Lunch, Recipes, Salads

Sweet Potato & Bacon Salad

After making a heap of desserts, I needed something light. I’ve become obsessed with salads lately, you can make so many different combinations. As I try and tell my Husband, salads are more than lettuce. Having a go at my own vinaigrette was lovely too. This salad is fresh, sweet, salty and the dressing packs a punch that lifts the whole thing. I hope you like it, because if I can impress my Husband with a salad, I think I’m on to a winner.

Sweet Potato & Bacon Salad

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

Dessert, Recipes

Berry Meringue Eton Mess

I’m going to be honest, so I set out to make simple berry meringues and well they didn’t look aesthetically pleasing. Tasted super great, no way I could have shot them. So as the saying goes, if you have lemons…make lemon cream. So there you have it, ‘Berry Meringue Eton Mess’ was created. Fresh seasonal berries, indulgent lemon cream and chewy berry meringue. If I had a bath, I’d fill it with this dessert and eat the lot.

Nothing says summer to me like Eton Mess, I always choose it from the menu, just as I would choose Apple Crumble in Autumn. The only thing you have to cook is the meringue, which are pretty simple, containing 6 ingredients and a simple process.

Berry Eton Mess by The Mothercooker