love having stashes of them in the freezer. A whole array of them, glistening there like my own personal cookie shop.

It’s important to have this all year round but most important during the holiday season. Continue reading “Spiced Pecan and Orange Butter Cookies”

Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake

Apple BundtCinnamon, Ginger, Apple Pie, Cream and so, so much butter. That completely sums up winter for me.

And yes I know it’s not winter yet, don’t get excited yet blah blah.

But it literally feels like the news reporter announced it was the last day of Summer and it suddenly turned to Winter, missing out Autumn all together. Continue reading “Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake”