Dessert, Doughnuts, Recipes

Spiced Apple & Salted Caramel Doughnuts

As we are nearing the end of October, I wanted to get at least one recipe in using Apples. They are everywhere at this time of year and I like no better pairing than apple with a bit of spice. When I was thinking of what glaze to make, I remembered how tasty this batch of Salted Caramel was and the combination was born. Autumn is by far my favourite season, I completely and utterly indulge in comfort foods. And what better comfort food than doughnuts right? I’m hoping I have got the balance of flavours right and you can taste a little of everything, without one overpowering the other.

Indulge away, make them for bonfire night, eat them whilst the glaze is still warm, eat the glaze from the bowl, take a bath and a plate of doughnuts. Basically, enjoy!

Spiced Apple & Salted Caramel Doughnuts | The Mother Cooker

Dessert, Recipes, Sauces

Banoffee Bread With Whipped Cinnamon Cream

Hello all, it’s been a long time coming but I am finally back blogging. Two house moves, a toddler, family health. It’s all pulled me away, but it has also got me super excited to blog again and I have so many ideas for my favourite season of all, Autumn. The season of comfort food, indulgent puddings, warming stews and soups. With some of my favourite ingredients coming in to season, I simply can’t wait to share all of the recipes I have created with you. I hope that through the dark nights and early mornings, you find comfort in my food and it perks you up or wraps you like a blanket.

So lets kick things off with this Banoffee Bread, a spin on my traditional Banana Bread, this has indulgent toffee sauce and lovely whipped cinnamon cream. Easy to make and with all that banana, surely it counts as one of your five a day? I really hope you like it.

Banoffee Bread With Whipped Cinnamon Cream: The Mother Cooker

Dessert, Recipes

Chocolate & Berry Meringue Cake

I promised that I wouldn’t share another dessert option on the blog for a while, but I really couldn’t keep this one in a folder on my computer. I hope you can tell why? It’s a really great time for berries at the moment, beautiful fresh strawberries, raspberries and cherries. Combine that with chocolate meringue, heaps of vanilla cream and a strawberry & balsamic glaze and well, you’ve got a slice of heaven. This crumbly and chewy meringue melts in your mouth; but adds enough crunch to give the dessert a nice texture.

I really hope you like it, one to share!

Chocolate and Berry Meringue Cake

Dessert, Doughnuts, Recipes

Strawberry Daiquiri Doughnuts

When I first made my Mojito Doughnuts, I thought ‘I bloomin love this idea, I wonder what other cocktails I could do?’ So my mini series was born, this cocktail is one of my favourites. Mainly because I didn’t drink for a very long time, I still don’t really. But it was my go to un-alcoholic cocktail. These doughnuts can easily be made without the rum, they still make a delicious strawberry based dessert. I have alternated the toppings, with one being a glaze and the other a lime sugar. So you can either make both or choose one, both are delicious. I secretly hope you try both.

Strawberry Daiquiri Doughnuts by The Mother Cooker

Dessert, Recipes

Lime and Coconut Cake

This is quite possibly the most indulgent thing I’ve ever made and shared on the blog. I won’t tell you about the chocolate cake I made Dale for his Birthday, but I think I may have gained 10lbs that weekend! This really is something to share, so if you are planning a birthday party, dinner party or are going somewhere that needs cake, make this.

Coconut and lime are two of my favourite flavours, coconut gelato is by far my favourite dessert in the world. So ignore the calories, bake the cake and have a slice. A fresh and sweet accompaniment to a pot of tea in the garden.

Lime and Coconut Cake